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Recent articles by Dean:

Worthington librarians, staff form union, become second such system in Greater Columbus

By an almost 90% margin, librarians in Worthington have agreed to form a union following an official tabulation Wednesday morning. → Read More

Delaware County officials sued over alleged racial profiling in traffic stop

A former U.S. Army soldier who is Black has filed a civil rights lawsuit related to a traffic stop/arrest in Delaware County two years ago. → Read More

Polaris gunman sentenced to 13 years for shooting inside Delaware County mall

A Delaware County judge sentenced a Columbus man to 13 years in prison for firing a gun in Polaris Fashion Place earlier this year. → Read More

Marathon a celebration of life for father of hospital patient

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Jason Browning’s 10th marathon will be extra special this year.As he lines up to run in the Nationwide Children’s Hospit → Read More

Columbus Marathon a celebration of life for Jason Browning, father of Nationwide Children's patient

Jason Browning has run multiple marathons, but Sunday's will be special as his 3-year-old daughter, Nora, will be honored as a Nationwide Children's Hospital Patient Champion. → Read More

Delaware County officials not eager to embrace solar power, acting to restrict projects

Delaware County commissioners on Monday hailed a new law that allows them to deem the county a restricted area for renewable energy development. → Read More

Largest human trafficking sting in Ohio history nets 161, including city councilman

The sting was intended to create a deterrent for those who seek sex for pay or profit, said Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost. → Read More

Election 2021: Area parks ballot issues offer enhancements and preservation of land

Preservation Parks of Delaware County is asking voters to approve a new 0.4-mill levy. Parks will be on the ballot in Licking and Fairfield counties. → Read More

Largest sex sting in state history nets 161, including politician, firefighter

Law enforcement held a news conference Monday to announce results of a weeklong sting operation to help deter human trafficking. → Read More

Personal attacks fueling unusual Orange Township trustee race in Delaware County

The Orange Township trustee race features an unusual situation since incumbent Ben Grumbles will keep his office, win or lose, for two more years. → Read More

Two critically inured following car theft, short chase and crash

A reported car theft and chase led to a crash Sunday morning critically injuring two. → Read More

Student charged in sexual assault involving Westerville Central football team

Delaware County prosecutors have filed charges of assault, kidnapping and rape against a Westerville Central football player. → Read More

Trio of Downtown Columbus sporting events to mix with 'DORA' on Wednesday

The Columbus Blue Jackets, Clippers and Crew all will be playing home games Wednesday. City and other officials are expecting large crowds. → Read More

Election Day: Delaware County seeks disabilities services levy that lowers taxes

A disability services levy in Delaware County will reduce taxes if passed, due to restructuring of existing levies and influx of CARES Act assistance. → Read More

Little Brown Jug: After year away, fans push through the pandemic, previous day's rain

Despite mud pits and cold, there were plenty of signs of normalcy at the Little Brown Jug at the Delaware County Fair. → Read More

Orange Township chooses permanent administrator, fourth person to hold post in five years

Orange Township trustees in Delaware County voted unanimously Monday to name Michelle Boni their new administrator. → Read More

Powell Pool hit by 'extreme vandalism' over weekend, swastika reported at nearby park

Powell police are investigating extensive damage to a private pool in the city over the weekend, including broken windows and fire-hydrants → Read More

Ohio Supreme Court agrees with trustee who seeks to run for office he already holds

Ben Grumbles argued that there is no Ohio statue prohibiting his unusual quest for a trustee seat that he already holds. → Read More

Rhoden family murders update: Angela Wagner pleads guilty in Pike County court

During a hearing Friday in Pike County, Angela Wagner pleaded guilty in one of the highest-profile investigations in Ohio history. → Read More

Rhoden family murders: Angela Wagner to appear in Pike County court Friday

A hearing is scheduled today in Pike County for Angela Wagner, who is among those charged in the killings of eight members of the Rhoden family. → Read More