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Columbus man holds last perfect March Madness bracket in existence

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The odds of picking a perfect bracket for the entire NCAA men’s basketball tournament are somewhere around 9.2 quintillion to one. In other words, a perfect bracket is a borderline impossible feat. Nevertheless, one Columbus man has gotten further than most.

Of the tens of thousands to enter their tournament predictions in NCAA.com’s Bracket Challenge Game this year, just one person remains standing with an unbroken bracket – neuropsychologist and Columbus resident Gregg Nigl.

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Nigl shattered the previous record of 39 correct picks in a row, correctly predicting every single game through the first two rounds of the 2019 NCAA tournament.

Though the Bucks may be out of the tournament, Central Ohioans can at least cheer Dr. Nigl on in adding to this impressive accomplishment. Click here for NCAA.com’s interview with Nigl, where he reveals his methodology for bracket-picking pefection. Congrats on the new record, Doc!

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First-of-its-kind high school helps students break cycle of addiction

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Students recovery from substance use disorders often relapse upon leaving treatment and returning to their old school. A newly opened school on the city's east side seeks to help young people break the cycle of addiction through dedicated care and attention.

Heartland High School is Ohio's first school specifically for students recovering from addiction. The inaugural class consisting of 8 students will receive a recovery-centered education that aims to create a sense of belonging, self-confidence and purpose.

The purpose of a recovery high school is to give students in recovery a high-quality education in a safe and supportive environment that is specifically conducive to substance use recovery.

Heartland High School will receive and maintain a charter issued by the state board of education. Students will be awarded a state-recognized diploma upon graduation.

Heartland High School is located at 760 E. Broad Street in Columbus. For more information, visit heartlandhighschool.org.

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“#NoPlaceForHate” Sawmill Rd marchers fly messages of hate

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A group of people marched down Sawmill Road over the weekend waving a flag considered to be an iteration of the Nazi Germany war banner.

State Representative Beth Liston posted photos to Facebook of several individuals walking on a sidewalk, some carrying American Flags, others carrying Trump 2020 flags, and one carrying a bright green flag that she says is used by the alt-right to represent hate.

Another person pictured is waving a "Proud Boys" banner which represents a far-right organization that only admits men.

"We must all unequivocally condemn this message. #NoPlaceForHate," wrote Liston

https://www.facebook.com/Liston4Ohio/posts/2743348539010928

According to the SPL Center, the green flag carried by one of the men in the photo is the “national flag of Kekistan” that mimics a German Nazi war flag.

"Alt-righters are particularly fond of the way the banner trolls liberals who recognize its origins." —SPL Center website

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Rossi goes ratless, opens after “emergency” rodent activity closure

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Update: After less than 48 hours of being issued a red sticker by the Columbus Public Health Department for "rodent activity in the basement prep area" The Rossi Bar + Kitchen is back open for business.

In an excited post on Facebook, The Rossi thanked their "loyal and wonderful" customers for their support through the closure.

https://www.facebook.com/TheRossiBarandKitchen/posts/2759890094044319:0

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08/15/2019: Someone is getting assigned to some "Charlie Work" after The Rossi Bar and Kitchen was served a red sticker by the Columbus Public Health Department.

The Short North restaurants was issued an emergency order yesterday because of "rodent activity in the basement prep area." Reportedly, inspectors discovered dead rats in traps and excessive rat feces in the bowels of the 895 N. High St. building.

Rossi will remain closed until the facility is cleaned, holes in the basement are repaired, and the rats are under control, according to a post from Tom Sussi, a local licensed and insured Private Investigator.

Sussi added that sources informed him that employees are not being paid on time.

https://www.facebook.com/mrtomsussi/posts/2317071688406214

In an Instagram post, Rossi announced it'd be closed "for the next few days due to emergency repair."

https://www.instagram.com/p/B1KmvTBgsdw/
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