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Past articles by Mike:

Armed man killed during attempted home invasion in Gahanna, police say

A suspected intruder was shot and killed during an attempted home invasion at an apartment complex in Gahanna Sunday night, police said. Officers responded to the shooting at 876 Falcon Hunter Way at the Residences at Central Park around 8:30 p. m. , police said. A 911 caller stated he had heard a knock on the front door, and he shot an armed man who attempted to push his way into the apartment,… → Read More

3 people killed in weekend shootings across Columbus as homicides continue surge

Weekend shootings claimed the lives of three more people as violence in Columbus soured to a new annual record for homicides. The 93rd homicide of the year happened Sunday afternoon in the 2070 block of Walnut Hill Park Drive. Details were limited, but police say the victim died less than an hour after officers were dispatched on the east side. MORE | 1 dead following East Columbus… → Read More

First Ohio Vax-a-Million winners to be announced Wednesday on ABC 6

The first winners in Ohio's Vax-a-Million lottery will be announced Wednesday night. Title: First Ohio Vax-a-Million winners announced. Start time: 05/26/2021 07:25:25 PM. End time: 05/29/2021 05:29:25 PM. According to the Ohio Department of Health (ODH), 2,758,470 adults entered the drawing for $1 million, and 104,386 Ohioans age 12 to 17 registered for a four-year, full-ride college… → Read More

Outlet mall, churches, community centers and more host free COVID-19 vaccine clinics

COVID-19 vaccines are being offered at a growing list of new clinics planned for this week. Appointments are not required, and the shots are free. Here's an updated list on where and when the clinics are happening: Columbus Public Health. May 12 - Wesley Church of Hope (2935 Bulen Ave. ) - 2-5 p. m. May 13 - Godman Guild Association (303 E. 6th Ave. ) - 1:30-4 p. m. May 13 - Zomi Christian… → Read More

Man killed, second man injured in Linden shooting

A 21-year-old man has died and another man injured in a shooting early Monday morning in Linden, Columbus police said. Officers responded to 911 call about a shooting at the Kenmore Square apartment on Kenmore Road near Joyce Avenue at 12:36 a. m. An officer stopped a car leaving the area and found one injured person in the vehicle, while the other shooting victim was found a nearby parking lot,… → Read More

Ohio House Democrats plan to outline police reform legislation

Democratic lawmakers planned to release details Tuesday on their legislative efforts to change policing in Ohio. RELATED | Ohio Democrats push back on GOP voting law proposal over access concerns. House Minority Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) will be joined by several lawmakers, including Rep. Erica C. Crawley (D-Columbus) and Rep. Adam Miller (D-Columbus), to outline the plans. Cincinnati… → Read More

Ohio Senate, House override Gov. DeWine's veto of health order bill

The Ohio General Assembly voted Wednesday to override Gov. Mike DeWine's veto of the bill that gives the state legislature power over public health orders. The Senate voted 23-10 to override the veto of Senate Bill 22. A short time later, the House voted 62-35 to override DeWine's veto of the bill. Barring any legal injunction, Senate Bill 22 will become law in about 90 days. Sen. President Matt… → Read More

Ohio Senate to vote on overriding Gov. DeWine's veto of health order bill Wednesday

The Ohio Senate was expected to vote Wednesday afternoon whether to override Gov. Mike DeWine's veto of the bill that gives the state legislature power over public health orders. (MOBILE USERS MAY NEED TO CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE 1:30 PM EVENT LIVE. ) Title: Ohio Senate votes to override DeWine veto. Start time: 03/24/2021 01:30:00 PM. End time: 03/24/2021 03:30:00 PM. MORE: Gov. DeWine vetoes… → Read More

I-70 closing in downtown Columbus this weekend for bridge construction

Part of I-70 through downtown Columbus is closing this weekend. All eastbound and westbound lanes are closing between Stat Route 315 and I-71 starting Friday, March 5 at 11 p. m. , lasting through Monday, March 8 at 5 a. m. The closure is happening because workers plan to install the next section of steel beams forming bridge from Fulton Street to I-70 east. "We will have ready heavy steel… → Read More

Columbus City School employee arrested on child pornography charge

A Columbus City Schools employee has been arrested on a child pornography charge. Michael S. McCammon worked as a controller at the district’s central office business, CCS spokesman Scott Wortman told ABC 6/FOX 28. McCammon didn’t work around children, Wortman said, and he has been a CCS employee since February 2006. “We are aware of the charges against one of our central office employees, and… → Read More

