Kathy Lynn Gray, The Columbus Dispatch

Kathy Lynn Gray

The Columbus Dispatch

Columbus, OH, United States

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Past articles by Kathy:

Sports taught new Mount Carmel CEO importance of teamwork, excellence

Lorraine Lutton, the new president and CEO of Mount Carmel Health system, says she’s up to the task of helping it repair its reputation, which was → Read More

Leaders’ resilience, flexibility especially key in fighting coronavirus, innovator says

Maureen Metcalf, whose Innovative Leadership Institute counsels those tasked with guiding their organizations through times of change, says qualities such → Read More

Parts supplier for Honda grows into $1.2 billion business

Since Billy Vickers purchased Modular Assembly Innovations in 2011, the company has grown into a $1.2 billion business, making it one of the largest black- → Read More

CEO Q&A | Nationwide Children's Hospital commercializes its researchers' inventions

Eleven years ago, Nationwide Children’s Hospital started the Office of Technology Commercialization to help transfer inventions and innovations from the hospital’s research department to market. It has come a long way since then and is poised to become a gene therapy center. Matt McFarland, vice president of commercialization for the hospital, said efforts have expanded in recent years, topping… → Read More

CEO Q&A Founder's grandson takes over, revamps Yellow Cab

Taxicabs have been around for decades, but their future became clouded by the popularity of ride-sharing companies. Yellow Cab of Columbus owner Morgan → Read More

Stirling Ultracold's CEO sees demand for his freezers heating up

After spending nearly a decade establishing an innovative industrial freezer company in southeast Ohio, CEO Neill Lane moved Stirling Ultracold’s → Read More

Colo, oldest gorilla in captivity, dies at 60 at Columbus Zoo

Colo, the oldest gorilla born in captivity, has died at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. She was 60. Colo, who was diagnosed recently with cancer, died in her sleep. → Read More

No charges filed in two fatal crashes on Columbus interstates

Columbus police closed two fatal-crash cases without filing charges. → Read More

Two who killed intruders in Columbus acted in self-defense, grand jury rules

A Franklin County grand jury declined to indict two people who fatally shot intruders at their homes. In both cases, Columbus police concluded that the residents acted in self-defense. → Read More

Defense witness in DuPont trial says he didn't know C8 was dangerous

DuPont’s chief scientist said today in federal court that he didn’t know until 2012 that a chemical used in making Teflon could cause several diseases. Testifying in U.S. District Court in Columbus, Robert W. Rickard also said that he regularly met with professors, scientists and officials from regulatory agencies to keep track of any potential problems with C8. → Read More

Man indicted on fraud charges relating to mortgage deals

A federal grand jury has charged a Columbus man with fraud, money laundering and tax evasion in connection with his mortgage fix-it business. Gary Jones, 52, ran 3Arck Capital Group, a company that claimed it could erase or modify mortgages that homeowners couldn’t pay, according to the U.S. attorney’s office. → Read More

Lawsuit alleges age discrimation at Ohio State

The AARP Foundation Litigation is helping two former Ohio State University employees sue the university on allegations of age discrimination. Julianne Taaffe, 60, and Kathryn Moon, 64, filed the civil lawsuit on Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Columbus. → Read More

Parents indicted in toddler's drug-ingestion death

A Franklin County grand jury has indicted the parents of an 11-month-old toddler who died from ingesting heroin and fentanyl. Denise N. Dickinson, 32, and Kyle R. Black, 29, each face charges of involuntary manslaughter and child endangering in connection with the death of Dominic Dickinson, who died on May 13 in the couple’s house on Blaine Drive on the East Side. → Read More

Teen admits to role in killing pizza-delivery driver

A 13-year-old has admitted his involvement in the death of a pizza-delivery driver this summer. Jalen Dewain Hughes had been charged in August with delinquency counts of aggravated murder and aggravated robbery in the death of James A. Flannery, 59. → Read More

Facebook post about odd bird brings missing macaw back to Columbus Zoo

A blue-and-gold macaw that flew away last week has been safely returned to its perch at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. Zoo staff captured the bird on Tuesday afternoon, according to the zoo’s Facebook page. The bird was found on Carriage Road near Powell, about 3 miles from the zoo as the macaw flies. → Read More

Doctor says DuPont failed to release details on dangers of C8

DuPont knew the potential dangers of a chemical it was dumping into the Ohio River for decades but declined to inform the public, an epidemiologist testified in federal court on Wednesday. “They should have let the public know there was a potential toxin in their drinking water,” Dr. Michael Siegel said during questioning in U.S. District Court in Columbus. As early as 1984, company officials… → Read More

Trial starts for first of many lawsuits against DuPont

After more than a day of selecting jurors, attorneys began their opening statements this morning in U.S. District Court in the first of thousands of lawsuits against DuPont. Carla M. Bartlett claims that she developed kidney cancer in 1997 because she used drinking water contaminated by C8 discharged from DuPont’s plant near Parkersburg, W.Va. → Read More

Police charge, seek 2 people in connection with homicide

Columbus police are searching for two people in connection with the death of a Near East Side man whose body was found in the basement of a South Side house on Sunday. Homicide detectives have charged Danyell Florida, 37, and Kalene Bartlett, 22, with abuse of a corpse. Both live at the two-story frame home in the 700 block of S. Champion Avenue where the body of Dametrious L. Edwards, 28, was… → Read More

Ginger the grizzly bear dies at Columbus Zoo

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium has lost some of its spice: Ginger has died. The 40-year-old brown bear was the only grizzly at the zoo, and she lived longer than any other brown bear at a North American zoo. → Read More

Church seeks legal injunction against protesting strippers

The nine-year fight between a church and the strip club its pastor wants to shut down is now in federal court in Columbus. New Beginnings Ministries in Coshocton County has filed suit against the strip-club owner and the strippers — male and female — who have been protesting topless outside the Warsaw church since 2010. → Read More