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Dam near Waverly springs a leak

There’s water bubbling out from places that it shouldn’t along the earthen dam that holds back the 337 acres of Lake White at a popular state park in southern Ohio.

Ohio casinos’ revenue promises haven’t panned out

Five years later and two years into legalized casino gambling in Ohio, the promises made during the 2009 campaign remain largely unfulfilled. And it appears doubtful they ever will be fulfilled. At the same time, some of the consequences critics feared, such as increased crime around the casinos, have not materialized.

In appeals court race, Brunner says she has experience edge on O’Grady

Two familiar names in Franklin County politics are squaring off to fill an unexpired term on the county Court of Appeals.

Franklin County property value reassessment debates rage on

Ron Stein did his homework but, to be honest, it was pretty easy. The Worthington resident argued that the recent reassessment of his property value was too high last week during one of several meetings the Franklin County auditor’s office hosted. His proof? Stein bought the house last fall for $100,000 less than the auditor’s office now says it’s worth.

Feds might have money for Columbus rail

The Central Ohio Transit Authority is starting to consider what public transit will look like in the future. It probably won’t include flying buses or teleportation, but it was pretty clear last week what Mayor Michael B. Coleman wants to see: trains built with federal money.

Medicare changes threaten ALS patients’ speech devices

Before the nation found itself awash in ice-bucket challenges, surveys showed that just half of the public knew about ALS, advocates say. Families living with the terrible disease are touched — gobsmacked, really — by the surprising surge of awareness and donations.

Clintonville arteries in line for ‘calming’

Drivers zooming up and down Indianola Avenue and N. High Street in Clintonville will have to slow down — and perhaps take stock of their surroundings — starting next year.

Man, 22, drowns after boat sinks in Indian Lake

A 22-year-old man aboard a sinking boat drowned early yesterday in Logan County’s Indian Lake, a recreational hot spot for central Ohioans, especially on holiday weekends.

Urbana man, 19, dies in Madison County crash

An Urbana man died early this morning in a car crash in Madison County. The State Highway Patrol says that 19-year-old Matthew J. Miller was driving his 2002 Acura TSX northbound on Rt. 29, near Rt. 38, at 4:14 a.m. when he crossed the center line, went off the left side of the road and hit a concrete culvert.

Death of Marysville woman triggers questions

Gwenna Shriver never recovered from the injuries she suffered on a South Side street on July 19. Shriver, 50, who lived in Marysville, died on Friday in OhioHealth Grant Medical Center. Her family has pleaded for anyone with information to contact the Columbus police homicide squad.

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