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Eric Halperin


Columbus, OH, United States

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Past articles by Eric:

Ohio family’s warning after son went trick-or-treating with family gun

A central Ohio family said it has learned its lesson after one of the children in the house got hold of a gun. → Read More

Movie addresses PTSD in first responders

Ohio first responders are coming together in support of each other’s mental health. → Read More

New video sheds light on plane crash in Marietta, Ohio

Surveillance video from a nearby business shows the moment a plane crashed into the parking lot of a Marietta, Ohio car dealership Tuesday morning, killing two people. → Read More

Teen arrested after hitting Ohio officer with stolen car

Columbus police said a teenager was arrested after he hit an officer with a stolen car Tuesday afternoon. → Read More

Fans, players pay tribute to former Ohio State QB Dwayne Haskins at vigil

The Ohio State University community is wrapping their arms around each other as they honor and remember the life of legendary quarterback Dwayne Haskins. → Read More

CPD: ‘Monsters’ killed two ‘babies,’ ‘young man’ in southeast Columbus shooting

Three people — two young children and a young man — are dead after a shooting on the southeast side of Columbus Tuesday night. → Read More

Booster shots available for all 3 COVID-19 vaccines

COLUMBUS (WCMH) – This is the first full week of expanded eligibility for COVID-19 vaccine boosters. Pfizer’s booster has been approved for about a month. The CDC approved boosters of Moderna and Pfizer’s vaccines late last week. With this increased eligibility, Dr. Joseph Gastaldo expects vaccine providers will be a bit busier. “Because we will […] → Read More

NFL picks 3 cities for Germany games

LONDON (AP) — The NFL selected the cities Düsseldorf, Frankfurt and Munich on Tuesday to enter a final bidding stage to host a regular-season game in Germany. Next season is the target for Germany to host its first game, though the NFL’s announcement didn’t specify 2022 or 2023. “After an initial period in which expressions […] → Read More

Elderly man assaulted near Ohio State campus

COLUMBUS (WCMH) – A 72-year-old man is recovering after he said he was shoved to the ground by someone much younger than him near the Ohio State campus. The incident happened near the intersection of Fifth Avenue and Neil Avenue Saturday. Stan Hoff said he’s still in some pain. Hoff, who did not want to […] → Read More

Missing: Cameren Jones

(WJW) — FOX 8 and Amanda Berry are working together to help find missing people in Ohio. Cameren Jones, 15, has been missing since April 8 in Cleveland. Call 216-623-2541 if you know where the teen is. → Read More

Body of missing 9-year-old Ohio girl found in pond

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — A 9-year-old girl has died after being found in a pond in southeast Columbus Sunday afternoon. The call for a medical emergency was issued at approximately 4:42 p.m. to the 3900 block of Bogdon Drive. According to Columbus Division of Fire Battalion Chief Steve Martin, police were at the scene after a […] → Read More

City in Ohio to vote on increasing dirt bike, ATV fines

A crackdown on illegal dirt bikes and all-terrain vehicles could soon be coming to central Ohio. → Read More

Detainee transferred out of Guantanamo Bay

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Monday transferred a detainee out of the Guantánamo Bay detention facility for the first time, sending a Moroccan man back home years after he was recommended for discharge. The Moroccan prisoner, Abdullatif Nasser, who’s in his mid-50s, was cleared for repatriation by a review board in July 2016 […] → Read More

Officer injured when protestors attempt to break into Columbus police headquarters

A few people were able to breach a set of outer doors at Columbus Police headquarters after a protest Tuesday night, with one officer being evaluated for a head injury related to the incident. → Read More

After several days of peaceful protests, police, protesters clash in downtown Columbus Sunday

COLUMBUS (WCMH) — After several hours of peaceful demonstrations in Columbus, things took a tense turn Sunday afternoon. This was downtown on High Street by the Ohio Statehouse where protesters have been gathering for several weeks. Police and some protesters are still at the intersection of Broad and High streets. Earlier in the day, the […] → Read More

Police: ACI inmate used handmade knife to attack fellow inmate

Brian Audette, 50, was arraigned Thursday on charges connected to the incident earlier this week that triggered a lockdown at the ACI. → Read More

Carpionato Group unveils $100M plan to redevelop Newport Grand

The Carpionato Group unveiled a $100 million mixed-use proposal for the former slot parlor Tuesday morning. → Read More

RI State Police gains 37 new troopers as ‘most diverse class’ graduates

The 2019 State Police Training Academy graduated Friday during a commencement ceremony at the Community College of Rhode Island's Lincoln campus. → Read More

Charlestown residents claim they weren’t notified about search for murder suspect

Town officials said they alerted nearby residents to stay inside during the search, but some claim they never received that message. → Read More

Report: New Mass. casino could take millions in revenue away from RI

With Massachusetts' third casino now open for business, Rhode Island officials are expecting a shift in the state's gaming and revenue projections. → Read More