Takata Corp. has agreed to plead guilty to a single criminal charge and will pay $1 billion in fines and restitution for a years-long scheme to conceal a deadly defect in its automotive air bag inflators.
A Volkswagen AG executive indicted in the company's U.S. emissions scandal who was arrested in Miami while on vacation was denied release on bail Thursday by a judge who found it was too likely he would flee home to Germany.
Construction work has begun in North Columbus on the former Cadence Bank location next to Captain D's in preparation for an Aspen Dental Clinic.
Six high-level Volkswagen employees from Germany were indicted in the U.S. on Wednesday in the VW emissions-cheating scandal, while the company itself agreed to plead guilty to criminal charges and pay $4.3 billion -- by far the biggest fine ever levied by the government against an automaker.
The suspect in a deadly shooting at a Florida airport used a gun that he had stored in his checked luggage, raising questions about airport security and whether safety officials need to change the current rules.
A few changes have come to Highway 45 this week as Best Friends Animal Hospital opened Monday at 2116 Hwy. 45 N.
The Ramada Inn in Columbus closed its doors Wednesday.
President-elect Donald Trump has vowed to name China a currency manipulator on his first day in the White House.
East Columbus gained a new business this week.
Stores are pushing deals and incentives like free shipping for the final week of the holiday shopping season, as new numbers show people are so far spending at a bit of a slower pace than last year.
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