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Web Producer — Columbus Dispatch
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Columbus Dispatch Web producer who sometimes blogs about pop culture. INFJ. @scrippsjschool alumna from Appalachian Ohio.

Columbus Answers: Why didn't Ohio's emissions tests catch Volkswagen's clean-air violations? — Why didn't the counties that E-check catch Volkswagen's emission scam? Is Ohio's emission check a scam also? - Rich McKnight, Denver, N.C. (formerly of Columbus) Volkswagen's sneaky violations of clean air standards were carried out not by changing emissions tests, but by installing in-vehicle software that would make certain Volkswagen models emit lower levels of pollutants while being tested.
Oct 05, 2015

Columbus Answers: Why didn't Ohio's emissions tests catch Volkswagen's clean-air violations? via @DispatchAlerts

Columbus Answers: What happens to drugs collected for drug take-back events? — What does law enforcement do with the prescriptions they receive at area retailers when they have prescription drug turn-ins from the public? Do they resell? Track who turns in what? And how do they dispose of the medications?
Sep 24, 2015

A reader asked what happens to the drugs collected during drug take-back events:

Columbus Answers: What's the correct way to park at a meter? — Even casual observation of parking practices in Columbus suggests that some drivers don't know where to park in relation to parking meters. Should the meter line up with the vehicle's front tire? Should it align with the middle of the vehicle?
Sep 21, 2015

This is a news a few of you could use from @XanaE: What's the correct way to park at a meter?

Sep 21, 2015

It's not a nice thing to do, but, believe it or not, it's legal to park this way in Columbus.

Columbus Answers: Why do intersections have different audible crosswalk signals? — Why do some of the crosswalks Downtown make machine-gun noises and others bird noises when they give the walk signal? - Dom Simpson, Columbus Of the thousand or so Columbus intersections that have traffic signals, 105 of them have audible crosswalk signals - the sounds that tell pedestrians with visual impairments that it's safe to cross the street.
Sep 17, 2015

Crosswalk-signal noises range from machine-gun-like sounds to bird chirps. Ever wonder why?

Local food-themed band Devilcake joining Mac Sabbath at Skully's — By: Susannah Elliott McDonald's-themed rockers Mac Sabbath are set to play Skully's on Sunday, Sept. 13. Who better to open for the Black Sabbath parody band than Columbus' own "food-rock" outfit, Devilcake?
Sep 09, 2015

Not only is a McDonald's-themed Black Sabbath parody band playing Cbus, but they found a local food-rock band to open

Canine friends celebrated for National Dog Day — August 26 is National Dog Day, an occasion to celebrate our canine pals and bring attention to the domestic animals that are waiting in shelters for their forever homes. According to The Holiday Guild, National Dog Day was created 11 years ago by author and animal behaviorist Colleen Paige.
Aug 26, 2015

Good morning. Someone declared it National Dog Day. That's as good a reason as any to celebrate our best friends...

Columbus Answers: Why doesn't traffic-light timing prevent congestion Downtown? — It's true that Third Street is often congested around rush hour Downtown. Intersections sometimes approach gridlock as backups prevent cars from clearing the intersection before the traffic light changes. But Patti Austin, an administrator with Columbus' Division of Traffic Management, says that the traffic signals' timing is coordinated, and it's not quite the lights that cause the congestion.
Aug 20, 2015

RT @RickRouan: Wondering what causes backups on 3rd Street? @XanaE has the answer.

Columbus Answers: Plans for former Psychiatric Hospital land include urban farm, senior housing — "Are there any plans for the large parcel of land that was once the Columbus State Hospital aka 'Ohio Lunatic Asylum' on Wheatland Avenue on the city's West Side?" - John Contonio, Columbus After nearly 30 years of disuse, some of the Hilltop land that once held the Central Ohio Psychiatric Hospital will be home to both a senior-citizen housing complex and an urban farm.
Aug 14, 2015

A reader asked about plans for some West Side land (vacant since 1988). Turns out it'll see a lot of activity soon:

'Gilmore Girls' regular Scott Patterson was a Columbus Clipper — Screened & Heard Movie, music, TV and tech news as seen and heard from the "heart of it all." By: Susannah Elliott Here's a fun fact: Scott Patterson, who played diner owner Luke Danes for all seven seasons of Gilmore Girls, played AAA baseball for the Columbus Clippers in the 1980s.

McDonald's-themed Black Sabbath parodists Mac Sabbath playing Columbus — By: Susannah Elliott Mac Sabbath, led by lead vocalist "Ronald Osbourne," performs songs like Pair-a-buns (based on Black Sabbath's Paranoid). "Slayer McCheese" plays guitar while a remote-control Fry Guy wheels around the stage. A sinister-looking Grimace - oops, I mean "Grimalice" - is on bass guitar, while "Cat Burglar" takes the drums. Yes, this is a real thing.
Jul 08, 2015

A McDonald's-themed Black Sabbath parody band called Mac Sabbath is playing Columbus this fall. And they're not bad!

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Oct 09, 2015

@ohonestly My Timehop showed me this conversation today. Did your nervous thing go well?

Oct 08, 2015

"But have you ever seen Dave Yost and Russell Crowe in the same place at the same time?" #doppelgangers #overheardinthenewsroom

Oct 08, 2015

I'm not one of the many people my age obsessed with Hocus Pocus, but, hey, it's playing on @COSI's Giant Screen:

Oct 08, 2015

RT @OhioFilmOffice: Word is spreading about Ohio being a great place to film! Bruce Willis and Mariah Carey are both filming in...

Oct 06, 2015

@Studio35 Will you have Kentucky Pumpkin Barrel Ale on tap this year?

Oct 06, 2015

@ryanreal Haha I watched 30 seconds and can't wait until I have time to watch the rest.

Oct 05, 2015

@jaredforshey Is it that much of a pain? Seems like they've made it pretty easy. And free!

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