John Futty, The Columbus Dispatch

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The Columbus Dispatch

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Past articles by John:

Franklin County judge restores historic barber chair as symbol of civil rights

A barber chair used for more than 64 years in shops owned by Dave and Nelson Lynch has special meaning for the Franklin County judge who restored it → Read More

Here are the 11 murder charges against former Dr. William Husel that a judge approved dropping

Nearly three years after charging former doctor Husel with 25 murder counts, a Franklin County judge approved a prosecution request to drop 11 counts. → Read More

Columbus man jailed nearly 16 years for armed robbery gets new trial based on DNA evidence

Richard H. Horton has proclaimed his innocence since his sentence to 23 years in prison for a 2004 robbery. New DNA evidence could prove him right . → Read More

Prosecution to dismiss nearly half of murder counts against former Dr. Husel, source says

Judge presiding over a hearing on prosecution plans to drop some murder counts against former Dr. William Husel says he's never denied such requests. → Read More

Franklin County apiary inspector just one of many making sure bee colonies keep buzzing

As declining honey bee populations continue to plague the U.S., apiary inspectors in Franklin County and elsewhere work to help colonies thrive. → Read More

Prosecutors seek to dismiss some murder counts against suspended Dr. William Husel

With jury selection looming, Franklin County prosecutors appear ready to seek dismissal of some of 25 murder counts against suspended Dr. William Husel → Read More

Former Columbus police officer pleads guilty to sexual offense with young girl

Ex-Columbus police officer Raymond A. Rose III must register as a sex offender after admitting to gross sexual imposition of a young girl. → Read More

Franklin County judge acquits nurse practitioner accused in death of nursing home patient

Two of three nurses accused by Ohio AG's office of contributing to the death of a man cared for at a Northwest Side nursing home have been acquitted. → Read More

Lawsuit prompts change in how ODNR officers conduct searches, group says

Two months after a Hocking County taxidermist and deer processor sued ODNR over its warrantless searches, the agency has changed its policy → Read More

Franklin County judge denies allegation that she coerced father into parenting agreement

Franklin County Judge Kim A. Browne replies to disciplinary complaint, disputes claims that she dictated the terms of a parenting agreement → Read More

One year later, 7 of the 38 Ohioans charged in the U.S. Capitol riot have pleaded guilty

Prosecutors haven't stopped filing charges in the 12 months since a mob of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol. The defendants include 38 Ohioans. → Read More

One dead, one critically wounded in shooting on Near East Side

Columbus police are investigating the city's 203rd homicide of the year after a shooting Thursday night on the Near East Side that also wounded a man → Read More

Death in fire at Far East Side strip club ruled a homicide, second there in two years

The death of a man found in a fire at a Far East Side has been ruled a homicide by the Franklin County Coroner's office, the city's 194th this year. → Read More

Ohio disciplinary counsel files complaint against Franklin County domestic-relations judge

A complaint alleges that Franklin County Domestic Relations Judge Kim A. Browne forced a party into a parenting agreement without his attorney present → Read More

Woman beaten to death at Northeast Side residence in domestic dispute, police say

A report of an unconscious woman at a Northeast Side residence on Saturday became a homicide investigation after medics discovered evidence of trauma → Read More

Body discovered by firefighters responding to smoky fire at East Side gentlemen's club

A report of smoke at an East Side gentlemen's club led to the discovery of a body inside the business during a search by Columbus firefighters. → Read More

Man killed in shootout with federal task force at Southeast Side home identified

Reynoldsburg man who died in an exchange of gunfire with a federal fugitive task force Dec. 8 at a home on the Southeast Side has been identified. → Read More

Temple Israel opens new home after four years without its own worship space

Four years after leaving the building it called home for nearly 60 years, Temple Israel starts anew at a building it expanded, renovated near Bexley → Read More

Bond set at $250,000 for ex-Franklin County deputy in shooting death of Casey Goodson Jr.

A $250,000 bond set Friday for an ex-Franklin County in the Casey Goodson death is much lower than those set for 2 CPD officers in murder cases. → Read More

Franklin County judge rejects motion to dismiss murder charges against suspended Dr. Husel

Attorneys for Dr. William Husel failed to prove that a 25-count murder indictment against him was gained through prosecutorial misconduct, judge rules → Read More