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Past articles by Valencia:

Is social media stalking us? Expert says there are ways to beat those targeted ads

A Columbus cybersecurity analyst talks social media tracking and ways you can protect yourself. → Read More

Free program teaches people with disabilities combat arts

Immortal Martial Arts Center offers a free class to individuals with disabilities. → Read More

A plea for Acceptance: "I just didn’t have much faith or security in anything"

A Columbus woman makes a public plea for foster parents to accept children in the LGBTQ community. → Read More

Central Ohio organizations seeking donations for tornado victims

The American Red Cross and Salvation Army are seeking donations to assist victims of tornadoes in the midwest. → Read More

Newark WWII veteran lines street that bears his name with American flags

Bob Mellars honors Memorial Day by decorating the street with American flags. → Read More

"Today is the day we say no!": Pro-choice rally takes over Ohio Statehouse steps

Planned Parenthood and other pro-choice organizations host rally outside of Ohio statehouse and Gov. DeWine's office. → Read More

Reduced rates, new validation program among parking changes coming to Short North

The Short North Alliance will implement cheaper rates and a new validation program in June. → Read More

Columbus keeping close eye on number and location of shared scooters

City of Columbus say Bird Rides and Lime Bike violated their contract agreements by not providing enough vehicles in "opportunity neighborhoods". → Read More

'There is still pain': Service honors Kirkersville shooting victims on 2-year anniversary

Sunday, Kirkersville United Methodist Church held a memorial prayer service remembering the three people killed on May 12, 2017, at the Pine Kirk Care Center. → Read More

Groveport Madison facing $2.7 million loss in tax revenue

Voters turned down a bond issue and tax levy in support of Groveport Madison Local Schools. District leadership is now considering possible program cuts. → Read More

Students paint mural on front wall of their Columbus city school

Students at Indianola Informal K8 School are painting a mural that will greet visitors on the school's front wall. → Read More

March for Babies supports families and infants in preterm births

March for Babies held its annual event at Genoa Park on Sunday morning. → Read More

Incoming Delaware City Schools superintendent talks plans for budget, overcrowding

Current assistant superintendent Heidi Kegley will take over as superintendent in the fall of 2019. → Read More

Local non-profit grows job skills for young adults with autism

Lettuce Work, a New Albany non-profit, helps to teach young adults on the autism spectrum job and communication skills. → Read More

Airbnb teams with local organization to give place to stay for traveling cancer patients

Airbnb has partnered with the Cancer Support Community to offer free housing to cancer patients who travel out of town for treatment. → Read More

Franklin County offers 'one-stop shop' for kinship families

The Franklin County Department of Children's Services and the department of Jobs and Family Services is now partnering to offer a "one-stop shop" for relatives taking care of children in need of kinship care. → Read More

Groups help children with illnesses attend Ohio State Spring Game for free

A thousand families who are all caring for children with life-threatening illnesses will attend the Ohio State University Spring Game for free. → Read More

'It's cheaper than a funeral': New implant could help overcome opioid addiction

A central Ohio mom says an implant saved her son from an addiction to prescription pain pills. → Read More

Upper Arlington to consider nicotine ban at city parks, playgrounds

Upper Arlington city leaders are considering new legislation that would ban nicotine at city parks and playgrounds. → Read More

Columbus school using famous musical to help students with life lessons

Whetstone Academy of Performing Arts will put on the musical "Hairspray" while exposing students to modern-day issues. → Read More