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Is Kroger ghosting Upper Arlington property it purchased 5 years ago?

Regina Fox

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Is Kroger ghosting the former Macy’s building at Kingsdale Shopping Center it purchased in 2015? After five years of virtually no activity, many people in Upper Arlington are left questioning.

This Week News reports the grocery store giant has not submitted plans for redeveloping the 6.2-acre property after purchasing it for $10.5 million.

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Originally, Kroger representatives alluded to plans for a mixed-use develop on the site, but the only pursuit in the last five years has been repairing potholes and clearing weeds in the parking lot, reports This Week News.

Reportedly, Upper Arlington remains in communication with Kroger about the site, but no projects have been disclosed.

Stay tuned for more on this as it develops.

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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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