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Past articles by Monroe:

Kris Jordan, a Republican who represented Delaware County in the Ohio House, dies at 46

Jordan was in the midst of his third term as state representative for Ohio's 60th District. He previously spent eight years in the Ohio Senate. → Read More

Most East Palestine students in class. But parents are concerned about effects on kids

School in East Palestine has resumed and is operating as it did prior to the derailment. But some parents are pulling their kids out. → Read More

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg tours East Palestine derailment site amid NTSB probe

Buttigieg's visit coincides with the release of a preliminary report of the National Transportation Safety Board's investigation into the derailment → Read More

Ohio health department expands services at East Palestine clinic to include physical exam

The clinic had previously been designed to help visitors navigate the health system and was not intended to take the place of doctor's visits. → Read More

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, Norfolk Southern CEO Alan Shaw to appear in CNN town hall

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, Norfolk Southern CEO Alan Shaw and U.S. EPA Administrator Michael Regan are due to appear Wednesday evening for a CNN town hall. → Read More

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, others make home visits in East Palestine, drink tap water

The home visits were part of an effort to allay fears among East Palestine residents that the village's water is unsafe to drink. → Read More

EPA orders Norfolk Southern to clean up East Palestine train derailment site

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has ordered Norfolk Southern to conduct all necessary actions associated with cleaning up East Palestine. → Read More

Norfolk Southern Corp. CEO letter to East Palestine: 'We are here and will stay here'

Norfolk Southern Corporation President and CEO Alan H. Shaw made the promise in a letter that was released Thursday. → Read More

U.S. EPA Administrator Michael Regan to visit East Palestine in wake of train derailment

The visit will come 13 days after a Norfolk Southern train carrying hazardous chemicals derailed and caught fire in the small village. → Read More

Is the air in East Palestine safe to breathe? Here's what experts and officials say.

Some residents of East Palestine who have returned to their homes after being evacuated have reported experiencing headaches and nausea. → Read More

Is the Ohio River contaminated? East Palestine train derailment sparks concerns over water

The fiery derailment of a train in East Palestine has prompted concern that the drinking water some five million people rely on could be impacted. → Read More

We asked ChatGPT to write Valentine's Day poems about Columbus things. This is what we got.

This Valentine's Day, we put ChatGPT's skills to the test and asked it to write love poems specific to Columbus and related things. → Read More

Columbus utilities: Drinking water safe from East Palestine train toxins

The derailment site is far from Columbus' watershed and pose no risk to local water supplies, a city official said. → Read More

When does daylight saving time start in 2023? When do we 'spring forward'?

With the impending start of spring, here's a brief explainer on daylight saving time, how it began, and how some states want it to be permanent. → Read More

Racist social media posts shared among Bexley students, superintendent says

Bexley City Schools' Superintendent said Thursday that racist social media posts have circulated within the school community. → Read More

High wind warning issued for Columbus, damaging winds possible

With gusts up to 60 mph possible, wind strength is expected to intensify through the afternoon, the National Weather Service said. → Read More

Bexley teacher placed on leave after racist image shown at middle school

Outraged parents attended Wednesday's school board meeting, and some called for the teacher who supervises morning announcements to be fired. → Read More

15 'Columbus-style' pizzerias to check out on National Pizza Day

Thursday is National Pizza Day. Experience Columbus has some suggestions for places to get "Columbus-style" pizza. → Read More

Columbus man who spent 21 years in prison in Lancaster home invasion awarded $1.3 million

The settlement amount was agreed to in January after Ralph B. Smith and his lawyers filed a wrongful imprisonment claim in the Ohio Court of Claims. → Read More

Chihuahua mix near Dayton dethroned as world's oldest living dog by Portuguese pooch

The world's oldest dog, recently identified by Guinness, lives in rural Portugal and as of Feb. 1 was 30 years and 266 days old. → Read More