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PHOTOS: America's Unsung Karaoke Bars

Travel + Leisure | Posted 03.20.2013 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

Want to show off your vocal skills and eat Mexican food? There's a spot on this list for you.

Gay Men Harassed While Waiting For Pizza Discuss 'Life-Changing' Experience

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The two gay men who were harassed by a customer for holding hands while waiting for a slice of pizza in Columbus, Ohio are speaking out about that exp...

LOOK: Adorable Newborn Tiger Cubs

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 07.11.2012 | Green

Ohio's Columbus Zoo And Aquarium recently welcomed an adorable pair of rare newborn amur tigers, the Associated Press reports. Born almost two we...

Addressing the Other Side of Teacher Evaluation

Harriet Sanford | Posted 08.09.2012 | Education
Harriet Sanford

Instead of just setting a bar for teachers to reach, Peer Assistance and Review programs create teacher-led coaching and support systems to ensure that educators can meet expectations and continue to grow throughout their careers.

District Blames 'Human Error' For Losing Track Of Malnourished Girl

AP | Posted 03.19.2012 | Education

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio -- A school district blames human error on educators' failure to keep track of a special-needs home-schooled girl who later died fro...

Man Accused Of Stabbing Four Is Schizophrenic, Dad Says

AP | Posted 03.16.2012 | Crime

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The father of a man accused of stabbing four in an Ohio office building said his son is schizophrenic and might have been stressed a...

Man Pleads Guilty In Cross-Burning Case

AP | Posted 03.02.2012 | Crime

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A man has pleaded guilty to a civil rights charge in the case of a wooden cross bearing a racial slur that was burned in the yard of...

David Lohr

What Does It Sound Like When A Vampire Sings? . . . And Other Comic Con Treasures | David Lohr | Posted 12.25.2011 | Weird News

Columbus, OH -- If you're dying to know what intergalactic badass Billy Dee Williams wants as his final meal, and if a guitar serenade from "Buffy The...

David Lohr

Mid-Ohio Comic Con Photos | David Lohr | Posted 12.25.2011 | Weird News

Photos of fans, artists, actors and industry professionals from the 2011 Wizard Word Mid-Ohio Comic Con: ...

David Lohr

Wizard World Mid-Ohio Comic Con Kids Costume Contest | David Lohr | Posted 12.25.2011 | Weird News

Take a look at the participants and winners of the 2011 Wizard World Mid-Ohio Comic Con kids costume contest: ...

David Lohr

Mid-Ohio Comic Con Adult Costume Contest | David Lohr | Posted 12.25.2011 | Weird News

Take a look at the participants and winners of the 2011 Wizard World Mid-Ohio Comic Con adult costume contest: ...

Columbus High Schools Face Closures From Under-Enrollment

The Columbus Dispatch | Jennifer Smith Richards | Posted 12.17.2011 | Education

The Columbus school district has closed 40 schools in the past seven years. None was a high school. But after losing thousands of students, some hi...

Video Poem: Light House

Hannah Stephenson | Posted 12.10.2011 | Arts
Hannah Stephenson

As a poet, I naturally find words, sounds, images, and phrases inspiring. Equally, I adore technology, and how it allows me to further play with pace, tone, and concept. I often make video poems, and thought I'd share one with you this week.

The Bullying Style in American Politics

Hans Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hans Johnson

Prolonged and systematic attacks on any group in an effort to take away their rights, voice, and respect in society are a hallmark of the bullying style in American politics.

Columbus, Ohio: Food Lovers' Country

Jane Black in the Washington Post | Jane Black | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The once-conservative Ohio capital has blossomed into a certified food lovers' town, with serious cocktails and microbrews, pastries worthy of Paris, ...

Credit Still Tightening, Fed Governor Elizabeth Duke Says | SEWELL CHAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The level of outstanding credit in the American economy continues to fall as strong and weak banks alike pull back on lending, worsening...

Lisette Lee ARRESTED For 506 Pounds Of Pot On Private Jet

AP | JEANNIE NUSS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A California woman traveling with a bodyguard on a private jet was arrested at an Ohio airport with 506 pounds of marijuana sta...

Wall Street and Legalized Loan Sharks

Don McNay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Don McNay

Gary Rivlan notes in his book, Broke USA, "the working poor have become big business." You wouldn't think that poor people would be a growth market, but businesses make big money off people who live paycheck to paycheck.

Armored Car And $100,000: Money MISSING After Bag Of Cash Falls Out

AP | JoANNE VIVIANO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

COLUMBUS, Ohio — More than $100,000 is missing after a bag of cash fell from an armored car into an intersection, leading several motorists to stop ...

Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream: Just in Time for a Randomly Warm Spring

Claire Thomas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Claire Thomas

Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream blends French patisserie technique with American farm-to-table sensibilities and the results are delicious.

Columbus LIVE On Twitter: Local News, Sports, People

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Follow the latest in Columbus LIVE through our curated Twitter lists: local news, local sports, and local people via tweets. Do you know a tweeter wh...

'Lottery winner' causes riot at Ohio coat store

AP | MEGHAN BARR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Police said a riot erupted at a coat store after an Ohio woman announced she had won the lottery and would pay for everyone's purchases – only she didn't have any money. Columbus Police Lt. Michael Deakins says 44-year-old Linda Brown announced that she would spend $500 on every person at a Burlington Coat Factory store on Tuesday, prompting customers to line up at the cashier and call their relatives.

When police arrived hours later, 500 people filled the store and another 1,000 were trying to get inside. Police said Brown was arrested on three outstanding warrants but was not charged pending a mental health evaluation. Police did not know if Brown had an attorney. Her phone number was not listed.

Burlington Coat Factory did not respond to requests for comment.

$6.4M fine in Ohio for illegal practice of law

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered two estate planning companies and their co-owners to pay nearly $6.4 million, the state's largest-ever fine for the fraudulent practice of law.

The owners and employees of American Family Prepaid Legal Corp. and Heritage Marketing and Insurance Services Inc. of Columbus committed more than 3,800 acts of unauthorized law practice by participating in a "trust mill" operation, the court said.

The ruling comes about six years after a complaint by the Columbus Bar Association against the companies was resolved when American Family, Heritage and its owners signed an agreement in which they promised to stop marketing and preparing trusts and other estate planning services.

From March 2003 to March 2005, the companies targeted Ohioans 65 and older with exaggerated mail and magazine advertising aimed at dissuading them from obtaining a will. Sales representatives who were not licensed as attorneys to advise on estate planning gave "high-pressure" in-home presentations in which customers were told they would save money by purchasing one of the companies' living trusts, the court said.

The court permanently barred the California-based companies, and co-owners Jeffrey and Stanley Norman, from marketing, selling or preparing living trusts, estate planning documents and other legal services in Ohio. Other company employees were ordered to pay fines ranging from $2,500 to $10,000.

Thousands In Columbus, Ohio Tell Congress Health Care Reform Is Urgent

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE: Read what HuffPost readers have submitted. While covering the Health Insurance Reform Now! Let's Get It Done bus tour for HuffPost, Dawn Te...

Product Recalls: bunk beds, hammocks

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The following recalls have been announced: