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Rethinking Christian History: Understanding Christopher Columbus And Martin Luther

Lee Palmer Wandel | Posted 11.14.2011 | Religion
Lee Palmer Wandel

In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue. In 1517, Martin Luther posted the 95 Theses. So began two stories that have shaped the West since the 16th century. But what happens if we link the two?

College Students Find Body Of Suspected Burglar In Their Apartment

AP | Posted 11.06.2011 | Crime

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Police say some Ohio State University seniors found the body of a suspected burglar and a lot of blood when they returned to their o...

Ohio Shop's Classical Music Seems To Cut Loitering (VIDEO)

AP | Posted 10.12.2011 | Weird News

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Shoppers and employees say an Ohio convenience store has fewer people hanging around and hassling customers since the business start...

Woman Fined For Squirting Breast Milk On Police

AP | Posted 10.01.2011 | Weird News

COLUMBUS, Ohio — An Ohio woman accused of spraying sheriff's deputies with breast milk has been sentenced to two years of probation. Thirty-yea...

Abortion-at-Gunpoint Case End, Ohio Man Sentenced To 13 Years

AP | By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS | Posted 08.09.2011 | Home

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A man charged under a fetal homicide law was sentenced Thursday to 13 years in prison for taking his pregnant girlfriend to an abort...

FBI: Ohio Bank Robber Follows Directions, Lowers Hood When Told

AP | Posted 11.16.2011 | Weird News

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The FBI says an Ohio bank robbery suspect left authorities with good surveillance photos because he lowered his hood when an em...

Urban Engines -- American Cities Must Grow

Greg Selkoe | Posted 06.11.2011 | Politics
Greg Selkoe

My name is Greg Selkoe and I am an entrepreneur. This is a phrase I am proud of and no matter what the activity, whether it was when I worked at City ...

Gagging Workers Is Un-American

Gerald McEntee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gerald McEntee

At the same time the world watches the people of Egypt take to the streets, plans are being put into place to silence workers in the USA. And it is happening at a breakneck pace.

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, ...

The 13 Cities Where Home Prices Will Rise In 2011

The Huffington Post | Yepoka Yeebo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Foreclosure sales and tax incentives are boosting real estate parts in parts of the country. House prices nationally fell 4 percent last year, acco...

Edible Radio Episode 67 Smart Food: Brady Konya

Edible | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Smart Food is the Edible Radio podcast hosted by Jane Black. Jane's guest today is Brady Konya, co-founder of Middle West Spirits. The technical d...

Michael Feinstein: Top-of-the-Heap Singer, Equally Important Music Archivist-Historian

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Finkle

If Michael Feinstein's American Songbook accomplishes anything -- it indisputably does -- it's that his commitment to the task of perpetuating the music is at least equal to his devotion to performing.

Trick or Vote: Young People Canvas in Costume to Bolster Turnout

Heather Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Heather Smith

If Halloween has taught us anything, it's that face-to-face interaction is the best way to ask strangers for candy. This also happens to be true for g...

The Letter That Announced a New World: Revisiting the Roots of Columbus Day

The New York Public Library | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
The New York Public Library

Christopher Columbus may not have been able to Tweet news of his first voyage to the New World, but his reports on the 1492-93 expedition reached readers in Europe fairly quickly.

8 People Who Should Be More Famous Than The Most Overrated People In History

Mark Juddery | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Mark Juddery

Having knocked a few overrated people off their pedestals, it's now time to restore some balance by presenting a few underrated people. By the way, th...

Steve Doak: Ohio Man Tries To Destroy Home With SUV After Foreclosure

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW CARLISLE, Ohio — Ohio authorities say a man who told them he was facing foreclosure rammed his house with his SUV. Clark County Sheriff Gen...

Chris Reichert, Health Care Bill Protester, Apologizes For Throwing Dollar Bills At Man With Parkinson's

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Chris Reichert, a Republican against the health care reform law, says that he is ashamed of himself for berating a man with Parkinson's disease at a C...

