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Capturing history every day since July 1, 1871.
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A group of Ohio firefighters is headed west to help subdue the King wildfire.

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We're trying something new this week with the BuckeyeXtra podcast: a video version, recorded using Google+ Hangouts on Air. See Dispatch sports reporters Tim May and Bill Rabinowitz talk about Ohio State's big win last weekend.

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Betty White, Jack Hanna and a crowd of animal lovers officially opened the Columbus zoo's newest exhibit, Heart of Africa, today. The entryway is called "Betty White Way" to honor the animal-rights activist and actress who has supported the zoo all these years.

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DELAWARE, Ohio — Otis the pug helps his blind partner navigate the world around him.

He sticks close by when the two go for walks. He alerts his companion when strangers are coming. Sometimes, he even helps him find food and water.

Otis is no ordinary guide dog, though: His partner, Bandit, is a Shih Tzu.

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With its famous gorillas, cute baby elephant and twin polar bears, the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium has plenty to endear itself to Franklin County voters.

But is that enough to win passage of a permanent levy that would cost taxpayers twice what they’re now paying?

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The wrestling giant, all 5 feet 5 of him, had been toppled, and now the loser slumped in a hallway deep in the bowels of Rec Hall on Penn State’s campus.

Logan Stieber’s shoulder ached. His hamstrings burned. He was sweat-drenched, exhausted.

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WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama today proposed a $3.9 trillion budget for the federal spending year that starts in October, urging Congress to approve a major expansion of a program that provides a substantial federal tax credit for low-income Americans who have jobs. 
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