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Wright-Patterson might get new center

Air Force officials say Ohio’s largest military base is among four in the country being considered for an Air Force center that could result in hundreds of jobs.

Being thankful can lower depression symptoms, make you happier

When you sit down today to carve your turkey and heap Grandma’s mashed potatoes onto your plate, stop for just a second and really, truly think about the things for which you are thankful. Then try and do the same thing the next day. And the next.

New rules to reduce smog draw GOP howls

The Obama administration proposed more-restrictive regulations on smog yesterday, prompting cheers from environment and health advocates and criticism from Republican politicians and power companies, who say the tighter rules would cost too much.

Health-care costs for city employees rising 4 percent for 2015

Heath-care costs for city employees are going up 4 percent next year, an increase that will be shared by workers and city taxpayers. Columbus will pay $158.5 million to provide medical, dental, vision and other health services to its nearly 8,200 employees next year.

Mayor: Saunders Park neighbors need testing

Mayor Michael B. Coleman said the city’s health department should test residents whose property near contaminated Saunders Park was found to contain arsenic and other toxins.

Giveaway pairs orphan socks to help needy people

A curious conversation between a Clintonville mom and her young daughter has led to warmer feet for hundreds of needy people in Columbus. Five years ago, Ruth Milligan and her daughter, Maggie Daiber, then 5, were talking socks — specifically, all the lonely, single socks that pop up in the laundry basket without a mate.

Sheriff Zach Scott says he's running for mayor

Less than 24 hours after Mayor Michael B. Coleman announced that he would not seek re-election , one person already had declared himself a candidate for the office.

Police say death was not a homicide

The shooting death of a 64-year-old West Side man last week likely was a suicide, Columbus police said yesterday.

Government Insider: Commissioner angered by sheriff’s budget

In his war against the Franklin County sheriff’s budget, Commissioner John O’Grady appears ready to use the nuclear option.

Sounds orchestral, choral will fill decked-out halls

Music and dance will fill many hearts during the holiday season.

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