Eric Lagatta, The Columbus Dispatch

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Past articles by Eric:

Welder in Whitehall renews focus on metal artistry to carry on legacy of his late father

Jay's MetalCrafting of Whitehall will be part of the Columbus Arts Festival's Emerging Artist program in June, where they will display their work. → Read More

4-year-old boy on tricycle hit, killed by vehicle outside Northwest Side apartments

A 4-year-old boy was hit and killed by a motorist Thursday afternoon at an apartment complex on Donnylane Boulevard on the Northwest Side of Columbus. → Read More

Columbus man convicted in 1980s armed robberies skips away after paroled for third time

George Walker was twice granted parole after two 1986 armed robberies and twice violated it. Now he's wanted after he was released again in September. → Read More

Columbus police Chief Bryant, Assistant Chief Potts sworn-in after Ohio training completed

With their Ohio police officer certifications complete, Columbus Police Chief Elaine Bryant and Assistant Chief LaShanna Potts were sworn in Tuesday. → Read More

Whitehall safety plan leads to crime decline

Whitehall officials hope voters approve a May levy to hire more officers and renovate the police station. → Read More

Columbus Dispatch receives 9 first-place awards from Ohio Associated Press Media Editors

The Columbus Dispatch won nine first-place awards among Ohio's large newspapers at the Ohio Associated Press Media Editors awards luncheon Sunday. → Read More

Whitehall YMCA program for middle school students first of its kind in Greater Columbus

Throughout the week, middle schools at Whitehall YMCA may experiment with technologies, cook tasty dishes, play music or learn about the outdoors. → Read More

Top o' the morning: Irish spirit comes early to Whitehall bar Stop 40 on St. Patrick's Day

At Stop 40 in Whitehall, a handful of patrons were there when it opened at 5:30 a.m. on St. Patrick's Day. → Read More

Six things you might not know about the Defense Supply Center Columbus in Whitehall

Opened in 1918, the massive military facility is a logistics center with supply lines to support U.S. military operations around the world. → Read More

Fourth man gets prison in murder-for-hire plot that led to Columbus bus driver slaying

David M. Eisel, 48, was sentenced to up to 16.5 years in prison for his part in scheme that led to 2019 stabbing death of John Clinedinst. → Read More

Schwarzenegger makes final appearance at The Arnold before leaving to film Netflix series

Before flying to Toronto to film a Netflix spy show, Arnold Schwarzenegger talked with other bodybuilders Sunday as his 2022 sports festival ended. → Read More

Columbus officer shoots teenage boy near East Side gas station after report of shots fired

A Columbus police officer shot and injured one person Tuesday afternoon while responding to a 911 call at a gas station on the city's East Side. → Read More

Continued gun violence claims lives of two men since Friday in Columbus

Dalin Green, 41, was shot and killed Friday on the East Side, while 34-year-old Floyd Bacon was killed Saturday morning on the Northeast Side. → Read More

Dublin man admits to conspiring with 2 other white supremacists to attack U.S. power grids

A Dublin man and two other men pleaded guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Columbus to plotting to attack U.S. power grids → Read More

National Weather Service: Columbus sets new rainfall record for 2/22, some flood warnings issued

Rain battered Columbus at a record daily level Tuesday leading the National Weather Service to issue flooding statements for the region. → Read More

17-year-old wanted in fatal shooting at North Side motel turns himself in to Columbus police

Harrison Finklea, 17, turned himself into Columbus police Monday after the division publicly identified him as the suspect in a Feb. 3 homicide. → Read More

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine delays three executions, citing problems obtaining lethal drugs

Gov. Mike DeWine delayed three executions scheduled for this summer, citing the state's ongoing difficulty in obtaining drugs for lethal injection. → Read More

Dick's Den shooting victim Max Williams now paralyzed from waist down, family says

Max Williams, 24, was struck in the back by a bullet apparently shot from a passing car while he was enjoying live music at the popular Columbus bar. → Read More

Columbus mayor declares gun violence a public health crisis, forms alliance to fight illegal guns

Mayor Andrew J. Ginther declared gun violence a public health crisis in Columbus and announced a coalition that will advocate for gun control laws. → Read More

Columbus police allege 15-year-old was killed trying to rob 3 other teens now wanted in death

Tyshawn Dickerson, 15, who was killed Dec. 31 outside an East Side apartment, was attempting to rob three teens when one fatally shot him, police say. → Read More