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Columbus subway system? Community interest in transportation continues to mount

Regina Fox

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Union Station served railroad passengers in Columbus from 1850 to 1977. Two short years after, the station was razed and railways became a distant memory for Central Ohioans.

While Columbus holds the title of second-largest city without a passenger railway system, recent developments in local transportation bode well for future advancements (see I-670 SmartLane, Hyperloop, flying cars, and self-driving shuttles).

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This progress is revving up the engines of residents, too, with many of them partaking in the conversation by creating their own alternative transportation maps. First, there was the “fantasy light rail map,” then the passenger rail plan. There’s even a group dedicated exclusively to improving Columbus transit.

Now, a “dream 15.7-mile High Street Subway” map has cropped up on Reddit.

What do you think the future of Columbus transportation will hold?

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Dog stabbed in head with knife saved by Franklin Co. shelter

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A local dog is saved after being stabbed in the head with a knife.

10TV reports a man called police after allegedly being attacked by two dogs. He told police he fended off one with a bottle and stabbed another with a knife.

Both dogs were taken to the Franklin County Dog Shelter & Adoption Center for care. The male dog, who was hit with the bottle, was released from the shelter without injury. The female dog, who was stabbed in the head with the knife, underwent a successful surgery.

Kaye Persinger, shelter director, told 10TV it's a "miracle" that the female dog survived the injuries she sustained.

According to Persinger, the female dog will be designated as dangerous despite her showing no signs of aggression at the shelter. Persinger even called the dog "sweet."

Persinger told 10TV she is confident the dog won't hurt anyone in the future.

The man who claimed he was attacked had small puncture wounds but refused treatment.

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“With a heavy heart,” Sonic Temple announces major headliner changes

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With less than three months until showtime, Sonic Temple has announced some major shakeups to the lineup.

Metallica has regretfully cancelled their headline performances at the rock and roll music festival, scheduled for May 15 and May 17.

"With a heavy heart, we write to inform you that due to the health and recovery efforts of James Hetfield, Metallica has to cancel their headlining performances," wrote Sonic Temple in a release.

"As part of my continuing effort to get and stay healthy, I have critical recovery events on those weekends that cannot be moved," wrote Hetfield in a statement.

In lieu of Metallica, Sonic Temple has booked Red Hot Chili Peppers to headline Friday, May 15, and Tool to headline Sunday, May 17. As scheduled, Slipknot will headline Saturday, May 16.

Lead singer Hetfield entered into rehab last September, and is optimistic about what the future will bring, he said.

"Like the moth into the flame, being human in this career has its huge challenges and can be difficult," Hetfield wrote. "Your understanding helps the healing."

Click here to read Hetfield’s statement.

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Upper Arlington police mourn unexpected loss of officer

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The recent and unexpected death of an Upper Arlington police officer is being investigated as a suicide.

According to 10TV per the department, Officer Brian Brown died at his home. The impending coroner's report will determine official cause of death.

"It is with great sadness that we report one of our officers, Brian Brown, died unexpectedly at his home last night," wrote the City of Upper Arlington Police Division on Facebook. "Our thoughts are with his family and friends during this difficult time."

Brown was a 10-year veteran of the department.

https://www.facebook.com/CityofUAPolice/posts/1831391890329029:0

Michael Weinman, Director of Government Affairs for the Fraternal Order of Police, told 10TV more needs to be done to provide resources to police offers, whose daily lives often involve stress and trauma.

Know someone who may be having thoughts about suicide? Resources for help can be found here.

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