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Recent:
  • WSYX ABC 6
  • WTTE FOX 28
Past:
  • Dayton 24/7 Now
  • ABC 33/40 News
  • Local 12/WKRC-TV

Recent articles by Haley:

Columbus Police mourn loss of 'honorary officer' who won awards for stopping crimes

Columbus Police are mourning the loss of one of their "honorary police officers. " The people that love Jeff Clark say his legacy can inspire a community: do what you can to help others. Clark was once homeless, but through it all, he stepped up to help others and even stop crimes. Columbus police are honoring the life of honorary officer Jeff Clark. (Columbus Police) "He was the most optimistic… → Read More

Mental health driving conversations for Buckeye coaches Ryan Day, Chris Holtmann

Some of Ohio State's top coaches are talking about mental health awareness. It is a topic in the spotlight more than ever. In late January, Ohio State Basketball guard D. J. Carton announced he was stepping away from the team to strengthen his mental health. "I am hopeful... that we can get him on a path towards health, towards improved health. That is the only priority," said men's basketball… → Read More

'Intent is basically everything': Experts weigh in as William Husel murder trial nears

With the trial of former Mount Carmel doctor William Husel quickly approaching, ABC6/FOX28 is looking into the doses the men and women received before their deaths. Husel is facing 25 murder charges, with families left grieving. Husel has pleaded not guilty, with attorneys claiming it was comfort care. “I’ve been a prosecutor for 22 years and I have not seen a 25-count murder indictment," said… → Read More

Future of drag shows at German Village bar in jeopardy after complaints

The atmosphere is positive at drag bingo night inside Wunderbar in German Village Tuesday night. But, the bar recently got a zoning code violation for operating so-called cabaret type performances too close to a church or school, with St. Mary’s within walking distance. The bar is at the former site of the first-ever Max & Erma's Restaurant. A post online started a lot of discussion. Harry… → Read More

Veteran's family concerned about potential brewery, city says plans fit zoning

A new house means new possibilities for Paige and Eric Sponseller and their four boys. "They also have their own room so that’s a big deal to them. They have always shared a room with one other sibling," said Paige Sponseller. They just moved into their Marysville Habitat for Humanity home, after veteran Eric served multiple tours overseas. "I was in the Air Force for four years and I was… → Read More

Neighbors weigh in on proposed plan to build hotel in German Village

Could work on a new hotel break ground any time soon in German Village? That was the big, and at times emotional, discussion at a German Village Commission meeting in downtown Columbus Tuesday night. "We don't have to settle. We can wait and we need to do it right," said one neighbor to the commission. "It embraces German Village, while still giving us the ability to evolve," said another… → Read More

Family remembers mom, kids after murders, wants answers about future of death penalty

On Thanksgiving in 2010, a mother and two kids were found stabbed to death in North Columbus. More than nine years later, loved ones are still grieving and fighting for the mom and kids. Police said 31-year-old Tia Hendricks, her 10-year-old daughter Tahlia and 2-year-old Tyron were found. Since then, Caron Montgomery, Hendricks' former boyfriend and father of the two-year-old has been convicted… → Read More

Columbus man honored on Rose Parade float for saving lives through organ donation

The likenesses of many organ donors lined Donate Life's float in the Rose Parade in Pasadena, California on New Year's Day. "The floragraphs you see here all organ donors," said the announcers on television. The donors are represented in floragraphs, portraits made with natural items like seeds and spices, and are assembled in part by family and loved ones. The parade culminated in a poignant… → Read More

Central Ohio celebrates NYE, families pack Cosi for First Night Columbus celebration

Music, face painting and more brought the community together with the countdown to 2020 on this New Year's Eve. "All of the exhibits are open and we’ve brought in a lot of our own entertainment," said co-executive director of First Night Columbus Shawn Verhoff. COSI was packed with thousands of families Tuesday night, all for First Night Columbus. "It is children of all ages from nine to 90,"… → Read More

