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Anthony Precourt: “I’m very, very happy for Columbus”

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The man who tried to relocate Columbus Crew SC to Austin, TX for over a year is vocalizing his contentment for local soccer fans.

“I’m very, very happy for Columbus and the fact that Crew SC remains in Columbus,” he told the Austin-American Statesmen.

And while that may be true, what he really means is he’s happy he still got this way.

“We’re really excited to be launching a new club in Austin,” Precourt added.

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An Ohio-based investor group is nearing a deal to by Crew SC while Precourt is securing a deal for a new stadium and soccer team, Austin FC, in the Texas capital.

The $225 million soccer park to be built at McKalla Place is scheduled to break ground next year.

It has yet to be determined if the inaugural season for Austin FC will kick off in 2020 or 2021.

Precourt told the Austin-American Statesmen that he was “impressed” with the #SaveTheCrew movement and the efforts by both public and private entities to purchase the team.

Patronization? Maybe…

Click here to check out plans for the new Crew stadium in downtown Columbus and the future of Mapfre Stadium.

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Friday Feel Good: Watch soldier surprise his family at CBJ game

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Grab the tissues because you'll be crying happy tears after this video of a local soldier surprising his family after deployment.

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During Military Appreciation Night at Nationwide Arena on Thursday, Dale Burke and her kids Katie, Leo, and Aubrey were playing an in-game contest. They were tasked with choosing a mystery prize behind the curtain or $100 in cash. They chose the mystery prize.

The stakes were raised when they were offered $200 in cash or the mystery prize. The Burke's stuck with the unknown, which turned out to be the best choice ever.

The curtain was pulled to reveal Army National Guard Sgt. Leonard Burke, returning home to his wife and kids after an 11-month deployment in Kuwait.

The Blue Jackets win was the cherry on top of an amazing night at Nationwide Arena.

Thank you, Sgt. Burke, and all the other men and women in uniform for your sacrifice and service.

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Body discovered at Ohio State University construction site

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A body was discovered at a construction site on Ohio State University’s campus Friday morning.

The Columbus Dispatch reports Ohio State University Police were first called the area of Neil Avenue and 11th Avenue near the dorm Mack Hall around 6:30am.

The university said there is no ongoing threat.

No additional details were released as the investigation continues.

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Officer bitten by coyote in east Columbus

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Police are investigating an incident in which officers shot and killed a wild coyote after one officer was bitten by the animal.

According to 10TV, the officer was assisting a stranded driver on I-70 eastbound near Hamilton Road when the animal approached and attacked a state road worker, who was also attempting to help the stranded driver.

The coyote then bit the officer, who punched the animal, causing it to flee. When more officers arrived at the scene, the coyote returned and began acting aggressively.

After employing everything from mace to a taser on the coyote to no avail, officers at the scene shot and killed the aggravated canine. The officer who was bitten was taken to the hospital in stable condition and is expected to recover.

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