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Columbus, Ohio
Enterprise Reporter — Columbus Dispatch

Columbus Dispatch enterprise and federal court reporter

Secret Service task force raids several central Ohio businesses

dispatch.com — A Secret Service task force raided a number of central Ohio businesses this morning as part of an investigation into skimming, money laundering, tax fraud and identity theft. Law enforcement made several arrests during the searches, according to the Secret Service in the southern district of Ohio.

Gas leak closes Downtown street

dispatch.com — A gas leak has closed a Downtown street near OhioHealth Grant Medical Center this morning. A Columbus Division of Fire dispatcher said E. State Street is closed at S. 6th Street because of the leak. The hospital had not been evacuated as of 11:30 a.m. A nearby building, the Bosco Center at 80 S.

3 brothers in Licking County auto dealership face fraud, money laundering charges

dispatch.com — Three Licking County brothers are accused of making deposits and taking withdrawals from two banks to make it appear as if they had $7.4 million; instead, their used-car dealership owed the banks $1 million. Phillip C. Clark Jr., David Clark and Christopher Clark are charged in U.S.

Humboldt penguin born at Columbus Zoo

dispatch.com — A newborn chick is being welcomed into the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium's Humboldt penguin family. The fuzzy male, which hatched on Feb. 20, is past the critical time period for survival, zoo spokeswoman Patty Peters said today. The chick was 3 ounces when it hatched and 10 ounces on Friday, she said.

Man pleads guilty in deer-selling case

dispatch.com — A former West Liberty man about to go on trial Monday for illegally selling and breeding deer pleaded guilty this morning in federal court. Attorneys had been gearing up for months to bring in experts to testify about the U.S. multibillion-dollar deer-hunting business that Donald W. Wainwright Sr., 49, was part of.

Grand jury indicts woman on charges of Medicaid fraud

dispatch.com — The owner of a home health-care agency based in Columbus and operating in four Ohio cities has been charged in federal court with defrauding Medicaid of more than $400,000. JoAnna Ochieng, 66, was indicted on Feb. 3 on 30 counts by a U.S. District Court grand jury in Columbus.

Viola Davis tells of childhood marked by hunger

dispatch.com — "Take me away from here," the 9-year-old girl begged God as she tried to shut out the scene before her. Award-winning actress Viola Davis didn't get her wish that dark day in the early 1970s, and she lives each day with painful memories of that childhood, one filled with hunger so strong that she stole and searched through dumpsters for food.

Water main breaks on Sale Road

dispatch.com — A water-main break on Sale Road in Clinton Township has reduced lanes on Cleveland Avenue between Ward and Case roads. The curb lanes of Cleveland Avenue have been closed because of the break, a Columbus Division of Water and Power employee said this morning. The division expects to have the break repaired within a few hours.

FBI appoints new chief of Cincinnati division

dispatch.com — The special agent in charge of the FBI's financial-crimes section has been named head of the agency's Cincinnati division, which includes Columbus. Angela Byers has worked with the FBI since 1986, when she began as a budget and account analyst.

North Side couple fears lost dog was sold by 'flippers'

dispatch.com — In an instant, the curly-haired black toy poodle streaked out the door of Tim and Jodi Greene's house and into their North Side neighborhood. They put down the groceries they were unloading and rushed after her. Leda, the 5-year-old purebred they'd raised since she was a pup, was nowhere in sight.
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Mar 04, 2015

Wanna take kids to live musical? Dominion Middle School puts on #BeautyAndTheBeast Mar. 5,6,7. $3-$5. 330 E. Dominion pic.twitter.com/SsOM8Yys1H

Mar 03, 2015

Accused terrorist's brother charged with making threatening gesture toward jail guard shar.es/1WROab via @DispatchAlerts

Mar 03, 2015

Agents, cops, investigators from @SecretService task force raid central Ohio businesses today shar.es/1WRYxp via @DispatchAlerts

Mar 03, 2015

Gas leak closes Downtown street this morning near Grant Hospital shar.es/1WRnjk via @DispatchAlerts

Feb 27, 2015

Man pleads guilty to illegally trafficking deer in OH, FLA, GA #whitetaildeer Fish and Wildlife shar.es/1WkEmY via @DispatchAlerts

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