Geoffrey Redick, WSYX ABC 6

Geoffrey Redick


Columbus, OH, United States

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Past articles by Geoffrey:

Vigil calls for change a year after brutal murder in Upper Arlington

Family and friends of Bobbi Renee Simpson gathered Saturday along with neighbors near Burbank Park, one year after Simpson’s burned body was found by joggers in a small ravine there. Simpson, 23, had been addicted to opioids and sold her body on the streets of the Hilltop neighborhood, according to those who knew her. She was found on the morning of October 14th, 2018, wrapped in a garbage bag… → Read More

Thousands attend vigil to mourn Dayton mass shooting victims

A crowd of thousands, near and far from the Gem City, gathered together on one street Sunday evening – less than a day after a gunman killed nine people there with a rifle and a hundred or more bullets. East 5th Street in Dayton’s historic Oregon District was crowded shoulder-to-shoulder, as Mayor Nan Whaley and other local and state officials spoke at a city-sanctioned candlelight vigil.… → Read More

CBJ Effect: Big sports team victories have huge impact on fan base, city

The improbable win is forever etched in the minds of Columbus Blue Jackets fans: a 4-0 series victory over the heavily favored Tampa Bay Lightning in the first round of the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs. It is more historic than that, even — the series win marks the first playoff series taken by the Blue Jackets, ever. The psychological impact for fans cannot be understated. "Phenomenal. → Read More

Police chief: Tornado sirens were working properly during Shelby storm

SHELBY, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — Brad Bowman says three big clues let him know he was in danger on Sunday afternoon: the sound of a cell phone alert, train rumbling through his front yard — and a tornado siren. "I got the alert on my phone and that’s when I went outside. I was standing there about 30 seconds before it hit,” Bowman said. “Between the sirens, and the sound of a train coming, that's when… → Read More

Two giant proposed projects at Hilliard-Columbus line spark traffic concerns

A pair of massive housing projects that could be built in the next decade on the far west side of Columbus are stoking neighborhood worries about traffic woes along busy Roberts Road. The two projects are both in the "zoning" phase right now, meaning the developers are applying to change local rules and allow residential unit construction on what is currently rural farmland. → Read More

Partner recalls Rubén Castilla Herrera as a fighter who pushed Columbus to be better

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — Rubén Castilla Herrera's partner of seven yearswill remember him as a motivated change agent for the city, who acted when he saw something wrong, and loved his family and backyard gardens. Castilla Herrera, 61, died in the hospital Saturday evening after collapsing at home, says partner Nick Pasquarello. Funeral arrangements are not yet complete. → Read More

One child dead, more injured after rollover crash in Linden

One child is dead, and several more are recovering from injuries after an SUV rollover crash along Cleveland Avenue in Linden on Saturday. The crash, happening near East 12th Avenue just after 5:30pm, is still under investigation. Columbus Police confirmed that at least three children were involved, and that one victim was pronounced dead at Nationwide Children's Hospital at 7:15pm. Police say… → Read More

Former inmate sues Ohio correction officers in 2017 attack he says they could have stopped

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — In the United States Southern District Court of Ohio Wednesday, ex-inmate Shamieke Pugh of Delaware and his lawyers filed a lawsuit against at least four Southern Ohio Correctional Facility officers — plus doctors and nurses — for a June 2017 prison attack that nearly killed Pugh and three fellow inmates. Pugh is a convicted burglar in Franklin County, who entered… → Read More

Volunteers helping Lancaster couple to "brush off" house painting problems

LANCASTER, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — Anna Crawford has been in love with her North Columbus Street home ever since she and husband Bill first purchased it in 1990. "Just the looks of it. I’ve always loved Victorians," Crawford said Monday looking up at the three-story, century old house. "And when it was painted and beautiful... it was beautiful. It really was. "Nowadays, the old wood siding is looking… → Read More

Fourteen graduate from first-ever "Parent Leadership Training Institute" in Columbus

Fourteen parents say their work will continue in their communities, after graduating from the inaugural Central Ohio Parent Leadership Training Institute on Sunday. The 27-year-old program has been launched in 17 other states, but this class of parents marked Ohio's first-ever group of graduates. The program's website says its goal is"bolstering parental involvement while promoting the lifelong… → Read More

