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Police: 3 people found dead near railroad tracks in Columbus

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police say the bodies of three people have been found near railroad tracks in Ohio’s capital city of Columbus. The Columbus Dispatch reports someone called 911 around 7:30 a.m. Friday to report finding the bodies. A dispatcher told the newspaper that officers found one person o


Personal info exposed after Ohio sends wrong tax forms to thousands

COLUMBUS -- Thousands of letters were sent by the state to those who qualify for unclaimed funds, but the letters were sent to the wrong people. About a third of them included personal information including social security numbers, according to the state.


Friday Freebies: Area Valentine's dinner deals, specials

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) - The weekend after Valentine's Day is big for restaurants. Since there are so many options, many are offering discounts or other incentives to get you to dine with them.


Police looking for missing 11-year-old last seen in south Columbus

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Columbus police are looking for 11-year-old Keon Pleasant Jr. Police said Pleasant was last seen in the area of Siebert Street and Rheinhard Avenue near 22nd Street in south Columbus.


An Ohio woman is accused of robbing and murdering a man she met on the dating website PlentyOfFish

Shakira Graham, 24, was arrested on Wednesday in Shaker Heights, Ohio, and charged with aggravated murder. She is accused of robbing and fatally shooting 27-year-old Meshach Cornwall, a man she reportedly met on the dating app PlentyOfFish.


Ohio governor pushes for changes to arrest-warrant system

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gov. Mike DeWine has created a task force to study changes to Ohio's arrest-warrant system after a newspaper identified numerous problems within the system.


Wayfair brick and mortar grand opening

COLUMBUS (WCMH) - Wayfair.com is known for trendy décor. Before this week, its offerings could only be found online. As of Friday, Feb. 15, the virtual store become reality. Wait… HUH? The virtual store now has a brick and mortar, steel beamed building.


Police: One taken into custody following campus area barricade situation

COLUMBUS (WCMH) -- Columbus SWAT officers took a woman into custody following a barricade situation near Ohio State's campus. According to police, there was a barricade situation involving a female in an apartment on Chittenden Avenue near North 4th Street.


3 killed following crash in west Columbus

COLUMBUS - Columbus Police are investigating a crash that killed three people in west Columbus. Dispatchers told 10TV it happened around 7:30 a.m. at the intersection of Trabue Road and McKinley Avenue.


Columbus Police officer back on duty after suspension for offering woman money for sex

A Columbus police officer is back at work after being relieved of duty late last year because a woman he met through social media reported that he had offered to pay her for sex.


Police: Woman captured on dashcam assaulting Westerville officer during traffic stop

A Westerville woman is locked up in the Franklin County Jail charged with choking a patrol officer during a traffic stop. Jettie Songo, 30, is accused of assaulting a peace officer, obstructing official business and resisting arrest.


Columbus nursing home employees indicted on manslaughter charges after patient death

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) -- Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost says six Columbus nursing home employees and a contracted nurse practitioner were indicted on 34 charges, including involuntary manslaughter.


The Most Popular Attraction in Columbus Isn't What You Think

There’s a long, narrow building at the corner of East Kossuth Street and South Washington Avenue, a couple of blocks west of Parsons Avenue on the South Side of Columbus. If you’ve ever driven by it, you probably didn’t notice it.


Ohio State issues warning after reports of students possibly being drugged off campus

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State University issued a safety notice Thursday after reports of possible “criminal drugging” off-campus. The university said in the notice that the occurrences reportedly happened at parties and bars off-campus.


Akron, Barberton and Columbus win reservoir lawsuit

COLUMBUS — A Franklin County Common Pleas judge has ruled that Akron, Barberton and Columbus can manage city-owned property along their water reservoirs. In 2015, the Ohio legislature slipped a last-minute provision into the 2016-17 state budget to allow landowners whose properties border the city p


Frustration grows as Cooper Stadium decays on Columbus' west side

In January, the city of Columbus declared Cooper Stadium a public nuisance, having several alleged city code violations. As a result, crews were working Friday to board up broken windows and other items by the end of the day or face thousands of dollars in fines and possible civil or criminal prosec


Two guns found at Columbus City Schools buildings

COLUMBUS (WCMH) -- Two guns were found over the last two days at Columbus City Schools buildings. According to Columbus police, a gun was found on February 13 at Duxberry Park Alternative School.


Dierks Bentley Is Coming To Columbus March 29

Dierks Bentley is coming to Columbus on Friday, March 2019!. Current three-time CMA nominee Dierks Bentley announced that his 2019 BURNING MAN TOUR will play Nationwide Arena March 29, 2019 with special guests Jon Pardi, Tenille Townes and Hot Country Knights. Bentley is known to “pull out all the s


Police pursuit of suspected impaired driver ends in crash, kills passenger in Franklin County

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash that resulted from a police pursuit south of Grove City Friday afternoon. The Franklin County Sheriff's Office received a call of a reckless and possibly impaired driver on I-71 near I-270 shortly before 3 p.m. Friday.


Elementary school student accused of bringing gun to school

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) -- A Columbus City Schools elementary student allegedly brought a gun to school Thursday. Columbus Police said a gun was found in a restroom at Duxberry Park Alternative School on Maynard Avenue.