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Lu Ann Stoia


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Ohio shares plan to provide body cameras for all State Highway Patrol troopers

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio State Highway Patrol (OSHP) Superintendent Col. Richard Fambro announced Friday plans to outfit every trooper in Ohio with a body-worn camera. The distribution and installation of 1,550 new body cameras and 1,221 new in-car systems began this month. According to Governor DeWine, the cameras allow for documentation of crime and crash scenes, enhance the accuracy… → Read More

East High School student-athlete mourned after homicide at the 16-year-old's home

A frantic father called 911 for help about 9:00 p. m. Thursday after he found his son bleeding profusely at the back of his northeast side home on Willamont Avenue. Rycheous McKinney, 16, later died later that night in a local hospital. “It just doesn’t make sense. To snuff a 16-year-old life out— that child hasn’t had time to live,” said neighbor Lenise Bates. Police reports said McKinney, an… → Read More

Teens on house arrest following fight at Westland High School in September

An emotional father is escorted out of a courtroom by a Franklin County deputy after an outburst at a hearing in Juvenile Court Tuesday. The man was accompanying his two sons, who are among seven students charged with aggravated rioting following a huge fight at Westland High School on September 22nd. Four teenagers appeared in juvenile court Tuesday in connection with that melee that left nine… → Read More

Gun buyback "Safety Day" planned to reduce Columbus crime surge

With record violence raging in Columbus, city leaders are trying a “shotgun” approach for reducing the crime surge. The latest effort will be a just announced gun buyback program to be held at the Columbus Fire Academy this Saturday. The “Community Safety Day” will run from 10 a. m. to 2 p. m. Columbus Police Sgt. James Fuqua said it’s just one more way to try to get guns off the street and… → Read More

Condo owner fined for displaying "Thin Blue Line" flag near New Albany

There’s a flap over a flag flying in a New Albany area neighborhood. Both “Old Glory” and the “Thin Blue Line” flags are displayed on a couple’s condo porch. Now one of the banners is racking up hundreds of dollars in fines for its owner. “It’s just our show of support to those men and women that sometimes ultimately give all,” said Joe Swantack, who is not working in law enforcement. → Read More

Second son accused in Rhoden murders back in Pike County court Monday

Possibly another step toward closure for the Rhoden family as they came to court Monday in hopes another Wagner would make a plea deal. The mother, father, and two grown sons are charged with the aggravated murders of eight people in four homes in April 2016. Angela Wagner admitted Friday to master-minding one of the highest-profile murder cases in Ohio history. Angela pleaded guilty to 14… → Read More

Families struggle after parked cars are totaled by Chillicothe police cruiser

Neighbors heard what they thought at first were explosions in the wee morning hours. It turns out a police cruiser went airborne over railroad tracks, lost control, and hit two parked cars on East Second Street. “I heard two really loud bangs. Honestly, I thought somebody was kicking in our door,” said Danielle Drummond. It’s been a week since the crash happened and two families are struggling… → Read More

Columbus Mayor blasts legislature for gun laws during campus/city crime spike

Police Chief Elaine Bryant and The Ohio State University President Kristina Johnson sat down Tuesday for the first time to talk about campus area crime. It comes as students are back in class and in the midst of a crime spike. CPD said there was another armed robbery of a 21-year-old student about 11:20 pm Monday in the area of King Avenue and Highland Street. Aaron Anderson, 20 was arrested and… → Read More

Ohio State moms demand action as student attacks are on the rise near campus

There were at least eight Neighborhood Safety Alerts in the past week from the surrounding Ohio State University campus area. Police said this weekend two men robbed and sexually assaulted a student Sunday near Tuttle’s Street and Lane Avenue. There was no description of the suspects. Late Saturday night, two students told police they were standing in a parking lot near Indianola and Woodruff… → Read More

'This was not their money' Ohio AG blasts former Columbus Zoo leaders for spending habit

Ohio’s Attorney General weighed in Friday on the investigation into misspent money by former leaders at the Columbus Zoo. “We are casting a wider net, and our work is not done yet,” said Attorney General Dave Yost. “This is donor money, this is money that was given by people trying to support the zoo, not trying to support lifestyles of the rich and famous,” Yost said. MORE | Columbus Zoo… → Read More

