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Warehouse roof collapses in Groveport

A portion of a roof collapsed on Sunday at a warehouse in Groveport near Rickenbacker Airport. One worker suffered minor injuries, Madison Township Fire Chief Robert Bates said. About 300 to 400 feet of the roof at Innotrac, 6380 Port Road, collapsed at about 5 p.m., he said.

Man fatally stabbed in University District

Columbus police arrested a 23-year-old man in a fatal stabbing in the University District this morning. Alexander N. Delap, of Frambes Avenue, was arrested and charged with murder. Detectives said they received a warrant to search Delap's home.

Mixed precipitation leads to central Ohio snow emergencies

People tired of winter weather might want to stay inside today as a mix of snow and rain has made roadways in central Ohio dangerous. The forecast for Columbus from the National Weather Service calls for a mix of rain and snow before 1 p.m., which will turn to snow until 2 p.m., and then back into a rain-snow mix after 2 p.m.

Coroner: Man killed in Akron machine shop was crushed

AKRON, Ohio -- A northeast Ohio coroner says the 60-year-old man killed in a machine shop accident in Akron died of a crushing injury to his torso. The Summit County coroner's office has identified the victim as 60-year-old William Haring and has ruled the death an accident. Police say Haring lived in the Akron suburb of Green.

Turnover common at e-schools

Ohio’s largest online charter school averaged 14,600 students last school year, but almost 23,000 students were enrolled over the course of the year. Thousands of those students enrolled for just a few weeks or months in the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow.

Loophole seen in school-sale law

Columbus real-estate developers are looking into working with a charter school to purchase a Victorian Village property from Columbus City Schools without having to compete for it at a public auction. Although it’s unclear exactly how such a transaction might be structured, a state law says the first charter school to sign a contract to purchase the now-closed Everett Middle School for the district’s asking price of $3.7 million gets it, no questions asked.

Burglars targeting animal shelters

WEST JEFFERSON, Ohio — Amanda Ward rounded the hallway corner, and the shattered glass crunched under her boots. Looking down, she saw that the lobby of the Madison County Humane Society was covered in shards and chunks and slivers. Someone had broken the front door.

Downtown bar's future uncertain due to 1836 lease

Scott Schiff is trying to evict the owners of a Downtown bar, citing in part a rent-escalation provision from a lease dating to 1836, just 24 years after Columbus became a city. Schiff, a lawyer, is managing member of Main and High Law Building, which owns the property at 16 W. Main St. on which the Main Bar sits just off S. High Street.

Hospitals here faring fairly well

Buoyed by the demographic shifts of recent decades, Franklin County’s hospitals have enjoyed some immunity from the struggles other Ohio hospitals face as health care rapidly transforms and modernizes. The shift from inpatient to outpatient care, for example, has been especially tough for hospitals dealing with other headwinds, such as a population that is declining or stagnant.

Local artist Roman Johnson’s standing growing after death

Nearly a decade after his death, Roman Johnson’s brushstrokes remain vibrant, his paintings documenting the street scenes and people of Old Towne East and the King-Lincoln district. Long known principally as the understudy of famed Columbus artist Emerson Burkhart, Johnson’s paintings are emerging amid growing appreciation of their realistic reflection of life and culture in black neighborhoods.

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