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Recent articles by Dean:

ODNR official urges caution after latest hiking tragedy in a Hocking Hills region park

A Lima man died Sunday after falling about 80 feet at Conkles Hollow State Nature Preserve. → Read More

Zoo CEO: Raising price for those outside Franklin County overdue, but not easy decision

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium officials say they are raising admission for visitors who live outside Franklin County to keep up with inflation. → Read More

Challengers set for November congressional races

The most-competitive local congressional district, as drawn for 2022, is the 15th, in which GOP votes have a nine-point edge in recent elections. → Read More

Catch them while you can: Bluebells in bloom at Three Creeks, Scioto Grove Metro Parks

Early spring wildflowers help usher in the new season. Many are drawn to impressive displays at Columbus and Franklin County Metro Parks. → Read More

Mother: Killing of 20-year-old may have been retaliation for her role in fatal robbery

Masonique Saunders, 20, was fatally shot Saturday at Saunders Park. Her mother believes it was retaliation for her role in a fatal 2018 robbery. → Read More

Delaware County Fairgrounds hosting Trump rally despite some resident and IRS concerns

Some Delaware County residents object to their fairgrounds being used for a large political rally. Fair board says it is merely renting space. → Read More

Judge says he would have called five prosecution witnesses instead of 50-plus in Husel case

Franklin County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Holbrook and jurors critiqued the prosecution case in the William Husel murder trial. → Read More

An inside look at the jury room at the trial of former doctor William Husel

Franklin County Common Pleas Judge Michael Holbrook praised the 12-member jury in the William Husel trial as "the best I've ever had." → Read More

Franklin County jury finds Dr. William Husel not guilty on all 14 murder counts

A Franklin County jury on Wednesday found former Mount Carmel Health doctor William Husel not guilty on all 14 counts of murder. → Read More

Jury in former doctor William Husel's trial reaches apparent impasse

Jury in Husel trial tells judge they're at an impasse. Judge Michael Holbrook tells them to keep trying. → Read More

Attorneys deliver final arguments for jurors in murder trial of William Husel

A Franklin County Common Pleas jury on Monday heard closing arguments from the prosecution and the defense in the William Husel murder trial. → Read More

Husel trial: Removing a judge from a case in Ohio is different than in Florida

Florida county and circuit judges must decide to recuse themselves from a trial if accused of bias. In Ohio, the chief justice decides. → Read More

Why the delay in closing arguments in the William Husel trial? What we now know

Closing arguments in the murder trial of former doctor William Husel have been delayed, at least in part, by a defense motion to disqualify the judge. → Read More

Union County man identified as suspected drowning victim in Delaware County

A body found Saturday evening in Delaware Lake has been identified as a Union County man. → Read More

Delaware city councilman under investigation for possible threatening messages to company

Delaware City Council voted Monday to request that the Ohio Ethics Commission review conduct by Councilman Cory Hoffman. → Read More

Accused I-71 shooter to remain in jail without bail pending scheduled June trial

Jonathon Myers, 21, of Columbus' Northland area, will remain in jail without bail pending trial in Delaware County Common Pleas Court. → Read More

I-71 shooter indicted on 27 counts by Delaware County grand jury

Jonathon Myers now faces 27 counts, including attempted murder, attempted aggravated murder and felonious assault, for allegedly shooting at motorists → Read More

Expert in critical care, anesthesia assails Husel practices in deaths of 14 patients

Dr. John Schweiger testified that William Husel prescribed excessive fentanyl doses and failed to provide proper care for 14 patients who died. → Read More

Separate missions drive OhioHealth nurse and JewishColumbus representatives to Ukraine

Dublin nurse Jessie Kichigin and JewishColumbus CEO Joel Marcovitch and board member Max Brickman to offer help in separate trips. → Read More

Worthington councilman ordered to pay $20,000 for alleged misuse of nonprofit funds

Worthington Councilman Doug Smith is ordered to pay the Ohio Attorney General $20,000 for money is accused of misspending through his nonprofit. → Read More