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Recent articles by Bryant:

Central Ohio hosts two of America’s top 25 kids in USA Mullet Championships

It’s made a comeback the last couple years. Now, two central Ohio boys are in the running to be crowned the USA’s best mullet. → Read More

Newark police officer gifts new bike to man struck by motorcycle during pursuit

Adam Wimer thought police were stopping by for another interview when one officer decided to replace his bike after the crash. → Read More

Mid Ohio Food Collective gets $1 million from Columbus City Council

The money is part of emergency funding to the collective to help meet the “urgent and overwhelming needs of families facing food insecurity.” → Read More

Pickerington Sno Cones business cools down customers for 8 years

Kayla Farrant runs the Sno Cones business on Ashley Creek Drive. It’s an endeavor that started seven years ago with her brother, Isaac. → Read More

Newark Fire Department to spend $700,000 in overtime this year

The fire department says it’s battling short-staffing, as well as an increase in the number of calls. → Read More

Columbus teacher helping educators by offering up free books, classroom resources

Bethany Herbst teaches fifth grade math and science at Stewart Alternative Elementary within Columbus City Schools. → Read More

Hilliard pool goers love sharing the water with momma, baby duck

For the past couple of months, the Hilliard Family Aquatic Center has had two very special visitors that have now called the pool their home. → Read More

Lancaster celebrates addiction recovery with first ever Sober Fest

The idea was created six months ago by Heather Lamkins with Integrated Services in Fairfield County. → Read More

Audubon Park could soon be home to new 800-unit apartment complex

Columbus City Council approved legislation on Monday that would take a chunk of Scioto Audubon Park and turn it into a 780-unit apartment complex. → Read More

COTA prepares for major upgrades to transit system

Columbus is expected to get $149 million thanks to the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act over the next five years. → Read More

Cars, firearm stolen in string of Pataskala break-ins

Pataskala Police say they are aware of and investigating the handful of break-ins that have happened in the last several weeks. → Read More

Americans display U.S. flag upside down in protest of Roe v. Wade decision

According to the U.S. Flag Code, the flag should not be flown inverted, unless it’s a signal of dire distress. → Read More

FCSO talks safety, common sense days before Ohio’s new firework law begins

The state's new fireworks law takes effect on July 1. → Read More

Mother of Franklin County inmate who overdosed while in custody wants answers, accountability 1 year later

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office sent its investigation to the Franklin County Prosecutor’s Office in December seeking an 18-count indictment on a female inmate. → Read More

Hilliard woman creates cake organization to help families in need

It’s cliché, but it’s true: many small ingredients, when brought together, make the best dish. → Read More

Local transgender woman researching comic books to help LGBTQ youth

The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum, located on the Ohio State campus, is home to the largest collection of cartoon artwork in the world. → Read More

As airports see delays and cancellations, AAA says it’s putting more people on the roads

Airport delays are leading to an uptick in drivers on the road, even at a time when gas prices continue to be higher than normal. → Read More

Mother of 3 thanks strangers for help, comforting words during Tuttle mall shooting

"It speaks volumes about the humanity that we so often forget,” Katharine Hayes said. → Read More

Upper Arlington families talk about LGBTQ, trans acceptance

Erin Bonnell and Jillian Maruskin are both mothers to transgender children. For them, they just want their children to be happy, healthy, safe and alive. → Read More

Columbus police officer talks about Pride, being openly gay in law enforcement

Officer Shawn Lutz is a six-and-a-half-year veteran with the Columbus Division of Police. → Read More