Alexis Moberger, WSYX ABC 6

Alexis Moberger

WSYX ABC 6

Columbus, OH, United States

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  • WSYX ABC 6
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  • WTTE FOX 28
  • Dayton 24/7 Now

Recent articles by Alexis:

911 call: Mother of Trinity Hurt tells police she's 'not in bed and I can't find her'

The Hardin County Prosecutor’s Office has released a 911 call the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office received from Trinity Hurt's mother, the 7-year-old who was taken from her home and found alive days later. On the call, you can hear the panic in Jennifer Trosin’s voice, Trinity Hurt's mother. She can be heard breathing heavily after she can't find her daughter anywhere in the house. MORE | Missing… → Read More

Kids 5 and up getting the vaccine excited for sleepovers, playdates and group parties

Since the start of the pandemic, several kids say they've been bored and lonely. Many of them haven't been able to go to sleepovers, have birthday parties or see family. However, now that anyone over the age of 5 can get the COVID vaccine, it’s becoming a game-changer and many kids feel like they’re getting their childhood back. “Getting stung by a yellow jacket” is 8-year-old Jack Mocharski… → Read More

Doctors see high demand for vaccine among children, recommends parents make appointment

Doctors now recommend parents make a plan to get their kids 5-11 vaccinated, as demand is already pretty high. It comes as the FDA approved the Pfizer vaccine for ages 5-11 Tuesday. "I was up first thing this morning getting online to schedule. I kept checking to see when there was an appointment available and I felt extremely fortunate that I was able to an appointment for this weekend,” said… → Read More

Ohio Senate passes bill allowing gun stores to stay open during riots, state of emergency

Ohio Senate passed a bill that would allow gun stores to stay open during riots, state of emergency. A bill just passed out of the Ohio Senate would prevent local governments from closing down gun stores or taking away guns during riots and other states of emergency. It’s a bill many gun store owners are in favor of. However, those who oppose it say, it would violate home rule. During the… → Read More

Olentangy students mourn the death of Braden Markus, sophomore who passed away

Olentangy students are now mourning the death of Olentangy High School Sophomore Braden Markus. “It just feels like a more gloomy environment,” Olentangy student Cole McIntyre said, “There is just a lot of people who are just more silent trying to grieve the loss of him. ”Markus passed away Sunday morning, but the school hasn’t said how he passed away. He was a running back and linebacker for… → Read More

Many events happening in Central Ohio this weekend with cool, fall-like weather expected

Many in Columbus have delayed some fall festivities, waiting on cooler weather and changing leaves. Normally by this time of year, we should be seeing less green and more yellows, oranges, and reds. "It's 84 degrees, when is it going to start to get cool. So, it looks like this weekend is going to start to tilt that barometer down to where we want it,” Rob Leary, who lives in Columbus, said.… → Read More

Ohio law that bans non-FDA approved vaccines now in effect

An Ohio law that bans mandatory vaccinations in public schools that haven't been FDA approved is now in effect. House Bill 244 was signed into law back in July but after the 90-day waiting period, it's now in effect. "The real effect now that the law is in place, is for K-12 schools. We don't have FDA approval for vaccines for younger kids. So absent of full approval from the FDA for that, this… → Read More

US attorney general promising to investigate threats made against school board members

School board members in the state continue to face threats, harassment, and violence over mask mandates and other COVID protocols. Now, the U. S. Attorney General is promising the justice department will use its authority and resources to discourage the threats and “prosecute them when appropriate. ""Anger, animosity, conflict, my way or the highway. "That's how Dublin School Board Vice… → Read More

CDC, doctors urge pregnant women to get vaccinated as thousands become hospitalized

The CDC is now urgently recommending pregnant women get vaccinated against the coronavirus. It comes after more than a quarter-million pregnant women have contracted the virus and thousands have been hospitalized. "The overwhelming amount of patients that I am taking care of right now in the hospitals who are critically ill or who have had adverse outcomes like stillbirth, they're unvaccinated.… → Read More

Ohio waits to finalize booster roll out plan until final decision has been reached by CDC

The FDA and CDC are now discussing a third booster shot. It comes after a subcommittee, who advises the FDA, recommended an extra dose for those 65 and up, six months after their first shot, and those who are at heightened risk. The FDA later authorized the extra doses Wednesday night. "That makes sense. Ya know why it makes sense, people above the age of 65, the older you get vaccines don't… → Read More

