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2018 in the (614): Top 10 headlines of the year

With less than a week left in the year, we can’t help but reflect back on the good, bad, and ugly of this past trip around the sun.

Tragedy struck several times at OSU, a beloved local baker struck out on her own, a bar owner and BBQ joint each had their 15 minutes of shame, and so much more happened in the (614) in 2018.

What will 2019 bring? Stay tuned to find out.

#10 3rd person in 19 months dies from jumping/falling from OSU garage

An Ohio State student who fell/jumped from the top of the Lane Avenue parking garage this morning has died… Read more

#9 Biker club taking neighborhood safety into their own hands

The first thing that comes to mind when seeing a leather-clad motorcycle club may not be vigilante, but some local chopper riders are taking steps to to change that. Literally… Read more

#8 You may recognize the person opening bakery in Short North

Cheryl Krueger, the founder and former president and CEO of Cheryl’s Cookies before it sold in 2005, has her new shop C. Krueger’s Finest Baked Goods raring to go at 17 E. Brickel St… Read more


#7 2 Columbus restaurants among Ohio’s “14 coolest, most unusual”

Only In Your State is the authority on fun and unique attractions across the country so when they made a list of the 14 coolest, most unusual places to dine in Ohio, you best believe it piqued our interest… Read more

#6 “He treats women abusively at his bar,” Hampton’s on King owner under fire

The domino effect is in full affect after one patron of Hampton’s on King took to Facebook with a hellish experience she had with owner Matt McLeod… Read more

#5 Chaos at local schools, 17 closures due to threats

Local schools are in a state of chaos right now. Seventeen schools are closed today due to violent threats… Read more


#4 Miracle on Gay St: Christmas pop-up cocktail bar open NOW

Do you go crazy for Christmas? And looney for liquor? If so, tune in real close because we’ve got just the ticket for you… Read more

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#3 Two local Krogers one step closer to elimination of checkouts

It’s arrived: A grocery shopping experience sans cashiers and traditional, time-consuming checkout lines… Read more

#2 “White power” chant reportedly breaks out at popular OSU campus bar

According to a Facebook live video, a group of people at a popular campus bar on Friday made it very clear to newcomers that they weren’t welcoming or inclusive… Read more

#1 Johnstown BBQ restaurant owner is NOT #WestervilleStrong

People are lashing out at a Johnstown business owner after he so disrespectfully, insensitively, and stupidly took to Twitter about the Westerville police shootings… Read more


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