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The Columbus Dispatch

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Past articles by Ken:

New transportation program aims to help Linden residents access health care, job training

CVS Health announced a new partnership in which residents of a Linden ZIP code can access free rides to medical appointments or job-training programs. → Read More

Veteran Franklin County Sheriff's deputy dies of COVID-19

Franklin County Sheriff's deputy Terrance Bateman, a 25-year veteran of the department, died of COVID-19. → Read More

One dead in boating accident while duck hunting at Alum Creek State Park

Four people were duck hunting early Saturday at Alum Creek State Park when their boat began taking on water. Two were hospitalized and one died. → Read More

Dublin woman, a self-advocate, named to county board of developmental disabilities

Marci Straughter of Dublin is the first person with developmental disabilities to be named to the Franklin County Board of Developmental Disabilities. → Read More

Maryhaven announces resignation of CEO following investigation

The Greater Columbus addiction recovery and mental health center said CEO, Shawn Holt resigned after an investigation into his compensation, benefits. → Read More

About 70 Guard members deployed to Mount Carmel East to help with COVID-19 surge

Mount Carmel East is getting about 70 Ohio National Guard members to help in non-clinical roles. It is the first known deployment in Greater Columbus. → Read More

How to stick to an exercise program: Do what you like and be patient, experts say

Many who make a resolution to start exercising don't stick with it. Experts say keys include doing what you enjoy and being patient. → Read More

Health officials warn of no room in hospitals, staff shortages as new COVID-19 record set

Hospital officials are frustrated at those who remain unvaccinated as record numbers of COVID cases continue in Ohio. → Read More

Golf tournaments announce more than $5.5 million raised for Nationwide Children's Hospital

Tournament officials announced the 2021 Memorial and Nationwide Children's Hospital events raised more than $5.5 million for the hospital. → Read More

'We have plenty of food': Pantries coping with demand amid inflation, supply-chain issues

Rising costs and struggles to get products delivered are affecting food pantries. Despite that, area officials say they are coping with higher demand. → Read More

Gift to create mental health program at Ohio State personal for Schottenstein family

Jeffrey Schottenstein said the issues he experienced as a teen prompted the family's $10 million gift to Ohio State to create a mental health program → Read More

Greater Columbus Salvation Army facing critical shortage of bell ringers

As the iconic red-kettle campaign begins, the local Salvation Army reports a 97.5% shortage of volunteers. That threatens its 2022 programs. → Read More

Career Navy man Tom Lennon finds fulfillment helping connect veterans with companion dogs

Worthington resident Tom Lennon, who served 30 years in the Navy, volunteers with Veteran Companion Animal Services, helping vets find the right dog. → Read More

Shortage of cancer drug abraxane frustrates patients, providers alike

The cancer drug abraxane is in short supply because of a manufacturing delay. Some Greater Columbus patients have seen treatment plans altered. → Read More

Columbus announces $8.8 million in support to city's shelters for homeless people

The city will be spending $8.8 million of American Rescue Plan funds to help support staffers and institute new mental-health programs. → Read More

Man charged with murder after woman found dead in Madison Township fire

Firefighters responding Thursday to a Madison Township home found the body of a woman who had apparently been strangled and set afire, records show. → Read More

Home health care industry 'in crisis' leaves people scrambling to find help for loved ones

Families are scrambling to find home health care workers for their loved ones, as low pay and COVID-19 have created a critical shortage in the field. → Read More

`Angel in a white uniform' prompts doctor, Scotland native to spend 50 years in Columbus

Dr. Ian Baird is from Scotland but met his future wife in Columbus. He started at Riverside on Oct. 1, 1971 and is retiring from there 50 years later. → Read More

Westerville issues new mask rules, but does not go as far as other local cities

Westerville officials cite full hospitals for new mask order, but the requirements are not as stringent as in Columbus and several other suburbs. → Read More

New Licking County home for developmentally disabled kids honors Good family's wishes

After opposition last year to a group home for kids with developmental disabilities, Licking County officials found another site for a new home. → Read More