Karina Cheung, WKBN 27 First News

Karina Cheung

WKBN 27 First News

Columbus, OH, United States

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Past articles by Karina:

Parents suing Hilliard schools for ‘indoctrination,’ LGBTQ+ inclusion

HILLIARD, Ohio (WCMH) — Several central Ohio parents are suing Hilliard City Schools, alleging teachers are having “intimate sexual conversations” with students and calling for th… → Read More

Restaurants concerned Peach Bowl will impede on New Year’s Eve business

Restaurants owners across Columbus are hoping New Year’s Eve will bring in big business as the Ohio State Buckeyes face off against the Georgia Bulldogs in Saturday’s Peach Bowl. → Read More

Ohio Board of Education votes on LGBTQ+ resolution

The Ohio Board of Education has voted in support of a resolution that will reject proposed federal protections for LGBTQ+ students. → Read More

One year later, still no arrests in Kodiak Drive killing of two children

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — Wednesday marks the one-year anniversary of the brutal fatal shooting of two children and a young man, and Columbus police are pleading for the community’s help in solving the crime. On Dec. 7, 2021, 22-year-old Charles Wade, 9-year-old Demetrius Wall-Neal, and his 6-year-old sister Londynn were all shot and killed while […] → Read More

What OSU president’s resignation could mean for Intel plant

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) – Dr. Kristina Johnson, who announced this week she is resigning as president of Ohio State University, is being applauded for her role in preparing Ohio for one of the state’s biggest projects. Steve Stivers, president and CEO of the Ohio Chamber of Commerce, said Johnson’s replacement will have to be the […] → Read More

DeWine: Ohio State president role important to state

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine is weighing in on the next steps when it comes to finding a new president for the Ohio State University after President Dr. Kristina Johnson announced Monday night that she will resign. → Read More

Petition to raise Ohio’s minimum wage takes next step

A citizen-led petition to increase Ohio’s minimum wage is one step closer to being put before voters as a ballot question. → Read More

Will Ohio schools require COVID-19 vaccines next year?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted unanimously to add the COVID-19 vaccine to the list of recommended immunizations at its annual meeting on Oct. 20. → Read More

Deadly Marietta plane crash: What federal investigators know so far

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — A federal agency has begun gathering information for its preliminary investigation of a plane crash Tuesday in Marietta that killed two people. Aaron McCarter, an aviation accident investigator for the National Transportation Safety Board, spoke to members of the media Wednesday morning to provide an update on what the NTSB knows […] → Read More

Dublin woman found guilty in husband’s death

A Franklin County jury has found a woman guilty of murdering her husband in the couple’s Dublin home. → Read More

Detective testifies at trial of Ohio woman accused of killing husband

A Dublin woman facing two counts of murder for allegedly killing her husband by shooting him three times while he was sleeping back in 2018 was in court Tuesday. → Read More

Armed man with ‘good intentions’ detained during Licking Valley ‘bogus’ active shooter report

NEWARK, Ohio (WCMH) — A man taken into custody Friday during a false active shooter report at Licking Valley High School was a good guy with a gun, according to the sheriff’s office that responded. Both the Licking County Sheriff’s Office and Newark Division of Police took point on publicly addressing the incident at the […] → Read More

Still no deal after Columbus schools, teachers negotiations resume

For six hours Tuesday, negotiators for the Columbus City School Board and the district’s teachers’ union, the Columbus Education Association (CEA), returned to talks to come up with a teachers’ contract before the start of the school year next week. → Read More

President signing CHIPS Act today: Impact to Intel and Ohio

WASHINGTON (WCMH) – President Joe Biden plans to put pen to paper Tuesday on Intel’s most wanted legislation before it makes the jump into Ohio. The CHIPS and Science Act, which has made the rounds in both the U.S. House and Senate since 2021, finally cleared both chambers of Congress at the end of July. […] → Read More

Guilty verdict reached in Hardin County kidnapping, rape

KENTON, Ohio (WCMH) — A jury convicted a Hardin County man Tuesday in the kidnapping and raping of a 7-year-old girl last November. Charles Eugene Castle was found guilty on several counts including kidnapping, rape, aggravated attempted murder, and other charges. Castle was convicted of kidnapping the child from her home overnight on Nov. 11, […] → Read More

Ohio amendment to allow refusal of medical treatment one step closer to ballot

A proposed amendment to the Ohio constitution called “Medical Right To Refuse” is one step closer to becoming a ballot initiative. → Read More

Ohio activists respond to overturning Roe v. Wade

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) – Overturning Roe v. Wade puts the issue of abortion in the states hands. Here in Ohio, there is already movement to ban all abortions except in one specific case. House Bill 598 is one of the most recent pieces of legislation aimed at banning abortion and is currently in committee. It […] → Read More

Guns for teachers: Statehouse passes bill, on to DeWine

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) – An Ohio bill allowing education staff to carry guns in schools with reduced training is on its way to Gov. Mike DeWine’s desk. On the heels of a mass shooting at a Texas elementary school that left 21 people dead, the bill was fast-tracked through the Statehouse Wednesday, with the Senate […] → Read More

Ohio Redistricting Commission approves maps already struck down in court

With less than 24 hours left to spare before its court-ordered deadline, the Ohio Redistricting Commission approved a set of state legislative maps that had already been rejected by the Ohio Supreme Court. → Read More

No meetings scheduled yet to redraw Ohio maps after four rejections

It’s been six days since the Ohio Supreme Court has told lawmakers on the Ohio Redistricting Commission to get back to work after a fourth map was rejected. → Read More