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Amazon driver assaulted, van stolen in southwest Columbus, police say

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX) — Columbus Police said a suspect was taken into custody Friday evening after an Amazon driver was assaulted and their van was stolen on the southwest side. Police were called to 1871 Willow Run Road around 6:30 p.m. on the report of a strong-armed robbery. Police...
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Horror, trauma follow couple who witnessed deadly Walmart shooting first-hand

BUTLER COUNTY, Ohio (WXIX) - Two witnesses to the Walmart shooting Thursday night are feeling the trauma reverberate through their lives one day later. Megan Powell and David Picagli are engaged and share an 8-year-old daughter. They were at the Walmart in Fairfield Township to grab hot dogs and other items before Memorial Day weekend. It quickly turned into a nightmare.
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Body-cam video shows arrest of suspect accused of firing at CPD substation

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX) — Columbus Police released body-cam video Friday from when officers arrested a man accused of shooting a police substation earlier this week. Kaleb Queen is accused of shooting a Columbus Police substation on the city's southside. Video released Friday shows Queen leading police on a pursuit...
Metro News

A second record blue catfish from the Kanawha River in just over a month

LEON, W.Va. — A Wednesday morning on the water turned out to be an epic adventure for an Ohio angler on the Kanawha River in West Virginia. Steven Price, of Lancaster, Ohio, anchored up on a spot between Point Pleasant and the Winfield Lock and Dam where he has had success hunting for big catfish. He started his day with rods baited up with cut shad around 7:30 a.m.
Supermarket News

Kroger launches Ocado ‘spoke’ facility in central Ohio

The Kroger Co. has opened an Ocado-automated “spoke” e-commerce fulfillment facility to help process online grocery orders in central Ohio. Located on Shook Road in Lockbourne, Ohio, the 61,000-square-foot spoke will work with Kroger’s 375,000-square-foot, Ocado-automated customer fulfillment center (CFC) in Monroe, Ohio, and serve as a last-mile cross-dock site, the supermarket giant said Wednesday. The Lockbourne spoke will extend the reach of the Monroe CFC “hub” to customers up to 200 miles away — at full capacity enabling consumers in more than 250 central Ohio ZIP codes, including the Columbus area, to access Kroger Delivery service, Kroger noted. The new spoke facility, which has begun filling online orders, will employ up to 200 associates.

Dinosaur Island: Explore animatronic dinosaurs at Ohio zoo

POWELL, Ohio — Dinosaur lovers can explore more than 17 animatronic dinosaurs at an Ohio zoo's Dinosaur Island. Dinosaur Island opens at the Columbus Zoo on Friday and runs through October 30. Dinosaur Island will take guests back 65 million years where they will get to experience the animatronics, which are made of steel with urethane waterproof skin.

Rogue Fitness Planning Bike Factory in Milo-Grogan

Rogue Fitness, the gym equipment manufacturer that set up shop in Milo-Grogan six years ago, will soon be building a whole new product in the neighborhood. “We are very excited to build a bicycle factory in Milo-Grogan,” company spokesperson Ashley Smith told Columbus Underground. “This is a really cool addition to our manufacturing campus…we are currently waiting on a few supply chain issues to begin setting up all the machinery and to begin building.”
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Why U-Pick strawberry season is delayed, and where you can find them

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — The season has arrived for U-pick fresh produce. Why U-Pick strawberry season is delayed, and where …. Ohio redistricting maps again rejected by state court. Is Ohio-based Wendy’s for sale?. Columbus teacher, union react after Texas shooting. Washington Court House superintendent pens letter...
Columbus Alive

Daily Distraction: Two-story bird sculptures debut at Dawes Arboretum this weekend

On Friday, May 27, Dawes Arboretum will debut the tallest art pieces ever shown at the Newark, Ohio, nonprofit: six giant bamboo bird sculptures. The artwork was created by the duo of Donna Dodson and Andy Moerlein, known as The Myth Makers. According to Dawes, Dodson and Moerlein have been constructing the birds in New Jersey "at an industrial scale artist residency, Gardenship." The Myth Makers call the pieces "Avian Avatars," and they'll remain on view at Dawes until next spring, though the sooner you see them, the better: "Made from natural materials, the sculptures are site-specific and are meant to slowly disappear into nature over the course of their life," Dawes states on its website.

Start your summer with these 5 Memorial Day activities right here in Dublin

Memorial Day marks the start of the summer season, and there’s no better way to celebrate than by simply getting outside. The good news is that’s easy to do in Dublin, where we believe the grass is always greener! With over 60 parks covering 1,500+ acres of unspoiled wilderness nearby, exploring nature is almost effortless. Meanwhile, Dublin’s modern amenities make it the perfect urban-meets-outdoor oasis for your next weekend escape or week-long getaway.

Take a look inside High Bank Distillery’s brand-new restaurant and bar

The long-awaited second location of High Bank Distillery Co. has arrived. Located at 1379 E. Johnstown Rd. in Gahanna, the eatery and bar opened earlier this month. Embracing the unique farmhouse feel of its Gahanna location, the space creates an original atmosphere that’s still true to the High Bank brand.

Brewker Launches Beer Delivery Service in Columbus

If a beer fairy delivering craft brews to your doorstep every week sounds too good to be true, it’s not. While many local breweries pivoted to delivery during the pandemic, the beer fairy is now here to stay thanks to new service Brewker. Hailing itself as the “milkman of...