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Ohio State creating 10-year plan for Don Scott Field, ending rumors of airport sale

When David B. Williams arrived at Ohio State University in 2011, the newly appointed dean of the College of Engineering was put in charge of a university airport that had long been in limbo. University officials began questioning as far back as the mid-1980s what purpose OSU's Don Scott Field, opened in 1942, served in the school's mission and operations. In recent years, rumors persisted that the airport would be sold. Today, the airport's status is unquestioned.

Mismanaged investigation still troubles Columbus fire division

The death of Sonia Bray and the Columbus Fire Division's subsequent investigation of paramedics’ role have exposed weaknesses in the division’s ability to hold its employees accountable when they make mistakes. The Dispatch found that the division's investigation into why Bray died in early 2011 went dormant for nearly a year, that internal investigators were unwilling to ask necessary questions and that a turnover in investigators led to light punishments for two paramedics and a lieutenant.

Pet-friendly fire-rescue equipment could save furry family members

NEWARK — When fires break out in central Ohio, firefighters and EMS personnel spring into action to make sure residents are safe and cared for. Saving human lives is always paramount, but there are often other members of the family that need saving, too: pets.

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