Marc Kovac, The Columbus Dispatch

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The Columbus Dispatch

Columbus, OH, United States

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Recent articles by Marc:

Franklin County employees not vaccinated against coronavirus now required to test weekly

Monday marked the first day of weekly testing requirements for the 1,200-plus Franklin County commissioners employees who have not been vaccinated. → Read More

Franklin County says jobs, housing, broadband among priorities for $256M in COVID relief

The Franklin County commissioners have nearly $256 million in federal coronavirus relief to allocate. → Read More

Franklin County DUI Task Force announces two sobriety checkpoints tonight in Grove City

Franklin County task force announced sobriety checkpoints at Grove City intersections Friday night, plus extra weekend patrols seeking impaired drivers. → Read More

Pedestrian dies after being hit by two vehicles on U.S. 23 in Orange Township

Russell Stover, 31, was hit by two vehicles after he walked into the northbound lanes of U.S. 23 at Olentangy Meadows Drive late Thursday night. → Read More

Children Services seeks public help to identify girl found walking alone on Southwest Side

Franklin County Children Services seeks help to identify a young girl found walking alone Wednesday night on Rock Creek Drive on the Southwest Side. → Read More

Franklin County commissioners OK one-year extension for later dog tag purchase deadline

Franklin County Auditor Stinziano sought one-year extension for later dog tag deadline to determine whether two extra months prompt better compliance. → Read More

Menacing incident involving Barnesville High students referred to prosecutor's office

Barnesville Police Chief Rocky Sirianni said an incident report has been sent to the Belmont County Prosecutor's office for possible charges. → Read More

Federal prosecutors add sex trafficking charge to growing case against Columbus man

Ricco Maye and nine others included in a federal indictment unsealed Monday alleging a variety of drug and sex trafficking, fraud and other counts. → Read More

March trial set for former Columbus officer facing murder charge in death of Andre Hill

A judge set a March 7 trial date for a former Columbus officer facing murder and other charges in the shooting death of Andre Hill, an unarmed Black man. → Read More

Early voting starts Tuesday for the Nov. 2 election, but you must be registered by Monday

More than 865,000 Franklin County residents have already registered for the general election prior to Monday's deadline; early voting starts Tuesday → Read More

Franklin County plans updated salary study with eye toward comparable pay for similar duties

Franklin County plans to conduct an updated study of salaries with eye on having comparable pay for similar job duties. → Read More

Franklin County approves $7.3M settlement after Fairfield County's exit from health pool

Franklin County agrees to pay $7.3 million in disputed reserve funds to Fairfield County after latter opts to leave cooperative and self insure. → Read More

Columbus man admits recruiting men to dismember, bury bodies in Sullivant Avenue basement

Foster pleaded guilty in federal court to being an accessory after the fact to murder, recruiting others bury bodies in a Sullivant Avenue basement. → Read More

Alvis breaks ground for $25 million expansion at Alum Creek reentry and treatment facility

Alvis Inc. formally broke ground Friday on a $25 million expansion to its Alum Creek Drive reentry facility; project includes a new two-story building. → Read More

Former Canal Winchester man facing charges for making bomb threats to schools, businesses

Investigators allege that a former Canal Winchester man, arrested in Oregon Tuesday, made bomb threats to more than a dozen businesses and schools. → Read More

Sydnor named CEO of nonprofit Innovation Center created to address Franklin County poverty

Danielle Sydnor has been chosen to lead Rise Together Innovation Center, a nonprofit created as part of Franklin County's plan to address poverty. → Read More

Southeast Side man allegedly threatened to bomb women's reproductive health facility

Columbus man allegedly threatened to to bomb Your Choice Healthcare's Karl Road facility; he was already in Franklin County jail on separate charges. → Read More

Southeast Side man allegedly threatened to bomb women's reproductive health facility

Columbus man allegedly threatened to to bomb Your Choice Healthcare's Karl Road facility; he was already in Franklin County jail on separate charges. → Read More

Franklin County Commissioners allocate $5 million in federal COVID relief funds for nonprofits

Franklin County Commissioners approved allocating a total $5M for grants to nonprofits hit hard by the pandemic, but want details in the future. → Read More

Judge gives plaintiffs in Ohio State Strauss case until Sunday to request his recusal

U.S. District Court Judge Michael Watson disclosed his wife's business had licensing agreement to sell Ohio State merchandise. → Read More