Rodney Dunigan, WTTE FOX 28

Rodney Dunigan

WTTE FOX 28

Columbus, OH, United States

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Past articles by Rodney:

Ohio barbershops, hair salons set to reopen Friday

Getting set to get back to business. Barbershops and salons across the state are set to open first thing Friday morning. Customers will notice some big changes when they walk through the doors. The focus will be on safety. Business owners will be following some tough guidelines in an effort to keep their doors open. “I was so excited, I was very happy. Just to finally get the news that we can… → Read More

Dental patients may soon be charged for personal protective equipment

They're open, but they're exposed. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) just put dentists in the very high exposure risk category. A visit to the dentist's chair involves tools that create a spray. That spray has droplets of water, saliva, blood, and germs and it can land on the patient, the dentist, the floor, and other surfaces. Surgical masks offer some protection, but they're not… → Read More

NAACP addressing community impact of COVID-19 in Central Ohio

The Columbus branch of the NAACP is stepping up to help those impacted by the coronavirus. Their focus is on African-American communities that have been hit hard. The NAACP indicates that the fallout from the virus has been crippling to the African-American community. They're working on ensuring those disparities are brought to light. “This is very serious, it is not a hoax,” said NAACP… → Read More

Drive-thru farmers market at Texas Roadhouse promotes health and safety

A pretty unique farmers market in Hilliard on Saturday. The focus was on health and safety. Cars rolling up, packages put right in. The Hilliard Texas Roadhouse restaurant serving as the one-stop-shop for this drive-thru weekend farmers market. “Getting groceries can be more and more challenging. We wanted to find a way to help our community,” said Tonya Bosher. Shoppers picking up boxes of… → Read More

Ohio health leaders starting to track COVID-19 recovery

Over the past few weeks, countless viewers have reached out to ABC 6 about coronavirus "recovery” numbers here in Ohio. In Licking County, health leaders have developed a plan to actually track those stats. Health officials in Licking County indicated this is a positive step in addressing the virus and helping to keep people across the county and the entire state safe. → Read More

State of Ohio launches new marketing effort to help small businesses

Support local! It's a message we are hearing over and over. Small businesses across Ohio are fighting to stay open, now the state is launching a new effort they hope will help. “We don’t have retirement plans, we don’t have any of that, we rely on investing in ourselves,” shop owner Chelsea Konieczko told ABC 6. For weeks now, ABC 6 has been details heartbreaking stories from small business… → Read More

Cancer non-profits partner to save lives amid coronavirus pandemic

The coronavirus outbreak is forcing local non-profits to use a bit of creativity to continue their work. Three of the biggest cancer-focused groups here in central Ohio are now teaming up in an effort to help patients. This partnership is one of a kind, Komen Columbus, the American Cancer Society of Ohio, and Pelotonia are all uniting to help cancer patients during this pandemic. → Read More

Experts fear domestic violence cases could rise during coronavirus outbreak

As families across central Ohio deal with the impact of the Coronavirus, law enforcement and victims’ advocates fear another possible unintended consequence of the virus, a rise in domestic violence cases. It's an issue now getting the attention of the Columbus city attorney as well. It's a troubling thought, stay-at-home orders and isolation from family and friends forcing victims of domestic… → Read More

Help on the way for Central Ohio seniors impacted by coronavirus

Much-needed help is on the way for seniors here in Central Ohio impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. A local agency stepping up in a big way to help out. The group just getting an emergency grant aimed at helping the most vulnerable in the community. This is all coming at the right time for a lot of folks in this community who need it most. The focus is on seniors who in many cases have no family,… → Read More

6 On Your Side gets results for mother dealing with issues at used car lot

6 On Your Side stepping up and getting results for a Columbus mother simply trying to get reliable transportation for her family. Crystal Mounts turned to ABC 6 after she said she got a raw deal at a used car dealership. 6 On Your Side investigators took her back to that dealership to get answers. Now, management at Glory Auto Ales tells ABC 6 that they plan to fix the problem. → Read More