Vigil held near Scioto Mile, days after Amber Evans' body was found in river

Family, friends and fellow organizers gathered by the Scioto River Wednesday for a public vigil, to honor an activist who was found dead Saturday after she had been missing nearly two months. The body of Amber Evans, 28, was recovered from the Scioto River by a Columbus Police dive team. The discovery was made near the shores of Scioto Aududon Metro Park, about a mile from where Evans' abandoned… → Read More

Ohio pols want to see full special counsel's report on Trump-Russia investigation

Central Ohio politicians were slow to react for the most part on Sunday, as U. S. Attorney General William Barr released a four-page summary on the long-awaited special counsel's investigation into alleged ties between Russian operatives and the Donald Trump presidential campaign. But they generally agreed: Americans, both in Washington, D. C. and everywhere, should see the full findings of the… → Read More

Giant $625 million Powerball jackpot draws last-minute lotto players

The Valleyview Convenience and Food Mart has been lucky for lottery recently, with close to a dozen $500 and $1,000 lotto winners over the last year. So lucky in fact – even the police buy their tickets there. “I'd retire — like immediately," said Sgt. Barry Harp, a Valleyview cop who was in the store to purchase his Powerball ticket on Saturday night. The jackpot is one of the biggest in recent… → Read More

Licking County bans needle exchange programs for addicts, over local protests

GRANVILLE, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — At Harm Reduction Ohio, staff and volunteers made protest signs on Tuesday. They planned to silently protest the Licking County Health Board's meeting Tuesday night, over a vote last month to ban all syringe-exchange programs in Licking County. "They held a secret session, an executive session," says HRO president Dennis Cauchon, who attended the meeting and had… → Read More

Uber, Lyft kept busy by Columbus St. Patrick's Day crowd

The city looks the same as most others on the big St. Patrick's Day weekend: green, green, green! And it's not just the apparel: party-goers one after another told ABC 6/FOX 28 that their drink of choice Saturday night was green beer. With the verdant ales flowing, it left plenty of possibility for drunken drivers on Franklin County roads — but most revelers who spoke to our station said they… → Read More

Uber, Lyft kept busy by Columbus St. Patrick's Day crowd

The city looks the same as most others on the big St. Patrick's Day weekend: green, green, green! And it's not just the apparel: party-goers one after another told ABC 6/FOX 28 that their drink of choice Saturday night was green beer. With the verdant ales flowing, it left plenty of possibility for drunken drivers on Franklin County roads — but most revelers who spoke to our station said they… → Read More

"Military Signing Day" nets 250 young people for U.S. Armed Forces

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — Hailing from all over Ohio, 250 young men and women put their name to the dotted line at COSI Wednesday, signaling their commitment to join the United States military after graduating high school. Ohio's second annual "Military Signing Day" is meant to mimic the fanfare and attention given to star athletes when they sign to compete at Division 1 colleges. → Read More

Apparent carjacking caught on camera at Northeast Columbus gas station

Wild surveillance video captured Sunday morning shows an apparent carjacking, that turns into what one family is calling a kidnapping, all unfolding at a gas station on the city's northeast side. The incident all happened just after 11 a. m. at the Mobil station on Westerville Road. The video shows a black Chevrolet SUV pulling up to the gas station, and the driver getting out of the vehicle… → Read More

Report of armed man holding wife hostage led to SWAT standoff in west Columbus

One man is under arrest and facing domestic violence charges, after police say he assaulted his wife and then held an armed standoff with SWAT operatives at his West Columbus home. The man, still unidentified, surrendered peacefully after a 90-minute ordeal that apparently included holding his wife hostage for a time. The situation unfolded along Kingsford Road, next door to the Wedgewood… → Read More

Luke Perry's home of Fredericktown remembers a "good kid" who made it big

FREDERICKTOWN, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — The death of television star Luke Perry Monday brought a few tears, and a lot of smiles in this small village northeast of Columbus. Geoff - Luke Perry hometown (3). jpg. Perry, 52, was a Fredericktownnative and born in nearby Mansfield. He graduated from Fredericktown High School in 1984. Mayor Jerry Day, the former police chief in Fredericktown for 30 years,… → Read More