Nora the polar bear is making a new friend. Once a favorite among visitors to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, Nora has been attracting fans at her new home at the Oregon Zoo. Last week, the polar bear was introduced to a 31-year-old polar bear named Tasul for the first time.
A would-be robber at the Old Bag of Nails on the Near East Side apparently had the snot knocked out of him Sunday night by the restaurant manager. The robber pointed a gun at the manager of the restaurant, at 17 N. Nelson Road, about 9:45 p.m.
Sometimes the Insider takes you on a little field trip. Today, we'll visit Chardon in northeastern Ohio. More specifically, the Geauga County Courthouse. When reporter Holly Zachariah covered a sentencing there last week, she told Common Pleas Judge David L. Fuhry's bailiff, Cindy DeMarco, that it was her first time at the 1826 Greek Revival courthouse.
An 8-year-old girl rushed into a restaurant and told workers that her mom was in a car, not breathing. A wife found her 38-year-old husband dead in their home. These were just a couple recent stories of the devastation caused by a heroin epidemic hitting communities across Ohio.
By: Kelly Lecker Franklin County elections officlals are urging voters not to believe everything they read. An article posted on the Christian Times website stated that a Columbus electrical worker found a dozen sealed ballot boxes filled with thousands of ballots for the Nov. 8 election.
Who says this summer's Pokemon Go craze is dwindling? In Westerville, a man apparently still on a quest to "catch 'em all" is accused of stealing every pack of Pokemon trading cards from the Wal-Mart on East Schrock Road, Reporter Alissa Widman Neese tells us.
The Columbus Dispatch is hosting a community forum to discuss the heroin epidemic and what can be done about it. Panelists will include people who have experienced heroin's hold firsthand. There will also be experts who will talk about how to find help, and efforts to help addicts.
When is a victim not considered a victim? This was the debate raging on the Columbus Police Facebook page over the past two days. On Sunday, police posted an item on Facebook about 25-year-old Courdney Deonte Sims, who police say robbed a Franklinton UDF store on West Broad Street.
Here's an update on a case the Insider first brought you in March: More than five months after an assistant Franklin County prosecutor was charged with driving while intoxicated and causing a crash that injured a motorcyclist at a Downtown intersection, the case has yet to be presented to a grand jury.
Officers investigating a shooting on the West Side last week had quite the mess to sort out when they arrived on the scene. Columbus Police were called to the 700 block of Greenfield Drive on Aug. 22 on the report of a shooting.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".