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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

For some, HB 521 evokes memories of Chardon High shooting

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 20:49:00 EST

Victims and family members of the Chardon High School shooting thought they’d never see or hear from convicted killer T.J. Lane again when a judge handed him a life sentence. But politicians have created a bill that would cut Lane a break.

Shooting investigation on West 117th Street in Cleveland

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 19:27:00 EST

The victim was taken to MetroHealth Medical Center in critical condition.

Weather timeline for the upcoming snow

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 18:19:00 EST

The weather team has a timeline for the next couple of days for the upcoming snow.

Jackson 'learned a lot' from self scout

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 20:00:22 GMT

Head coach Hue Jackson "learned a lot" during his self scout of the Cleveland Browns on bye week.

       

LeBron focused on leading, not meeting

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 20:00:20 GMT

LeBron James is focused on leading the Cleveland Cavaliers, not meeting with Phil Jackson to clear the air over recent remarks.

       

RGIII focused on here and now w/ Browns

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 19:15:00 GMT

Veteran quarterback Robert Griffin III is focused on the here and now with the Cleveland Browns.

       

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