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Ohio Senate passes legislation banning revenge porn
COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Senate passed a bill Wednesday making it illegal to knowingly distribute a private, sexually explicit image of a person without that individual’s consent.
Wrongful death lawsuit could be filed after teen shot and killed by Columbus Police
COLUMBUS, Ohio — The family of 16-year-old Julius Tate is now considering filing a wrongful death lawsuit against Columbus Police. At a press conference today, the family's attorney Byron Pott's said, " I have a sworn affidavit from an eyewitness that says this was done totally different from what h
Police: Couple stole from elderly woman recovering from surgery
COLUMBUS, OH (WCMH) - Columbus Police are looking for a couple accused of stealing from an elderly woman who they were supposed to be helping. According to police, 37-year-old Amanda Clark and her boyfriend, 35-year-old Cammeron Watson were assisting the elderly woman while she recovered from surger
The Price is Right Live coming to Columbus, Sandusky, and Cincinnati
The Price is Right Live is heading to Ohio this winter with stops at the Sandusky State Theater, the Ohio Theater in Columbus, and JACK Casino in Downtown Cincinnati for two shows.
Man driving stolen Meals on Wheels van arrested after high-speed chase in Fayette County
FAYETTE COUNTY, Ohio - A man is in custody following a high-speed chase in Fayette County where the man was driving a stolen Meals on Wheels van. The Fayette County Sheriff's Office said it received a call about a man removing the license plate off of the van in a parking lot behind a gas station at
Ohio House approves $15 million in state money for new Columbus Crew stadium
COLUMBUS, Ohio — In the spirit of the holiday season, the Ohio House on Wednesday passed legislation loaded with about $54 million in state money for various projects, including $15 million to help build a new Columbus Crew soccer stadium.
Fentanyl names deadliest drug in America, fuels fatalities in Columbus
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Fentanyl is the deadliest drug in the country. According to CDC, the synthetic opioid waslinked to nearly 29 percent of all overdoses in 2016. It unseated heroin -- which was the deadliest drug from 2012 to 2015.
Doctors recommend nearly 2,000 in Ohio medical marijuana registry
COLUMBUS (AP) - State officials say doctors have submitted nearly 2,000 recommendations in the medical marijuana patient and caregiver registry for Ohio. The State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy on Monday announced that the total number of recommendations totaled 1,948, with about 1,062 people completing
Two arrested in connection with body found by West Side dumpster
Two people were arrested Monday in Worthington in connection with an Aug. 20 fatal shooting on the West Side. A Columbus police SWAT captured Lonzo Doughty, 31, and Torri Doughty, 29, at Torri Doughty's home on the 7500 block of Worthington-Galena Road in Worthington, a news release said.
Columbus Zoo & Aquarium opens naming contest for elephant calf
POWELL, Ohio - The Asian elephant calf born at the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium last week now needs a name. The list of possible names for the female calf born last Thursday is provided by one of the zoo’s longtime supporters with input from the animal care team. The names are in honor and memory of Kath
Family of teen shot to death by Columbus Police SWAT considering wrongful death suit
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) -- Columbus attorney Byron L. Potts says the family of 16-year-old Julius Tate Jr. is considering a wrongful death lawsuit against the City of Columbus. Tate was shot and killed by Columbus police last Friday during an undercover sting operation related to a series of armed rob
Columbus man charged after allegedly fleeing from deputies in stolen Meals on Wheels van
FAYETTE CO., OH (WCMH) - A Columbus man is facing charges after nearly hitting a deputy with a stolen Meals on Wheels van and leading deputies on a high-speed chase in Fayette County.
Columbus man, child killed in crash during police chase
PICKAWAY CO., Ohio (WCMH) -- A man and child were killed and another child was critically injured in a crash during a chase with the Ohio State Highway Patrol. According to Highway Patrol, just after 7:30 p.m. Sunday, troopers were advised that the South Bloomfield Police Department was involved in
Going to concerts, games and events in Columbus is about to get more expensive
It is going to soon be more expensive to attend many events, games and concerts in Columbus. >> MUST-TRY: These beefy burgers are well worth the drive east on I-70 Columbus City Council enacted a 5 percent admission tax on most arts and cultural events in the city, Monday night, according to the Col
'Heartbeat' abortion bill passes Ohio Senate 18-13
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) -- The controversial "heartbeat bill" has passed the Senate 18-13 and is now headed back to the House. The bill ban abortions in Ohio after the first fetal heartbeat is detected, as early as six weeks into a pregnancy. An amendment to add exceptions for rape and incest, and an
After legal fight, Powell police release records related to Zach Smith case
COLUMBUS – After initially declining to release the case file related to a 2015 domestic incident involving now-former Ohio State wide receivers coach Zach Smith, Powell Police this week released hundreds of documents, audio recordings and police body camera footage.
Break-in at popular Linden restaurant leaves neighborhood furious
COLUMBUS, OH (WCMH) - A smash-and-grab burglar has a Columbus neighborhood up in arms over the damaged he caused to a popular restaurant and police are asking for tips to help track down the suspect.
Are the 2018-19 Columbus Blue Jackets a Better Road Team than Home Team?
The 2018-19 Columbus Blue Jackets are a study in duality: in one game, the team can look like world beaters, in another they can look like an AHL roster matched up against the defending Stanley Cup champions. Often, these games appear to come on a home/road split, but not in the way conventional wis
Pursuit ends in crash, killing two in Commercial Point
The Ohio State Highway Patrol Circleville Post is investigating a fatal crash that killed one man and one child Sunday evening in Commercial Point. According to the OSHP, 35-year-old Yoni Cruz Martinez of Columbus was traveling west on State Route 762 at a high rate of speed with South Bloomfield Po
Search for suspect on in Delaware County after homeowner thwarts burglary attempt
DELAWARE, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — An attempted burglary turned into a manhunt after a Delaware County homeowner fired shots at the suspect. The Delaware County Sheriff's office said the attempted robbery happened on Carters Corner Road. As the burglary was in process, the sheriff's office said the homeow