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Columbus woman helps provide Christmas gifts for over 40 local students

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For the last 6 years, Tracey Ash has been helping provide Christmas gifts for students in need at Columbus City schools.

The boxes are filled with clothes, accessories, gift cards and toiletries. The gifts are made possible by donations from the community. This year, 40 students at Centennial High School were given a Christmas box.

Ash started the gift-giving after her son was bullied in high school.

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Columbus police help kids beat the cold this winter

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It’s about time to break out the winter coats, but many families cannot afford them.

Columbus police are giving the gift of warmth this year to help families in need.

For the last six years, Columbus policeAEP and Starfish Assignment have teamed up to ensure warmth for local children. Since starting this project, they have helped around 3,000 children stay warm.

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Nicki Minaj announces 2024 concert in Columbus

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One of the world’s most popular hip-hop artists will be performing in Columbus in the spring.

Nicki Minaj announced she will perform at Schottenstein Center on April 12 as part of her “Pink Friday 2” tour. The Columbus concert will be the only one in Ohio but she will have other stops in the Midwest in Detroit (Apr. 20) and Chicago (Apr. 24).

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Columbus toddler rides around in style for her ‘Make-A-Wish’

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A 3-year-old girl from Columbus can now ride around in style after her wish through the Make-A-Wish Foundation was granted at Topgolf on Sunday.

Two weeks before her first birthday, Lola was diagnosed with a rare genetic disease. According to her website, called Hope with Lo, Zellweger’s Spectrum Disorder is usually terminal in childhood and affects every system in a person’s body.

Lola’s dad Jake Kaufman said the family was feeling joyfulness and gratefulness at the event hosted by Topgolf and Make-A-Wish.

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Comedian Bill Burr coming to Columbus in 2024

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Grammy and Emmy-nominated comedian Bill Burr is coming to Columbus in 2024.

Burr will be performing at the Schottenstein Center on May 16 for his upcoming tour.

Burr made his debut as host of Saturday Night Live on Oct. 10, 2020, and has appeared on television shows, film and more.

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“Pitch a Friend Night” to help Columbus singles

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If you’re single and tired of introducing yourself to strangers, have a friend do it for you.

Driving the news: Bada Bean Bada Booze in Italian Village is gearing up for “Pitch a Friend Night” from 7-11pm Thursday.

The cafe and bar, at 231 E. First Ave., describes the event as “like Shark Tank, but for your single friends.”

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10-year-old dresses in Halloween costumes designed around wheelchair

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) – A 10-year-old from Delaware County has gained a lot of popularity over the years for his creative Halloween costumes, because they aren’t just any costume, they’re designed around his wheelchair.

He’s had some creative costumes over the years. Blake says that this year’s costume however, is his favorite so far and any Columbus Blue Jackets fan will understand why.

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Wayne County photographer takes winning wildlife stamp photo

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – A photograph of a pair of cedar waxwings will be featured on the 2024 Ohio Wildlife Legacy Stamp, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources  Division of Wildlife. The winning photo was taken by Roni Leatherman, of Rittman, Ohio, in Wayne County.

Leatherman’s cedar waxwing photo was chosen as the winner of the 15th annual legacy stamp photo contest based on originality, composition, technical excellence, and overall beauty. Brenda Traffis, of Lake County, earned second place and Eric Tilson, of Wadsworth, came in third. The competition garnered 31 entries. All entries were required to be pictures of cedar waxwings.

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Kendall Jenner makes surprise appearances at two bars in Ohio

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Reality star and model turned business entrepreneur Kendall Jenner made stops at two Ohio bars on Monday to promote her new tequila company.

Jenner appeared at Townhall and Standard Complex in Columbus for an event promoting her 818 Tequila company.

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Instagram stories from both bars showed Jenner waving to fans and pouring shots of her tequila at the bar.

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The life-changing journey for a Columbus Marathon runner

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) – On Sunday approximately 12,000 runners will hit the pavement for the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon and Half Marathon. Before the event begins, the race will recognize the Lashutka Spirit Award winners, who exemplify bravery and perseverance.

One of them is Justin Boggs, who has truly seen his outlook on life change through running.

“At first, I used to run as a way to get in shape, but now, I want to get in shape so I can run better, run with more people and run longer,” said Boggs.

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