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Ebola Monitoring Continues in Ohio

Although no cases of Ebola have been reported in Ohio, health officials are continuing to monitor more than 160 individuals.  Public Information Officer with the Ohio Department of Health, Melanie Amato, says those individuals came into contact with Ebola patient, Amber Vinson, during her visit to Akron.  Amato says the other 161 people being monitored are in the tiers for those less at risk. She says all are being checked on by health officials and are also self monitoring as well. Also recently, both Vinson and the first nurse to be diagnosed, Nina Pham, are now testing negative for the disease. 
 

Police Search for Masked Gunmen

Police are searching for masked gunmen who invalided a home Thursday night. Officials say two men kicked open the back door of the home on Clarendon Avenue around 11:30 and fired several shots. one of the three victims was hit in the head with the butt of the gun. The suspects fled the scene with a set of keys, a pack of cigarettes and $63. The suspects are described as one being  5 feet, 5 inches tall and “skinny," about 125 pounds. The other was described as 5 feet, 6 inches tall with a medium build. Anyone with information is asked to call the police department's detective bureau or send an anonymous tip by texting TIP411.

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Weinland Park residents show neighborhood pride with signs

The sign is modeled after the Las Vegas landmark, but its inspiration is strictly central Ohio: Welcome to Fabulous Weinland Park Columbus. For the past month or so, drivers heading north on N. 4th Street have spied it, just past E. 5th Avenue. But where did it come from? Sean Storey and Chris Picot are the men behind the sign — their second in the neighborhood.

Pedestrian killed in Prairie Township

Witnesses who saw a driver hit a pedestrian and speed away early this morning chased the driver down, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office said. The pedestrian, Freddy L. Jeffers Jr., 35, was crossing West Broad Street about 3:30 a.m. today when he was hit. Some witnesses stayed with Jeffers; others followed the Nissan Altima that hit him.

Sheriff's IDs woman killed in Far West Side crash

The Franklin County sheriff's office is investigating a fatal crash on the Far West Side that killed a woman early this morning. The crash happened at 1:06 a.m. near the intersection of Norton and Bausch roads in Prairie Township, the sheriff's office said.

Teenager convicted in gang killing

A Near East Side youth repeatedly shook his head no at each guilty verdict he heard yesterday in his trial for a gang-related murder last year. A Franklin County jury deliberated two hours before finding that Jesean M. Callender, 17, had killed a 15-year-old boy from a rival gang behind a South Linden duplex.

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Ebola-stricken doc described as driven do-gooder

NEW YORK (AP) — Dr. Craig Spencer, the physician now being treated for Ebola in New York City, is the kind of globe-trotting do-gooder who could walk into a small village in Africa and, even though he didn't know the language, win people over through hugs alone, according to people who worked with him.

School worker tried to stop Washington shooting

MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — A high school worker tried to stop a gunman who opened fire on a crowded lunchroom north of Seattle, killing one girl and badly wounding four others, authorities said Saturday.

Remains belong to missing Virginia student

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Remains found nearly a week ago in a rural area of Virginia are those of a missing university student, authorities said Friday, as they turned their attention to filing possible additional charges against the suspect accused of abducting her.

World War II airmen fly again in storied B-29

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The bomber best known for dropping the atomic bombs on Japan also flew countless other raids. Karnig Thomasian's final mission on a B-29 Superfortress ended in flames when bombs collided and exploded in the air over Burma in 1945.

Lava creeps toward road on Hawaii's Big Island

HONOLULU (AP) — A growing lava stream threatening homes and inching closer to a rural road on Hawaii's Big Island oozed forward in fits and starts this week, frustrating some residents but giving officials a window of time to prepare.

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