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Bill would abolish ‘zero tolerance’ in Ohio schools

A Columbus lawmaker is hoping to revive legislation to abolish so-called “zero-tolerance policies” in Ohio schools. Rigid school-discipline policies that emerged about two decades ago to protect students from violence are used more often for less-serious offenses these days.

Clues sought in heist from Kohl’s on Sawmill

An attempted theft on the Northwest Side is the crime of the week in the Crime Stoppers program.

Former Ohio State QB Troy Smith to promote hangover-relief beverage

Heisman Trophy winner and former Ohio State quarterback Troy Smith has signed on to endorse Life Support, a hangover-relief beverage with local ties.

FAA rules may hover over drone hobbyists

An estimated 400,000 gift-given drones are expected to soar — some of them only briefly, no doubt — into the skies this holiday season. Bracing for the potential onslaught of unmanned aircraft controlled by legions of drone-operating newbies, the Federal Aviation Administration is scrambling to enact guidelines before those packages are unwrapped and their contents sent aloft.

Former Ohio State employee vandalizes Wexner Center art, kills self

The gunshots echoed from a gallery in the largely unoccupied Wexner Center for the Arts shortly after it opened on Sunday morning. Ohio State University police were called at 11:20 a.m. by public-safety personnel at the scene on campus. A Columbus police dispatcher received information from an employee at a Wexner Center control center at 11:26 a.m. saying that a shooter had fired shots and was on the upper level of a gallery. Columbus SWAT officers assisted campus police in entering the building, known for its eccentric design. They found a man who had died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, said Craig Stone, the university’s acting police chief.

Preservationists saddened over demolition of former mansion in Whitehall

The mansion is gone, its memory smoothed over with a flat patch of dirt that hits Steve McLoughlin like a punch in the gut. “If we had any idea that a demolition was imminent,” the former president of the Whitehall Historical Society said, “we certainly would have said, ‘Wait a minute — let us take pictures, document that it was here.’  ”

Dr. Edward Cutler | 1949-2015: Pediatrician made sacrifices to treat poor in Franklinton

He was always passionate and sometimes cantankerous. But Dr. Edward Cutler cared. He cared about the poor, struggling patients he treated in the Franklinton neighborhood where he lived. Cutler died recently of recurrent aspiration pneumonia while in hospice care in Hamilton in southwestern Ohio. He was 66.

Gambling addicts get Franklin County aid

Help for problem gamblers will expand in central Ohio through an alliance between Maryhaven and the Franklin County ADAMH Board. The county Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Board has allocated $466,000 to help Maryhaven, a Columbus substance and mental-health treatment center, with programs for people with gambling-addiction issues.

Bringing Christmas cheer to Franklinton’s Harrison House

For four weeks straight, he has worked day and night to decorate the old house. Everyone agrees it looks terrific. Sandy Andromeda has again created a Christmas wonderland — smack in the middle of Franklinton — that is sure to make any kid smile. But still he can’t stop.

Water-treatment plants object to cost of Ohio algae-testing rule

TOLEDO — Cities and counties that operate water-treatment plants throughout Ohio are pushing back against a state proposal to require weekly tests for toxic algae in drinking water, arguing that monitoring isn’t needed year-round and would cost too much, according to an Associated Press review.

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