Monroe Trombly, The Columbus Dispatch

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Recent articles by Monroe:

Kia, Hyundai cars too easy to steal? Columbus residents sue automakers in federal court

The lawsuit comes amidst a rash of car thefts involving certain Kia and Hyundai models in Columbus and elsewhere. → Read More

The Farmers' Almanac winter forecast is out. What does it mean for Columbus?

In publication since 1818, the Farmers' Almanac is predicting an "unreasonably cold, snowy" winter in Ohio and the Great Lakes region. → Read More

Columbus gets court order to shut down America's Best Value Inn on Sinclair Road

The city of Columbus says America's Best Value Inn on Sinclair Road has been plagued by years of code violations, violent crime and drug activity. → Read More

Franklin County Sheriff's Office: Woman hit and killed by vehicle on I-270

The unidentified woman was found on the eastbound side of I-270, east of U.S. 62 in Jackson Township, shortly after 11 p.m. Wednesday. → Read More

911 calls from Old Landmark Tavern shooting show chaotic scene on Far South Side

Columbus police on Wednesday released 911 calls made the night two men were fatally shot at the Old Landmark Tavern on Columbus' Far South Side. → Read More

Columbus weather: Heat advisory issued for Wednesday, chance of storms Thursday

Though temperatures will hover in the low 90s for much of Wednesday in Columbus, the combination of heat and humidity will make it feel much hotter. → Read More

Interested in Bigfoot? Don't miss a festival in his honor Aug. 5-6 in the Hocking Hills

The two-day affair will include vendors, speakers and contests to see who can walk most like Bigfoot, also called Sasquatch, and howl the best. → Read More

One person found dead by firefighters responding to house fire on Columbus' South Side

Firefighters responded to 1677 Linwood Ave. early Monday morning and found one person dead inside. → Read More

Woman walking on I-270 dies after being struck by vehicle

Authorities say a woman walking on Interstate 270 near Route 104 was struck and killed by a vehicle traveling east early Monday morning. → Read More

Partial building collapse has closed intersection on Columbus' Near East Side

Firefighters were on the scene for a smaller collapse when the back half of 1032 E. Long St. suddenly gave way. → Read More

Five takeaways from new TV show on Victoria's Secret and Les Wexner

Les Wexner, a household name in Columbus, and the company he built are being introduced to a broader audience through a new Hulu docuseries. → Read More

10-year-old travels to Indiana for abortion and Columbus man arrested: Here's what we know

The story of the 10-year-old girl traveling from Ohio to Indiana for an abortion has attracted international attention. Get caught up here. → Read More

Arrest made in rape of Ohio girl that led to Indiana abortion drawing international attention

The man was arraigned in Ohio. The case has led to national attention in the abortion debate following the Supreme Court decision on Roe v. Wade. → Read More

10 Airbnb rentals for a staycation in Greater Columbus: Log cabin, waterfront estate, more

Inflation, gas prices, airport hassles. Maybe this is the summer for a staycation. Check out 10 local Airbnbs that run the gamut from cozy to grand. → Read More

'Clearly something is failing': Kia and Hyundai cars increasingly the target of theft

Following a trend seen in other Midwest cities, nearly four in 10 cars stolen in Columbus so far this year have been either Kia or Hyundai models. → Read More

Barley grown for Miller Lite beer made with dirt from Columbus Crew field

Columbus Crew fans can now boast of having a hand in the production of one of America's top-selling beers. → Read More

Two killed, one critically injured in fire on Columbus' Northeast Side

Two people critically injured in a fire on Columbus' Northeast Side died of their injuries at a nearby hospital early Thursday morning. → Read More

Columbus weather: More thunderstorms on the way after record daily rainfall

Thunderstorms and heavy rain overnight left spots of flooding and some in central Ohio without power. → Read More

Columbus weather: Strong to severe thunderstorms possible, with heat index values near 100

Although a heat advisory has not been issued for Columbus, heat index values will still be as high as 100 degrees. → Read More

Want to grill a perfect burger this July 4? Try these tips from owner of Ray Ray's Hog Pit

Grilling that perfect burger this July 4 weekend isn't as hard as it may seem, so long as you follow a few cardinal rules. → Read More