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Theater review | Mothers and Sons: CATCO finds heart of family drama

CATCO’s sensitive and handsome production of Terrence McNally's Mothers and Sons, which opened Friday night in the Riffe Center’s Studio One Theatre, weaves a very human drama that illuminates the meaning of a modern family from the contrasting perspectives of four generations.

One dead after shooting near East Side recreation center

One man died Friday night, after a shooting near a Columbus recreation center on the East Side. Police were called to the Barnett Recreation Center, 1184 Barnett Road, shortly after 6 p.m. A man was found shot there and died a short time later at OhioHealth Grant Medical Center.

Israeli-born restaurant owner suspects attack was hate crime

Long before news broke that Mohamed Barry's car had triggered an alert that caused police to contact counter-terrorism agents, plenty of people on social media Friday weighed in on whether his machete attack Thursday in a popular restaurant was motivated by religion or ethnicity.

Car of suspect in machete attack was red-flagged

After chasing a suspect in a vicious machete attack at a Northeast Side restaurant, police realized from a computer alert that the suspect's car had been flagged by authorities. The information in that alert led them to call in federal anti-terrorism officials. They also called the bomb squad. Police eventually shot the suspect, Mohamed Barry, 30, who was accused of injuring four people in the attack Thursday night. Barry died a short time later. Police say he lunged at them with a machete in one hand and a knife in the other.

Senate moves bill protecting those who save kids, pets from vehicles

When a child is locked in a hot car, experts say quick action can save a life. With that in mind, a bill providing civil immunity to someone who breaks into a vehicle to rescue a child or pet locked inside passed the Senate unanimously this week. Senate Bill 215 saw plenty of support, including from Nationwide Children’s Hospital and the Humane Society of the United States.

Bill to overhaul Ohio unemployment compensation to be reworked

A business-backed House bill to overhaul Ohio’s unemployment compensation system and place sharp limits on benefits for jobless workers could be reworked. A group of representatives and senators will meet to discuss the legislation which, after several hearings before a House committee, has faced mounting criticism from both Republicans and Democrats.

North Side man arrested in 11 burglaries

A 19-year-old North Side man was indicted this week on 11 felony counts of burglary, accused of breaking into nearly a dozen homes over a three-month period.

Mount Carmel CEO who is suffering from cancer steps down

Claus von Zychlin, president and CEO of Mount Carmel Health System, announced Friday that he would not return from the medical leave he began in October. In a conference call with reporters, von Zychlin said he needed the next year to focus on his health and family after being diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a cancer that affects plasma cells. There is no cure.

Two new Zika virus cases in Ohio, including one in Licking County

Two more cases of the Zika virus have been reported in Ohio, one involving a Licking County man who was in Haiti. That brings to four the number of cases reported by the Ohio Department of Health in the past week. None was contracted in Ohio. The newest cases of the virus were detected in a 56-year-old Butler County woman returning from Guyana, and the Licking County man, who is 60.

Alert on machete wielder's car led police to call anti-terror agents

A law-enforcement computer alert tied to the vehicle driven by the suspect in a vicious machete attack at a Northeast Side restaurant led Columbus police to contact federal authorities and an anti-terrorism task force to launch an investigation. Police also immediately called the bomb squad to inspect his car shortly after they shot and killed him. Officers said Mohamed Barry charged them armed with a knife and a machete.

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