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Crews battle fire at northwest Columbus apartment complex

Crews with the Columbus Division of Fire are on the scene of a fire at an apartment complex in northwest Columbus. The fire was reported just after 5 p.m. on Vail Pine Place off of Wilcox Road and Tuttle Crossing Blvd.


Former Columbus vice officer Andrew Mitchell indicted on additional charges

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A federal grand jury has returned two additional charges in the case involving former Columbus vice officer Andrew Mitchell. Thursday's indictment charges Mitchell with an additional count of obstructing justice and one count of destructing or removing property to prevent seizure,


Students taken to hospital after a school bus crash in east Columbus

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Four children were taken to the hospital after a crash involving a school bus and another vehicle near Nationwide Children's Hospital Thursday morning. The crash, involving a Columbus City Schools bus, happened at the intersection of South Ohio Avenue and East Whittier Street. Aut


Scammers portraying IRS say your tax refund was a mistake

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Now that Tax Day has come and gone, scammers are posing as the IRS again. They're calling people in Central Ohio saying they've received their refund by mistake and to pay up or go to jail.


Columbus police officer gives birthday surprise to 93-year-old woman whose home was burglarized twice

A week after her home was broken into twice in two days, 93-year-old Margaret Belcher got a sweet surprise. Belcher has lived in her South Side home since the mid-1940s. Columbus police Officer Josh Good responded to the residence on April 11 after Belcher reported that she had been burglarized on b


Three business executives nominated to L Brands board of directors

L Brands will include three business executives with expertise in business, finance, governance and leadership among nominees for its board of directors at the Columbus-based retailer's 2019 annual meeting of shareholders that likely will be held in the next few weeks.


4 additional suspects charged with using fake, stolen Social Security numbers

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) - Four additional defendants have been arrested and charged with using false or stolen Social Security numbers. Five other defendants were charged in March with illegally using Social Security numbers to lease cars and apartments and get approximately $200,000 of credit.


1 person in stable condition after shooting on Maryland Ave.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) - Columbus police are responding to a report of a shooting on Maryland Avenue where one person has been shot. The shooting occurred around 5:25 p.m. in the 1900 block of Maryland Avenue.


Governor DeWine announces federally-funded study aimed at reducing overdose deaths

COLUMBUS, Ohio — On Thursday, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced Ohio's participating in a new $65.9 million study aimed at reducing the overdose death rate by 40 percent over three years. The HEALing Communities Study is being funded through a partnership initiative by the National Institute on


Teenagers with Tyre King before fatal police shooting may have to pay up

Three teenagers who were with 13-year-old Tyre King in the hours before he was fatally shot by a Columbus police officer in September 2016 will now be required to pay up if the city or the officer is found liable in a federal lawsuit filed by King's family.


Application period open for hazardous material training grants

COLUMBUS, OHIO (Apr. 8, 2019) — The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) is the regulatory agency responsible for the safe transportation of hazardous materials by rail and commercial motor vehicles within Ohio.


Ohio State: Read Matthew Baldwin’s statement about leaving Buckeyes

COLUMBUS — Matthew Baldwin says that leaving Ohio State wasn’t an easy decision to make, but one that he feels is going to be in his best interest long term. That’s why he’s decided to enter the NCAA transfer portal.


Columbus Weather Forecast For The Weekend Ahead

COLUMBUS, OH — Here's your local weather forecast for the coming weekend, as reported by Darksky. Mostly cloudy throughout the day. Rain until afternoon, starting again overnight, and breezy starting in the evening.


U.S. 33, Watkins Road closed after semi crashes into bridge

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) - All lanes of U.S. 33 westbound remain closed at Interstate 270 on the southeast side after a truck struck the Watkins Road bridge, damaging a beam and the beam support, according to the Ohio Department of Transportation.


Naked toddler near IHOP leads to arrest of passed out Ohio couple

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Employees of a Florida IHOP were headed to work early Friday when they found a naked toddler wandering the restaurant's parking lot. They then found the toddler's mom and the mom's fiance passed out in a nearby van.


Gunman sentenced to 18 years in shooting deaths of man and his dog

Nearly two years after he was found incompetent to stand trial, Miikeelo Jackson pleaded guilty on Thursday to fatally shooting a man and his dog at a Driving Park house. Jackson, 22, was sentenced to 18 years in prison after pleading guilty to involuntary manslaughter with a gun specification, aggr


This Madmade Waterfall Park In Ohio Is A Best Kept Secret You’ll Want To Explore

When it comes to parks, Ohio is home to some pretty unique ones. (Be sure to check out this kayak park.) Tucked away in a shopping plaza in Gahanna, there’s a little-known waterfall park that features the perfect blend of adventure and modernity. It’s surrounded by natural beauty and boardwalk trail


Ohio State Troopers move in towards gunfire and save a mans life

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Two Ohio State Highway Patrol Troopers were executing a field a field sobriety test one moment and in the next running into extreme danger after gun shots were fired outside the Patio Bar and Grill in Mansfield.


10 Big-Ticket Events Coming Up Near Columbus

COLUMBUS, OH — New and exciting events are coming to the Columbus area all the time. Whether you're looking to attend a concert or sporting event, theater performance or magic show, Patch's partnership with TicketNetwork has you covered. Here's your weekly roundup of the top big-ticket events coming


NJ girl allegedly abducted, raped before being found in Ohio

State police in Ohio rescued a 15-year-old Paterson girl who was allegedly abducted and raped by a man more than twice her age. Juan Carlos Pedraza-Morales, 33, of Paterson, was pulled over at 11:11 a.m. Tuesday by State Highway Patrol on Route 80 in Toledo, Ohio after he failed to move over.