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Despite today's rain, September has been dry

Farmers who need to get winter crops in the ground aren’t getting much of an assist from Mother Nature. September is a historically dry month, but this year was parched even by normal standards. Dry conditions are ideal for harvesting corn and soybeans, but they make it difficult to plant wheat that should be going into the ground this week, said Adam Sharp, vice president for public policy at the Ohio Farm Bureau.

Ohio Wal-Mart store pulls air rifles

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says pellet guns have been pulled from shelves at the southwest Ohio store where a 22-year-old man holding an air rifle was fatally shot by police.

Yost blasted for coffee-break costs in Democratic challenger Carney’s ad

Democrat John Patrick Carney released his second television ad in the state auditor’s race, blasting Republican Auditor Dave Yost for spending $7 per person for coffee breaks during a fraud and waste conference at a Columbus hotel.

City to renovate Franklinton facility, move Arena District services

Columbus will spend $11 million to renovate a Franklinton industrial park in order to relocate some of its vital service departments that are taking up prime real estate on the outskirts of the Arena District. Members of the Columbus City Council unanimously approved $10.6 million last night to build a facility next to the Central Ohio Transit Authority site at 1355 McKinley Ave.

Students urged to take precautions against thieves

The lesson can be a tough one for some Ohio State University students: Stay alert to protect yourself and your stuff — and lock your doors.

Company planning Ohio uranium enrichment plant emerges from bankruptcy, changes name

A Maryland-based company that wants to build a uranium enrichment plant in southern Ohio announced Tuesday that it has emerged from bankruptcy restructured and with a new name: Centrus.

Attorney for OSU field runner enters ‘not guilty’ plea in court

The Ohio State University student who is accused of criminal trespassing for running onto the field during a football game did not appear in Franklin County Municipal Court this morning, but his attorney entered a plea of “not guilty.” Anthony J. Wunder, 21, a mechanical-engineering major from Cincinnati, was tackled by a former OSU linebacker-turned-coach during Saturday’s game between the Buckeyes and the Cincinnati Bearcats.

FitzGerald laments delay of early voting

An upset Ed FitzGerald stood at 8 a.m. in front of the locked doors of the early voting center at the Franklin County Board of Elections on Morse Road.

DeWine: Executions on hold until legislators change law

Ohio will not resume executions next year unless legislators enact two key changes in state law, Attorney General Mike DeWine said yesterday.

U.S. Supreme Court delays start of Ohio early voting

WASHINGTON — Providing barely 16 hours’ notice, the U.S. Supreme Court has delayed early voting in Ohio that had been scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. today. Instead, early, in-person voting will begin a week from today, as originally set by state officials, and consist of nearly 30 percent fewer hours than ordered by a federal judge earlier this month.

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