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Nurse jumps into unknown to volunteer for 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio

If you're the type of person who craves order and solid planning, this story is going to drive you nuts. It's about an adventure-seeking nurse with a ticket to Brazil and a vague notion of the role she'll play in the Summer Olympics. It's about a woman chasing a hazy dream. It's heavy on excitement. Light on details.

Couple renovates Bexley home in time for tour

Amid all the expensively restored grand mansions of Bexley sits Chris and Mandy Wilson’s home, a charming 1925 Tudor that serves as a celebration of one couple’s resourcefulness and ingenuity. Visitors to the home during next Sunday’s Bexley House & Garden Tour will find a concrete kitchen counter made by Chris and a bathroom vanity that Mandy fashioned from a $5 sewing machine cabinet.

Man arrested in 2010 shooting that left bystander Alix Reese paralyzed

Police have arrested a man in the 2010 shooting that left 25-year-old Alix Reese paralyzed from the neck down.

Ross County woman killed in Pickaway County crash

A Ross County woman died Thursday evening when she lost control of the SUV she was driving in Pickaway County. According to the Circleville post of the State Highway Patrol, Pamela S. Graham, 62, of Clarksburg, was westbound on Route 138 west of Chillicothe Pike in Deercreek Township just before 5:30 p.m. when her Jeep Cherokee veered left off the roadway and struck a fence, an electrical pole and an embankment.

Hilliard eighth-grader tripped up in sixth round of spelling bee

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — The words were tougher. The final rounds lasted longer. The result was the same. The Scripps National Spelling Bee ended in a tie for the third consecutive year Thursday night, with Jairam Hathwar of New York and Nihar Janga of Texas declared co-champions after a roller-coaster finish.

Athens man charged with murder near Ohio University campus

A Cincinnati man was shot and killed last night during a robbery in Athens, according to police. Markel Morrison, 22, was shot at about 8:45 p.m. at the River Park on South Green apartments, located in the first block of N. McKinley Ave., near Ohio University. John Michael Fults-Ganey, 21, of Athens, has been charged today with murder and complicity to aggravated burglary.

New marijuana law could lead to plants growing in Ohio within a year

Marijuana plants could be growing legally in Ohio soil in a year, predicts state Sen. Dave Burke, an architect of Ohio's newly minted medical marijuana law. “As soon as 16 months, you would have products tested and available,” the Marysville Republican said. House Bill 523, the medical marijuana law, completed a rocky journey through the legislature Wednesday. It is now headed to Gov. John Kasich.

Boyce engages House speaker in unusual angry exchange

As the hour ticked toward midnight, a dustup over Rep. Kevin Boyce’s floor speech on Wednesday spilled over into an angry, nose-to-nose confrontation between the Columbus Democrat and House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger. Members began to disperse after an hours-long session ended, but Boyce headed down the aisle and up the steps to the dais where Rosenberger, R-Clarksville, still stood.

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