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VIDEO: Slide into White Castle’s new interactive headquarters

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With it’s bright porcelain walls, White Castle’s long-time home office on Goodale Avenue was something of a local landmark. Though we’ll always remember the beloved classic HQ, the iconic local brand was in need of a new, bigger space to continue its growth in the 21st century and beyond.

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Full of fun and interesting elements—we’re talking indoor slides, touch-screen walls, and much more—the creative minds at White Castle have gone all out in crafting a space that pays tribute to the brand’s history while looking ahead to the future.

You don’t have to be a corporate burger lord to view the interior of this swank new space. Take a tour of the kingdom with the exclusive video above, and see how White Castle’s new office pays tribute to the brand’s history while looking to the future!

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Teens hijack hearse with casket in back, take joy ride in west Columbus

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Teenagers hijacked a hearse that contained a deceased person in a casket, and took it for a joy ride in west Columbus.

The vehicle was left running outside the Jerry Spears Funeral Home at 2693 W Broad St. when the teens jumped in.

According to ABC6, the person driving the hearse struck another vehicle on West Broad St., then drove to a nearby school parking lot to do donuts.

The teens fled the scene after they hit a utility pole. Police said they have made no arrests in the case.

Bob Spears, owner of the funeral home, vowed to pay for the damages to the vehicle struck by the hearse. He told ABC6 that the body in the hearse was scheduled for cremation. The casket is currently in the shop for repairs.

Spears added that the is appalled by the disrespect shown by the suspects.

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Alligator removed from Central Ohio basement

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Central Ohio basement issues can usually be chalked up to standing water, mold, or the occasional vermin. But recently, authorities responded to a much different problem.

Madison Township Police received a call reporting an alligator detained in the basement of a Groveport home.

Ohio Department of Agriculture confirmed that the homeowner did not possess a valid exotic animal permit, reports 10TV.

The 25-year-old alligator was removed from the home, and will be sent to an animal sanctuary in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

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2 Columbus chefs in the running for top culinary award

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For the first time in eight years, Columbus chefs will vie for coveted honors from the James Beard Foundation according to Columbus Monthly.

Celebrating its 30th year in 2020, the James Beard Award is considered one of the culinary field's highest honors. Ray Rays Hog Pit owner James Anderson has been named as a semifinalist for the honor of "Best Chef: Great Lakes," while Spencer Budros, co-owner of Pistacia Vera, was nominated for Outstanding Baker.

The last time Columbus chefs were considered for an award from the foundation was 2012, when chefs Richard Blondin and Kent Rigsby were named semifinalists.

Finalists for the awards will be announced on March 25.

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