Lisa Rantala, WSYX ABC 6

Lisa Rantala


Columbus, OH, United States

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Past articles by Lisa:

Traffic study planned in Franklinton amid ongoing complaints from business

A Franklinton business that called on ABC6 On Your Side Problem Solvers for help may soon get what it has been requesting from the city for years.Pilots Dogs w → Read More

Everything must go, owners of Eastland Mall auction off remaining items

Starting this week, the first of a series of online auctions selling, the leftover contents of Eastland Mall and the mall's former vendors, is closing. → Read More

Columbus, Franklin County spent $15 million last year on homelessness, need is increasing

The desperate need for housing in central Ohio can be felt by the young, old, disabled, and families.Advocates say the number of parents and their kids sufferi → Read More

Housing Crisis: Those in 'middle class' say they're getting priced out of Franklin County

A struggling middle-class says it's getting priced out of their homes in the Columbus area due to increasing rent, utilities and other inflated expenses. → Read More

Franklin County judge dismisses case against Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority

A Franklin County judge dropped the case against the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority that claims CMHA left clients homeless and landlords unpaid due to → Read More

Owner: Asbestos detected inside Eastland Mall; $1.77 million quoted for demolition

New plans for Eastland Mall could include a $1.77 million demolition.Adam Beane, the attorney for Eastland Mall Holdings LLC, filed the quotes for possible dem → Read More

No mail, no housing, no Carvana car titles are tips Problem Solvers tackled in 2022

When ABC 6 says, “We’re on your side,” we mean it. More people contacted ABC 6 On Your Side Problem Solvers in 2022 and received great results. Multi award-winn → Read More

Purple fentanyl found in Franklin Co. storage unit; feds say colors created to hook kids

An alert for parents as Columbus police detectives testified that they found 19 kilograms of purple fentanyl in a storage unit in Reynoldsburg.According to fe → Read More

Buyer for former Columbus problem property Colonial Village hopes to close in weeks

A former problem property in Columbus could have a new owner within the next few weeks. Court paperwork indicates buyer ARDG Capital and First Choice Investment → Read More

Ohio AMBER Alert: What caused the communication lapse among police brass?

Many people across the state did not get that alert until several hours after police said the Thomass twins had been abducted. → Read More

Columbus man gets help from state after unwanted cables lead to conflicts

Dangling wires are leading to major nuisances and distraught homeowners across Columbus.Multiple viewers have called ABC 6 On Your Side Problem Solvers since t → Read More

Hazardous Circleville property cleaned up months after ABC6 Problem Solvers get involved

Problem solved for Circleville neighbors plagued with a charred-out problem property for more than a year.When they claimed their complaints fell on deaf ears → Read More

Mom set to testify against Latitude Five25 about living conditions claims intimidation

Two Columbus towers plagued with problems could be taken out of the hands of current owners. → Read More

Surge in pediatric respiratory illness straining resources at hospitals

Children's hospitals across the country are running out of space because of a surge in the Respiratory Syncytial Virus. Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columb → Read More

Sen. Sherrod Brown takes Problem Solvers' report on 'mail fails' to Postmaster General

The U.S. Postmaster General is facing demands from U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, regarding delayed mail service, postal robberies and mail thefts.Brown sent → Read More

Problem Solvers gets immediate help for Columbus grandfather on oxygen with no power

A Columbus grandfather in desperate need of help called ABC6 On Your Side Problem Solvers and got immediate results.Grandfather Michael Branche said he's been u → Read More

Teachers could vote to approve contract or a strike Sunday, 45,000 CCS students affected

WSYX ABC 6 is On Your Side, providing local news, first warning weather forecasts and alerts, traffic updates, consumer advocacy, and the latest information about sports, politics, law enforcement, community events, government waste, and much more, including ABC network news and entertainment programming. WSYX proudly serves Columbus and nearby towns and communities in central Ohio, including… → Read More

Federal funding cuts to COVID-19 treatments could hit minority communities hardest

Antibodies and vaccines for COVID-19 will now come at a cost like copays for months and years to come. → Read More

Predatory home buyers in Columbus could face conspiracy case, claims of targeting elderly

Constant calls, text messages and letters of offers to buy your home could be reaching illegal levels in the city of Columbus. → Read More

Judge: 75% of kids re-offend within weeks once released by Franklin County Juvenile Court

A horrific video released by Whitehall Police depicts a 16-year-old in a stolen car sliding over to the passenger's seat during a high-speed police chase and jumping out in a possible attempt to escape. While the teen survived the violent tumble to the highway shoulder at 30 miles per hour, police records indicate this is the fifth case of car theft he's been suspected in over the last year.… → Read More