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The Columbus Dispatch

Columbus, OH, United States

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Recent articles by Dean:

Senior services levies pass with ease

Voters in Franklin and Delaware counties approved levies for senior services. → Read More

Delaware County judge denies I-71 shooter second mental health evaluation

A Delaware County judge says he doesn't need more information in sentencing Jonathon Myers next month for the highway shooting rampage in March. → Read More

Delaware city finance director fired after one month on the job

Delaware city officials have fired their finance director for failing to show up for meetings and lack of communication with her staff. → Read More

Security guard cleaning gun discharges round inside Delaware County government building

Delaware County officials are investigating after a private security guard cleaning his gun discharged it in a county building. → Read More

Big Walnut Schools proposes arming teachers under new state law

Big Walnut Local School District has begun discussing whether to allow armed teachers in schools under Ohio House Bill 99. → Read More

Delaware County judge clears name following case of 'paper terrorism'

A judge ruled that Delaware County Common Pleas Court Judge David M. Gormley did nothing wrong related to the charges filed by a Westerville woman. → Read More

As eviction drew near, mother and quadriplegic son uproot to new Bellefontaine home

Kevin Malarkey has been trying for a year to evict his ex-wife and quadriplegic son from their Logan County home of 18 years. They've now left. → Read More

Columbus to expand hours for special 911 response unit that handles mental health calls

In its first year, the city of Columbus' 911 Right Response Unit program took 1,300 calls, a third of which didn't require any police response. → Read More

Child drowns at an apartment complex pond in Columbus' Eastland area

For the third time in a month, a child has drowned in a Greater Columbus apartment complex pond → Read More

Where will money come from to pay for agreement between Columbus City Schools and union?

The size of the salary increase in the tentative agreement with the Columbus Education Association will determine the size of a November 2024 levy. → Read More

Delaware County jury rules husband not guilty in death of Westerville's Emily Noble

A Delaware County Ohio jury decided not to link Emily Noble's husband, Matheau Moore, to her 2020 death and found him not guilty on all counts. → Read More

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium aiming for more diverse staffing through RISE program

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium is offering scholarships to attract minority staffing → Read More

Ku Klux Klan recruitment flyers left on driveways in Sharon Township, elsewhere

Authorities confirmed the KKK flyers were distributed to several neighborhoods in Sharon Township, north of Worthington. → Read More

Voters in Delaware County to consider senior levy that will include increase on Nov. 8

Delaware County commissioners have approved a renewal of the countywide senior services levy for the Nov. 8 ballot. It includes a small increase. → Read More

Adult and juvenile killed in overnight crash; another juvenile hospitalized

An adult and a juvenile were killed in a crash just north of Downtown Sunday night involving a reported stolen Hyundai. Another boy was hospitalized. → Read More

10TV meteorologist Jeff Booth leaving morning shift for more time with family

10TV Meteorologist Jeff Booth has announced on social media that he is leaving his job for more family time. → Read More

Delaware County attorney suspended by Ohio Supreme Court for allegedly bilking clients

Delaware County attorney Robert M. Owens, accused of stealing money from clients' trust accounts, had his Ohio law license indefinitely suspended. → Read More

Columbus zoo officials hoping for a first-ever 'artificial' polar bear birth

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium researchers are taking an aggressive role in protecting the polar bear species by artificially inseminating twins. → Read More

South Side man, 18, charged with murder in May 11 shooting on Columbus' Near East Side

Anthony Wayne Lewis, 18, of Columbus, faces a murder charge after police arrested him this week related to the May 11 shooting death of Tobias Green. → Read More

Visiting post office today? Bring check or cash

Post offices across the country are temporarily not accepting credit cards on Wednesday, just cash or check. → Read More