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Columbus is the capital of and the largest city in the U.S. state of Ohio. The Columbus metropolitan statistical area (MSA), which encompasses several counties, is the third largest in Ohio, after the Cleveland MSA and the Cincinnati MSA (which includes portions of Kentucky and Indiana). Columbus is the fifteenth largest city in the United States of America. It is the county seat of Franklin County, yet the city has expanded and annexed portions of adjoining Delaware County and Fairfield County. Named for explorer Christopher Columbus, the city was founded in 1812 at the confluence of the Scioto and Olentangy rivers, and assumed the functions of state capital in 1816.

The population of the city was 787,033 at the 2010 census, making it the most populous city in Ohio. Although Columbus was the 15th largest city in the United States, its metropolitan area was 28th largest, with 2,308,509 residents. It is the fourth most populous state capital in the United States. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Columbus Combined Statistical Area (which also includes Marion and Chillicothe) has a population of 2,348,495.

Happening Now

Portage County man beaten by Pittsburgh Police caught on camera

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 22:11:00 EDT

A Portage County man is recovering tonight after video of his violent arrest in Pittsburgh went viral. One police officer has been placed on desk duty as several agencies investigate whether this was a case of excessive force. This happened Tuesday night outside of the PPG Paints Arena after a Roger Waters concert in downtown Pittsburgh. 

Roger Waters "Us + Them" tour brings anti-Trump sentiment, local controversy

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 21:20:00 EDT

Rogers Waters took the stage Thursday night at Quicken Loans Arena to play some of the most memorable and psychedelic songs created during his days with Pink Floyd.  The “Us + Them” tour kicked off at 8 p.m. Download the Cleveland 19 News app and First Alert Weather app. Copyright 2017 WOIO. All rights reserved.

Stark County Dog Pound packed with pets; dog warden urges adoption to save animals

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 21:10:00 EDT

Dogs continue pouring into the Stark County Dog Pound and it's been that way all summer. The dog warden is pleading with people to adopt, otherwise they may have to be forced to put animals down because they don't have space.

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