Alexis Moberger, WTTE FOX 28

Alexis Moberger

WTTE FOX 28

Columbus, OH, United States

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

Recent articles by Alexis:

Gray area of COVID-19 testing, positive doesn't always mean contagious

There's a lot of confusion and gray area when it comes to COVID-19 tests. According to health experts, just because you test positive doesn't mean you're contagious. Dr. Mark Conroy with the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center says a person can still test positive for coronavirus even if they're not contagious. He says it's because virus remnants can continue to show up in tests for… → Read More

At home COVID-19 testing kits soon to be in Ohio, first available to any Kroger employee

An at-home coronavirus testing kit has just been approved by the FDA and Ohio is one of the first states to get it. Kroger Health, the healthcare division of the Kroger Company recently announced the FDA has granted emergency authorization for the COVID-19 Test Home Collection Kit. "This actually goes live for our associates tomorrow, so Tuesday morning,” said Connie Palakodeti, Kroger Health… → Read More

Downtown protests costing Columbus millions, taxpayers to foot part of the bill

Protests in downtown Columbus are costing the city. City officials say as far city staffing, law enforcement overtime, and clean up it's now costing millions. Taxpayers are now expected to foot a large part of the bill. Since the start of the protests, Columbus Fire has racked up $204,628. 52 in overtime. According to Mayor Ginther’s spokesperson Robin Davis, Columbus Police have more than $2. 7… → Read More

Childcare center impacted by weekend shootings, shaken parents hoping for more security

A deadly shooting in Columbus over the weekend is now impacting a childcare center nearby. The Kids Zone Learning Center was struck with bullets and the main entrance window was shattered early Sunday morning. Parents now hope for more security in the area. Two deadly weekend shootings near Cassady Avenue are now leaving some parents and neighbors shaken. “That’s awful news, awful news. I mean… → Read More

New Albany Schools squash rumor about tracking students to prevent COVID-19 spread

New Albany Schools plan to speak out Monday night in response to an article that is now causing concern and outrage. A recent article published by Wired says New Albany plans to test a system that would electronically track student's locations throughout the day and potentially help prevent an outbreak of coronavirus. The article also includes, the tracking system would record where students sit… → Read More

11-year-old organizes Black Lives Matter protest for children in Blacklick

Dozens came out to a peaceful protest geared towards kids in Blacklick Sunday. This event was created to safely allow the children and teens in the community to show their support for the George Floyd protests. Several came out holding signs and lined sidewalks from Waggoner Road to Broad Street. Caitlin Kelly brought her three young children. She said the message and importance of the Black… → Read More

Columbus fire sees uptick in fires, more than doubled in a week

The Columbus Division of Fire is now looking into several suspected arsons, some that could be related to the downtown protests. Fire officials say from May 20-26 there were 35 fires. Then from May 27-June 3 there were 74 fires in Columbus. "They are all of arson. And our people are looking into every one of those reports, and we will continue to look into them because we can't have it because… → Read More

Columbus fire and police vehicles damaged during protests

Several Columbus fire and police vehicles have been vandalized and damaged in downtown Columbus during the protests. Some of the vehicles were destroyed while fire crews were battling flames, likely caused by rioters. The damage could now lead to problems for the whole community. "We are absolutely for freedom of speech and that's the American way. But damaging equipment is not part of that… → Read More

Columbus police say city-wide curfew was a success

Columbus police say the city-wide curfew, announced Saturday night made a big impact. After days of unrest and protests in downtown Columbus, police spent most of Sunday accessing the damage. On Saturday, Mayor Andrew Ginther announced a citywide curfew for the City of Columbus from 10 p. m. until 6 a. m. Sgt. James Fuqua with Columbus police says the curfew was a success and made a big… → Read More

Intense fire at downtown Columbus apartment complex 'highly likely' related to protests

Columbus Fire crews are battling a three-alarm fire Sunday morning at the Residences at Topiary Park located near S. Washington Ave. Investigators believe the fire could be related to the protests happening in downtown Columbus. Columbus Fire Battalion Chief Steve Martin said it’s “highly likely” the fire is related to the protests. The building is still under construction and there’s a chance… → Read More

