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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.

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Tamir Rice's mother wishes son had seen Cavs championship, unity in Cleveland

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 15:59:00 EDT

On Saturday it was exactly19 months since Tamir Rice shot outside Cudell community center. Saturday would have also been Tamir's 14th birthday.  His family did not plan a community celebration in his honor but they did issue a statement. The family is still seeking a federal investigation from the Department of Justice.  “I, Samaria Rice, want the people to remember Tamir's birthday is Saturday and he will be turning 14 years old. I'm not going to...

Ohio man threatens to cut off customer's genitals with razor at McDonald's

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 14:06:00 EDT

On Saturday afternoon, police were called because teenagers said a man was making threats with a razor blade and sexually touching them outside of a Mansfield McDonald's.  When police arrived, Douglas L. Long, 69, complied and  handed the razor blade to the officers and told them he had two more in his boots. Long was overheard threatening to cut people's throats and their genitals off, according to the report. Police also said they talked to a woman who said Long rubbed h...

It's the 100 deadliest days for teens on the road right now

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 12:16:00 EDT

Car crashes are the number one killer of teens in America.

SOURCES: Pat Summitt not doing well

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 23:05:12 GMT

Multiple sources confirmed Pat Summitt is not doing well, and her family and friends are preparing to say goodbye.

       

Kevin Love: James Jones is best teammate

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 22:51:20 GMT

Kevin Love's favorite teammate? The Champ!

       

Indians top Tigers for 9th straight win

Sun, 26 Jun 2016 21:52:58 GMT

The streaking Indians won their ninth straight game Sunday by beating Detroit 9-3 to remain unbeaten in nine meetings with the Tigers this season.

       

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