State officials are encouraging hunters in Holmes County to process deer locally to minimize the risk of a rare disease detected in Ohio. Chronic wasting disease was found in October in a captive deer population at world class whitetails hunting facility in Holmes County. The disease, which hasn't been shown to infect humans, attacks the brain of the infected animal, produces lesions, and eventually kills the animal. No cases of the disease have been found in Ohio's wild deer herd, but the Ohio Department of Natural Resources and the state agriculture department say the precautions are vital to preventing the spread of the disease.
For many retailers, Black Friday started on Thanksgiving this year, with the earliest store openings yet, and judging from packed parking lots and long lines across central Ohio, the earlier hours encouraged shoppers who were looking for bargains. While some had criticized the Thanksgiving Day openings as a needless infringement on a traditional family event, shoppers who stood in line yesterday seemed unfazed.
A move by state lawmakers to name a road after a central Ohio soldier killed in Afghanistan has run into opposition from local officials, Dispatch reporter Randy Ludlow writes.
The family of senior walk-on Ohio State University football player Kosta Karageorge has reported him missing after he left his apartment early Wednesday and has not been heard from. His sister Sophia Karageorge said yesterday that Karageorge, a defensive tackle who wrestled for three years for the Buckeyes, was last seen at his apartment on E. 7th Avenue at 2 a.m. Wednesday.
Grandview Heights has made do with older public buildings, including a city hall whose original structure marked its 90th anniversary this year and a fire station that is the oldest in central Ohio. Now, the city wants a wholesale makeover of its structures: new municipal building, fire station, swimming pool, and service department and parks department buildings.