Pool water may be safe, but health experts warn of other COVID-19 risk factors

Now that pools are getting to ready open, many are looking forward to soaking up the sun. However, still, amid this pandemic a big question – is the pool water safe from the spread of COVID-19? Health experts say it’s not the water you have to worry about. "When it comes to the pool, the pool water itself is really not your risk. The pool water is not a habitable environment for virus,” said Dr.… → Read More

Hundreds get tested at Kroger's new drive-thru coronavirus testing site

Hundreds of people waited in line Thursday at Kroger’s new drive-thru coronavirus testing site. The new testing site is located at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. Eligible patients are able to drive up for “self-administered” testing swabs under the supervision of a provider. Kroger said the self-administered tests increases the number of tests that can be provided while… → Read More

COSI works on reopening plan, major changes expected

COSI presented its reopening plan to the Ohio Economic Recovery Task Force Wednesday. Since its closure, CEO Frederic Bertley says they've lost 85 percent of their employees. He added, even if they survive, they most likely won't be able to hire most of them back. "If we can't sell tickets, if we can't book weddings, if we can't sell planetarium shows, we can't sustain our staff,” said Bertley. → Read More

Task force meeting to discuss reopening Ohio's economy

The Ohio Economic Recovery Task Force is expected to meet Tuesday to discuss reopening Ohio’s economy. Many Ohioans have expressed they’re ready to get back to work and have been facing a financial struggle with the stay at home order. Last month, US employers cut more than 700,000 jobs alone and more than 220,000 people filed for unemployment in just the last week. → Read More

'Stay-at-home' order could delay ODOT projects because of funding

Ohio traffic is down more than 40% from usual now that fewer people are on the roadways. The Ohio Department of Transportation says the decreased traffic is helping some projects wrap up faster. However, the stay-at-home order also means some projects won't get done for a while because of funding. Since Governor Mike DeWine issued the stay at home order in March, far fewer people are now on the… → Read More

Ohio hotels preparing to offer rooms for medical workers during coronavirus pandemic

Some hotels in Ohio are getting ready to join the response to the coronavirus pandemic and help out exhausted medical workers. This comes as hotels are experiencing historically low occupancy rates and those on the front line want to keep their families safe. For one nurse in Columbus, she found lodging in an unexpected form. Katie Kamradt continues to work on the front lines against the… → Read More

Stores limiting number of shoppers as part of new Ohio stay-at-home policy

Come Monday, several stores in Ohio will start limiting the number of shoppers in the store at one time. The new rule is a part of Governor Mike DeWine’s stay at home order extension. Target announced they will start limiting the number of guests allowed inside its stores starting on Saturday. The retailer will also have designated waiting areas set up outside the store with social distancing… → Read More

"Sober curious" trend inspires more bars in Columbus to add more non-proof options

More and more people are starting to take a break from alcohol and are now jumping on the "sober curious" trend. However, many who want to skip out on the alcohol, don't want to skip out on a night out. That's why bars in Columbus are now adding more non-alcoholic options and joining the movement. When it comes to creating cocktails, Watershed Distillery bar manager, Josh Gandee, never creates… → Read More

Events canceling, modifying due to coronavirus concerns in Ohio

More events in central Ohio are being canceled or postponed due to coronavirus concerns. It comes after Governor Mike Dewine urged people to take precautions when it comes to large gatherings. Alexis Moberger sharing about events impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak in Ohio. (WSYX/WTTE) Here’s a list of events that have been changed or canceled: St. Patrick's Day Parade in Dublin canceled,… → Read More

How "side hustle" jobs including Uber and Door Dash impact your taxes

More and more people are signing up for "side hustle jobs" like ride-sharing and delivery services. However, as many try to add more money to their pockets, the jobs also impact your taxes. "Just don't forget, with respect to new regulations a lot of this gig business is considered self-employment," said Tabatha Tomlinson with H&R Block. So, whether you Uber, DoorDash or have an Etsy shop,… → Read More