First Johnson & Johnson vaccine doses expected in Columbus as soon as Tuesday

Columbus Public Health officials anticipated receiving 300 doses of the newly approved Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine as soon as Tuesday. The single-dose vaccination would be handled and distributed at CPH's clinic sites, including the location at the Celeste Center. MORE: CDC advisors recommend Johnson & Johnson vaccine, shipments could begin soon. Gov. Mike DeWine (R-Ohio) was expected… → Read More

Pop-up COVID-19 vaccination clinic set to open Tuesday in Columbus

A pop-up coronavirus vaccination clinic is scheduled to open in Columbus Tuesday morning. Caption: A pop-up coronavirus vaccination clinic is scheduled to open in Columbus Tuesday morning. Mike McCarthy shares the details. (WSYX) Appointments are required to receive the free COVID-19 vaccine at PrimaryOne Health located at 3443 Agler Road near John Glenn International Airport. → Read More

Mass vaccinations begin for Ohioans 80 and older in Columbus

The Schottenstein Center officially opened its doors today as a public mass vaccination site for people who qualify under Phase 1B. Medical staff said they expected to give shots to 1,700 people daily. Plans have that number growing to more than 3,000 daily as more people become eligible over the next four weeks. → Read More

Homicide investigation underway after man's body found on railroad tracks in Franklinton

Columbus police were investigating what happened to a man who was found dead on railroad tracks in Franklinton late Thursday night. Police said it appeared the body had been dragged on the tracks. Officers responded to the area near 1199 Sullivant Avenue around 11 p. m. , and paramedics pronounced the man dead at 11:16 p. m. Investigators said it wasn't immediately clear how the man died. He was… → Read More

'Why?': Casey Goodson's mom wants answers after her son was shot by Franklin County deputy

Tamala Payne, the mother of Casey Goodson, repeated the same question over and over again... "Why? ". "We will never be same," Payne said. "And we still don’t have answers as to why. Why? Why? Why are we going through this? What did he do? Why did he deserve this? " Payne spoke during a virtual press conference Thursday alongside attorneys from the firms Walton + Brown, LLP andFriedman &… → Read More

2 people killed in shooting southeast of Columbus Tuesday night

Two people were killed after a shooting in an apartment complex parking lot late Tuesday night, according to the Franklin County Sheriff's Office. Deputies responded to a call about shots being fired at the Cross Key Apartments on Chatterton Road at 11:38 p. m. No details about the two people deputies found injured have been released. Agents with the Ohio's Bureau of Criminal Investigation were… → Read More

Save on back-to-school shopping with tax-free shopping this weekend

Families can buy clothing along with school supplies and save money this weekend by avoiding sales tax. Ohio's tax holiday began Friday at 12:00 am and runs through Sunday, August 9th, at 11:59 pm. This weekend, you can purchase the following items tax-free: An item of clothing priced at $75 or less; An item of school supplies priced at $20 or less; and. An item of school instructional material… → Read More

Hilliard restaurants reopen for indoor dining to eager customers

For the first time in two months, restaurant-goers faced a question: carryout or dine-in? As restaurants were allowed to resume indoor dining, customers showed up as soon as businesses opened Thursday morning in Old Hilliard. Bobbie Fitch and her husband, David, were among the roughly dozen customers dining inside Abner's Restaurant for breakfast. "We're retired, and enjoy we enjoy coming out… → Read More

Bargain boxes of chicken draw big crowd in Knox County

Families waited for more than an hour in a long line of cars at Mount Vernon High School to visit a drive-thru for discounted chicken Friday morning. Case Farms hauled in roughly 100,000 pounds of chicken tenders, legs, thighs, and more on three semis from the company's processing facilities in northeast Ohio, manager Allen Hypes said. Hypes said decreased sales to fast food restaurants has left… → Read More

EMS crews responding to fewer 911 calls during Ohio's stay-at-home order

Fire departments in Franklin County have responded to fewer 911 calls since the state's stay-at-home order began in March. ABC 6 /FOX 28 requested statistics from fire departments in Columbus, Dublin, Hilliard, Grove City, and Westerville for Emergency Medical Services responses between March 24 -April 9. Washington Township Fire in Dublin has seen a 47% drop for EMS calls during that… → Read More