Matthews To Health Care Reform Opponent: What You're Talking About Doesn't Exist

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Chris Matthews interviewed Tim Phillips, the president of Americans for Prosperity, Thursday about health care reform. At the center of their discus...

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...

Fla. judge to order runaway convert to return home

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

ORLANDO, Fla. — The teenager who ran away from Ohio to Florida because she feared physical harm for converting from Islam to Christianity has been ordered back to Ohio.

A Florida judge said Tuesday that 17-year-old Rifqa Bary (RIFF'-kuh BEAR'-ee), who has been staying in Orlando, should return to her family, who live outside Columbus.

Bary has been in foster care in Florida while her case was being reviewed. The judge says he will turn over the case to an Ohio court in the next few weeks, but no order has been signed yet.

Bary ran away from her parents' home in July, saying she feared being killed for changing religions. But a Florida Department of Law Enforcement investigation found no credible threats to Bary.

Cavaliers owner presses support for Ohio casinos

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

KENT, Ohio — The majority owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers is defending a plan to put casinos in four Ohio cities.

Dan Gilbert is a chief investor in the proposal. He will face an opponent during a televised debate Monday at Kent State University.

Rob Walgate, vice president of the Ohio Roundtable policy group, will represent opponents of Issue 3, a ballot issue that if approved would change Ohio's Constitution and allow one casino in Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati and Toledo.

The debate will be taped at 4 p.m. and will air at 10 p.m. on ONN-TV, a news station that is available on cable systems in most Ohio counties.

Supporters of the November ballot amendment say casinos will create 34,000 jobs, while opponents say it will also cause jobs to be lost and would establish a lower tax rate than other states have for their casinos.

Reconceiving Columbus Day

Jim Thomas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jim Thomas

Columbus Day can be an Americas day, plural not possessive, and can honor the original peoples of the hemisphere as it reminds us, its current peoples, that we share more than a land mass, we share a future.

Columbus: Blundering into Immortality

Michael Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Kaplan

It is as well that Christopher Columbus was so sure of himself, because he was in many respects staggeringly incompetent. The very basis of his journey to the New World was a miscalculation.

Nash posts 2 assists in Jackets' win over Flames

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Rick Nash stretched his streak of multipoint games to four with a pair of assists 2:04 apart in the second period, and the Columbus Blue Jackets rallied for a 2-1 victory over the Calgary Flames on Tuesday night.

The Blue Jackets (4-1), off to the best start in franchise history, made the most of a two-man advantage when former Flames Anton Stralman and Kristian Huselius scored.

Stralman netted his goal with a slap shot following a faceoff, and Huselius scored from in-close off a slick pass from Nash immediately after the second penalty expired.

Curtis Glencross scored for Calgary, which has lost three straight after opening the season with four wins. It was the second defeat in two nights for the Flames, who blew a five-goal lead at Chicago on Monday and lost 6-5 in overtime.

Ohio can't find doctors to offer execution advice

AP | ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Finding medical professionals willing to advise Ohio on the best way to put condemned inmates to death is proving difficult because of ethical and professional rules, the state's top attorney said.

The rules – which generally prohibit doctors, nurses and others from involvement in capital punishment – are deterring those professionals from speaking publicly or privately about alternatives to the state's lethal injection process, Attorney General Richard Cordray said.

"A small number of promising leads have emerged, but identifying qualified medical personnel willing and able to provide advice to the State regarding lethal injection options continues to be challenging and time-consuming," Cordray said in the Friday filing in U.S. District Court.

Executions are on hold in Ohio while the state develops new injection policies following a Sept. 15 execution that was stopped because the inmate had no usable veins.

The state has reached out to judges, police and lawmakers for help trying to find medical professionals willing to talk to the state, according to the filing written on Cordray's behalf by Charles Wille, head of Cordray's death penalty unit.