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Past articles by Maria:

New Ohio State hospital on schedule to open in 2026

It's the massive building under construction just off OH-315 in north Columbus. You can't miss it.RELATED | New Ohio State hospital expected to transform health → Read More

Central Ohio church collecting donations to help Ukrainians in need

It has been one year since Russia invaded Ukraine and Central Ohio Ukrainians say their homeland is still in desperate need of help.On the one-year anniversary → Read More

Motions heard; no trial date set in Jason Meade case

Casey Goodson Junior's mother says she is frustrated. It's been more than two years since her son was shot and killed by now-retired Franklin County Deputy Jaso → Read More

Columbus police investigate attempted child abduction near Hilliard

Columbus police are investigating after a Hilliard student said he was approached by a man in a car and told to → Read More

Ohio National Guard soldiers headed to Western Europe

Family and friends turned out to the Reynoldsburg Community Church for a special send-off ceremony Friday.Fifty citizen-soldiers with the Ohio Army National Gua → Read More

A look inside Columbus City Schools security and safety efforts

It's a troubling trend... guns found on school campuses across the country.Just this week - a 16-year-old brought a loaded gun to school at Marion-Franklin High → Read More

Program teaches girls about self worth, tackling teen violence

The idea is to empower girls to help them make the right choices. There are 20 girls in the class and they're learning that no matter what their circumstance is → Read More

New Franklin County Jail set to open soon

After more than 5 ywears under construction, he new Franklin County Jail is set to house inmates soon. → Read More

Coleman family attorney hopes lawsuit will pave the way to safer Short North

The family of a man who was beaten to death in the Short North has filed a lawsuit that goes far beyond the crime. → Read More

How to land a new job in 2023

The start of the new year means a fresh start, and for many that means job hunting. → Read More

Franklin County Sheriff's Office hires new full time recruitment chief

The state's largest sheriff's office is hoping a new hire will help with its dire need to recruit. → Read More

New funding being made available for Black-owned businesses

They are serving up fresh meals at Preston's Burger Joint.It's one of four Black-owned businesses in the North Market. → Read More

The struggles of life after football for one Buckeye

Zach Turnure opens up about the struggles of leaving the structure of a student-athlete after college. → Read More

Save the Music Foundation putting instruments in the hands of CCS students

A new partnership with Columbus City Schools seems to be hitting all of the right notes with its students.The Save the Music Foundation is giving four Columbus → Read More

Ohio lottery helping to fund education across state

The odds of hitting Wednesday's $1.2 billion Powerball jackpot is one and 292 million but that's not stopping folks from dreaming big."Oh boy, move to Florida i → Read More

Drug free rally: Chillicothe students pledge to say no to drugs

Hudreds of students in Ross County rallied together Friday to stay drug free.It's a party of the courthouse in Ross County.And what they're celebrating is each → Read More

Franklin Township fighting to keep its police department

The Franklin Township Police Department already took a hit this past summer. The department went from 13 full time police officers to only 8 after a Levy in May → Read More

President Biden trying to lower gas prices; AAA says it's too early to predict impact

Three weeks before the midterm elections, President Joe Biden is trying to lower gas prices."Gas prices hit almost every family in this country," Biden said at → Read More

Ohio begins the state's first-ever School Safety Month

Just last month swarms of deputies and police responded to a call at Licking Valley High School about an active shooter, although the call was just a prank, but → Read More

How to land that seasonal job in Central Ohio

The holiday hiring season well underway.Companies like UPS are holding hiring event to get you to apply.Carlos Gaviria showed up. He says he needs another job t → Read More