Wedding venue leaves heartbroken brides at the alter

Headaches and heartbreak for local brides-to-be. Word spreading this weekend that Noah's Event Venue in New Albany, a popular wedding space is closing up shop. Customers told ABC 6 they had no notice. Now, couples are scrambling to find a new spot to tie-the-knot and several businesses are stepping up to help. “For your venue to just abruptly close without no warning, no heads up. It just… → Read More

Communication disabilities database aims to make Ohio traffic stops safer

State leaders want to keep the lines of communication open between officers and people with disabilities. It's all a part of a new statewide database that helps officers identify people who have trouble communicating. State leaders are confident this new program will help to keep people safe. Lt. Governor Jon Husted made the announcement Friday. → Read More

Columbus father says autistic son was ripped off by scammers

A Columbus father is upset and heartbroken and for good reason. He told ABC 6 that his autistic son was targeted by scammers. Nathaniel Seward was ripped off for more than a thousand dollars. His dad told ABC 6 that he was hustled by crooks who claimed to be undercover cops. They both describe an elaborate scam. Nathaniel was told he was involved in money laundering and if he didn't come up with… → Read More

Franklin County Auditor warning of international dog license scam

The Franklin County Auditor is sending out a serious warning about an international scam. Crooks are targeting dog owners in several states, including in Ohio. Investigators indicate that this is all being done through a fake website. Scammers are actually selling fake dog licenses. There have been a number of victims across Ohio and they are not alone. Now, the Franklin County Auditor is… → Read More

Volunteers deliver hundreds of meals to those in need on Thanksgiving

Family, food and fun, it’s what Thanksgiving is all about. But for many, it's also about giving back. Volunteers with LifeCare Alliance gave of themselves on Thanksgiving Day to help those without on the holiday. The Thanksgiving holiday a special time for families across central Ohio. Unfortunately, there are plenty who are spending the day alone. Volunteers with LifeCare Alliance stepped up in… → Read More

Alleged rapist still on the run, questions remain over time frame of indictment

Serious questions remain regarding the investigation into an Uber driver accused of raping a passenger. Abdirizak Abdullahi Aden is still on the run. Now, some question if the Franklin County Prosecutors Office was too slow in getting the warning out. Aden was still able to drive an Uber for seven months after being accused of this crime. That lag time, possibly putting others in danger. The… → Read More

As the temperatures drop, experts warn to have chimneys inspected

6 On Your Side with a major alert for homeowners. As the temperatures drop, plenty of homeowners are starting to light up those fireplaces for the first time of the season. But experts warn, it’s important to have your chimney professionally cleaned and inspected beforehand. Experts indicated that taking the time to properly clean your chimney can help to ensure the safety of your family. → Read More

Columbus City School parents voiced frustrations over lack of heat in school building

A busted pipe is forcing kids at Columbus Gifted Academy to bundle up. Parents told ABC 6 that the school district is not moving fast enough to fix the problem. However, district administrators told ABC 6 that student safety is priority number one and crews will be fixing the issue, it will just have to wait until this weekend. “This issue crops up every time we get a sudden weather change and I… → Read More

Frustration grows over Grandview Heights road construction project

6 On Your Side is digging for information into yet another delay on a road project in Grandview Heights. It has business owners and people who live in the area frustrated and fed up. The project actually kicked off in 2016. It should have been finished a year later, but delay after delay. Businesses in the area are tired of the massive traffic delays and told ABC 6 that they have simply had… → Read More

Passenger warns of safety concerns with COTA Mainstream Transportation

Big concerns over passenger safety from an elderly COTA rider. Tina Hockett claims that she was hurt and her wheelchair damaged, all thanks to a speeding bus driver. "My tailbone or something hit the seat and hurt me really bad," Hockett told ABC 6. Hockett reached out to 6 On Your Side with worries she said are not being addressed. She told ABC 6 that the incident happened back in July of this… → Read More