New OSU hospital expected to 'transform health care'

A major step forward for The Ohio State Wexner Medical Center was announced on Tuesday. It’s the largest single facilities project ever undertaken on the campus. Ten months into the project, people gathered for an event at the base of the construction site where the new inpatient hospital will stand. The ceremony had been postponed due to COVID-19. The hospital is slated to open in early 2026… → Read More

Taliban surge has central Ohioans concerned about what's next in Afghanistan

Chaos continues to envelop Kabul after Afghanistan’s president fled the country and the Taliban seized control of the presidential palace. Thousands of Afghans rushed onto the tarmac at the airport to escape the Taliban, some hanging on to a military jet as it took off and plunged to their deaths. Hundreds of people run alongside a U. S. Air Force C-17 transport plane, some climbing on the… → Read More

Some central Ohioans want booster shots while others protest mandatory COVID vaccines

About 40 people turned out to gather at Genoa Park and then marched through downtown to protest against mandatory vaccinations of health care workers on Friday evening. Carrying signs that said “Am I my parents’ child, not the government’s child,” and “We were on the frontlines in the fight against COVID, now on the frontlines fighting for medical freedom. ” Some of the protestors said they just… → Read More

Delta variant is more contagious and making people sicker, say health officials

Franklin County Public Health and Columbus Public Health are issuing an indoor mask advisory starting Thursday. Dr. Mysheika Roberts, Columbus Public Health Commissioner said, “we don’t know how long this pandemic is going to last, and we don’t know what the next variant will be and how serious it will be. ” MORE |ODH updates quarantine guidelines for COVID-19 exposure in classroom setting.… → Read More

CPD Asst Chief warning reckless ATV riders: "The streets are not your playground"

Columbus Police said Wednesday they made eleven arrests and confiscated eleven All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) for reckless operation during Operation 52. The city has gotten hundreds of complaints about ATVs doing “urban stunting,” street racing, and terrorizing neighborhoods. Assistant Chief LaShonna Potts said “to anyone engaging in this careless and foolish behavior, I want to be very clear,… → Read More

City working on strategy to curb ATV mayhem downtown and in neighborhoods

Columbus City Council, Columbus Police, Whitehall Police, Ohio State Highway Patrol, and Franklin County Sheriff’s office will hold a news conference Wednesday to discuss coordinated efforts to discourage continued reckless use of ATVs and dirt bikes. “As Columbus neighborhoods continue to be bombarded by illegal and dangerous ATV and dirt bike riding, we must coordinate our efforts to address… → Read More

'Downtown is open' event to help Columbus make a comeback from COVID-19

The carousel at Columbus Commons is back and so is the sound of laughter as children ride the colorful horses and other creatures. City leaders on Thursday invited people to come back downtown to celebrate Columbus’ recovery from the pandemic. Former mayor Michael Coleman is the new chair of the Columbus Downtown Development Commission. “Downtown is everybody’s neighborhood. Enjoy your… → Read More

Family speaks out as Ma'Khia Bryant's case is set to go to grand jury

The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) has completed its review of the fatal shooting of Ma’Khia Bryant, 16 by Columbus Police officer Nicholas Reardon in April. The case has been referred to Franklin County Prosecutor Gary Tyack. Bryant’s grandmother and sister stood outside City Hall with attorney Michelle Martin and said they want the prosecutor’s office to take the investigation… → Read More

Columbus Police Chief launches new parks security detail, talks crime-fighting strategy

Police Chief Elaine Bryant announced the creation of a Columbus Police Parks Detail on Tuesday. The Safe Parks Initiative will send out about 30 officers to engage with people and patrol to keep the city’s parks and recreation centers safe. Caption: Police Chief Elaine Bryant announced the creation of a Columbus Police Parks Detail on Tuesday. The Safe Parks Initiative will send out about 30… → Read More

Columbus Police deputy chief asks for review of hiring process of new assistant chief

One of Columbus' top cops is demanding the Civil Service Commission review one of the first acts of incoming police chief Elaine Bryant. Bryant has already tapped her assistant chief, LaShanna Potts from Detroitbefore she interviewed others already working as deputy chiefs in the Columbus department. Deputy Chief Ken Kuebler filed formal paperwork on Tuesday, saying his goal is to make the… → Read More