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Magistrate sides with woman who sued Ohio U. police over arrest

An Ohio Court of Claims magistrate has recommended a $22,554 settlement for a Chillicothe woman who sued Ohio University after claiming that a campus police officer broke her thumb during a drunken-driving arrest.

Columbus nixes petition for campaign-spending limits, blames filing mistake

The city of Columbus has rejected a petition from a citizens group that wanted to ask voters to approve a plan that would help limit spending on local campaigns. City council members say the group didn’t file its paperwork with the correct city office.

Cleaner rides, rain ease smog in central Ohio

For the first time in a decade, smog levels in central Ohio fell within federal air-quality standards for the entire month of June, when sunlight and warm weather typically cause levels to spike and force pollution warnings.

Berwyn East has everything from a high school to a Buddhist temple

Carla Crosby doesn’t set out to win Berwyn East’s beautiful-home contest every year. It just sort of happens. Crosby, 55, keeps the Scottwood Road house she has lived in for 21 years neat and attractive. “It’s still peaceful,” Crosby said of the East Side neighborhood. “The houses are still affordable.”

Justice Insider: Park’s lawn damage is new turf for some

When the Justice Insider comes across the word turf in the course of a day’s work, it usually is preceded by gang or followed by war. Not this time.


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It’s a struggle for Ohio’s impoverished kids

With two young children and a third on the way, Chanel Fleming and Terrence Phillips say keeping food on the table and a roof over their heads has gotten harder this year. “We try to save every penny we can, but it’s not happening,” Phillips, 24, said of efforts to make ends meet with only a part-time job. Last week, the family learned its landlord had not paid property taxes on the house they are renting. Now, it is being foreclosed and they have to move.

Licking County equestrian center hosts more than just horses

In one fell swoop, Mark Schuster will open a grand equestrian training center and one of central Ohio’s largest banquet facilities. Schuster purchased the 105-acre Irongate Equestrian Center in February from Rachel Longaberger-Stukey for $1.6 million and decided that, to support the horse operation, he would tap the massive arenas and expansive land for events such as weddings and conferences.

On Restaurants | Angry Bear Kitchen showcases small plates, local foods

Three alumni of Latitude 41 have gone out on their own. Jarod Norris, Tyler Minnis and Daniel Scalzo opened the Angry Bear Kitchen on May 2 in the former Sage Bistro space at 2653 N. High St.

Coal supplier Oxford Resource Partners to receive $19.5 million in settlement

A two-year legal dispute is ending with a $19.5 million payment to a Columbus coal company. Coal supplier Oxford Resource Partners had sued a Kentucky utility, Big Rivers Electric Corp., for breach of contract. The sides reached an agreement last week, according to a regulatory filing issued yesterday.

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