Number of gunshot wound victims being admitted, most Grant Medical Center has seen

The string of violent crimes happening in Columbus is not only taking a toll on those investigating them, it’s also greatly impacting area hospitals. Surgeons in Columbus say the number of trauma victims admitted, are among the most they've ever seen. “So, it's a huge increase, and it's really something we’ve never seen before, said Dr. Urmil Pandya, Trauma Medical Director at Grant Medical… → Read More

Ohio health leaders warn COVID cases are triple from a year ago, straining hospitals

Health leaders say they are at a breaking point as COVID numbers continue to surge across the state, as 8,349 more cases were reported in the last day. This is the first time in four days that daily case numbers have climbed above 8,000. There are also 355 more Ohioans in the hospital, that's the second-highest daily hospitalization increase we've had in three weeks. → Read More

More cities in Central Ohio issuing indoor mask mandate, following Columbus

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise around Central Ohio, more cities are issuing mask mandates. So far, we have seen them in Columbus, Bexley, and Whitehall. "I kind of knew it was coming,” said Daquiri Simon, Malason Salon By Cjay employee. "I kind of like the idea of a mask mandate with numbers going up. "The City of Athens issued a mask mandate back in August. However, Columbus, Bexley, and… → Read More

Mom of special needs students pushes for mask mandate to help keep in-person learning

The Jonathan Alder School Board in Plain City is expected to discuss a possible mask mandate Monday night. Many parents plan to speak up, pushing for masks in schools. More than 100 students and staff have tested positive for COVID-19 since the district returned several weeks ago. One parent, who has two students with special needs, worries the district will switch to remote learning if cases… → Read More

Big weekend ahead in Columbus amid some of the highest COVID numbers in months

The state of Ohio is seeing another sharp spike of COVID cases across the state. The state is reporting 134 more deaths over the past three days along with 261 more hospitalizations and over 9,000 new cases. However, even with spiking case numbers, many plan to attend the big Buckeye home opener. "We're pretty excited to see the Buckeyes back in action,” Ohio State student Anthony Baum said. → Read More

COVID cases rising in youth and teens, some parents begging schools for mask mandate

COVID-19 continues to impact the younger population. Some school districts are already reporting several students out and it’s just a few weeks into the school year. Data from the Ohio Hospital Association shows hospitalizations among Ohioans 17 and younger have increased 857 percent over the last eight weeks. And roughly 28 percent who have contracted the virus this month are 18 or younger.… → Read More

Parents continue to push for and against mask mandates at school board meetings

COVID-19 cases continue to spike in the state and some parents now worry about their kids in schools. Districts in Central Ohio all have a different mask policy, some requiring them others keeping it optional. However, more parents continue to speak out at school board meetings, some asking for mask mandates others fighting to keep them optional. Many kids are now back in school, some districts… → Read More

Health and city leaders say Columbus is not considering a mask, vaccine mandate

Public health leaders say not enough people getting the vaccine and the delta variant are to blame. Now, cities and states are once again putting in mask mandates, some are even making vaccines mandatory for city workers. "We now realize that those who are vaccinated can not only spread it or shred the virus, but they can also contract COVID-19,” said Dr, Mysheika Roberts with Columbus Public… → Read More

Short North businesses worry about violence after 3 people were hurt in shootout

Some Short North businesses are now worried about the spike in violence. It comes after a shootout near the restaurant and bar, Seesaw, Sunday morning. Three people were hurt including one who was a Seesaw employee who was caught in the crossfire. "The next morning, one of our employees contacted us to make sure everything was good here,” said Joshua Cook, Ampersand Asian Supper Club Executive… → Read More

Gov. DeWine sending Highway Patrol troopers to assist with border surveillance in Texas

Gov. Mike DeWine is making the call to send troopers with Ohio State Highway Patrol to the Texas border. It comes after a request from Texas Gov. Greg Abbott. Ohio State Highway Patrol is expected to send 14 troopers and supervisors to Texas for two weeks. The two-week assignment will begin later this week, however, OSHP couldn't release specific dates for security reasons. "We have a real… → Read More