Grove City man with cerebral palsy inspires a community ahead of Columbus Marathon

Everywhere Colton Showalter goes, hugs, fist bumps, and smiles seem to follow. The Grove City area 24-year-old with Cerebral Palsy has quite a following and a lot of support, as he prepares to take on his next big challenge: a half-marathon. "For the first time Colton is going to be running and being pushed in the Columbus half-marathon," said training buddy Kellie Hennen. For Colton, it’s been… → Read More

Safety, traffic control top priorities as 40,000 people attend Lost Lands Music Festival

About 40,000 people are converging on Licking County over the weekend for the Lost Lands Music Festival, which means a lot of work for the Sheriff’s Office and organizers to deal with safety and traffic control. "There’s a couple months of meetings and talks, and traffic plans and emails back-and-forth from concert folks," saidChief Deputy Chad Dennis with the Licking County Sheriff's Office.… → Read More

Mom says urine dumped on 12-year-old son at school and she wasn't notified

It's what mom Holly Parker describes as a jaw-dropping moment, what she says her 12-year-old son told her when he came home from Arts Impact Middle School Friday. "He was in the restroom using the restroom in a stall with the door closed, and next thing he knew, he had urine all over, all over him. It got all over his hair, his clothing, all the way down in his shoes," Parker said. She said he… → Read More

"Guns down, prayers up, "Columbus teens start anti-violence group for their peers

A group of teens are taking on gun violence in Columbus. Some Columbus area teens decided they had to do something after learning of the death of Jaykwon Sharp earlier this year. Sharp is the 14-year-old who was reportedly shot and killed by a 13-year-old in east Columbus in May. The teens created their own anti-violence group, led by teens for their peers. → Read More

Police recruiting dog walkers for crime watch program in Bucyrus

Bucyrus Police kicked off a brand new program Thursday, asking people to report anything suspicious while out walking the dog. A group of owners and their dogs gathered at Aumiller Park in Bucyrus. The plan is to create a sort of dog walking watch group, connected to crime fighting program National Night Out. "It doesn’t look odd if you see someone walking down the street with a dog," said Lt.… → Read More

AEP workers packing up to help in Florida, families re-arranging schedules

For Chaz Krueger, there was no doubt that he would be packing up his work clothes on Friday. He's preparing for what could be two weeks away from his family and Grove City home. "It is tough, it is a sacrifice when you've got to leave the family, especially when you've got a four-year-old and one of the way," said the line-worker. He's one of hundreds of AEP workers from Ohio deploying to… → Read More

Neighbors say vehicles being stolen by tow truck in west Columbus

Theresa Cavin says she owned a truck, the family truck, for about 15 years. "Us Texans love our trucks," said Cavin, who's family recently moved to the Columbus area. But, one morning in November, she said she woke up to find it stolen. "Having to explain to your children like, 'hey this is the truck that I brought you home in from the hospital, and you know it’s gone' and try explaining that to… → Read More

Semi driver in Hilliard deadly crash indicted, victim's attorney says family is devastated

When a semi-truck flew through an intersection in late March, the tragedy was captured by a Hilliard Police officer's dash camera. The driver didn't stop at a red light getting off 270-North on to Cemetery Road, slamming multiple cars and killing 83-year-old Charlotte Finck and injuring her granddaughter 36-year-old Sarah Popovich. Wednesday, an arrest warrant was issued for driver Bakhadir… → Read More

Second medical marijuana dispensary in Columbus approved to open by the state

The second medical marijuana dispensary in Columbus has been approved to open by the state. Bloom Medicinals LLC just received its certificate of operation. "In the state of Ohio that is pretty significant, you know we did a lot of hard work," said Bloom Medicinals Regional Operations Manager Joe Zinanni. The new dispensary will be located at 1361 Georgesville Road. The team is looking to open… → Read More

As five rides remain closed, fairgoers react to increased safety at Ohio State Fair

With an increased focus on safety, five rides still aren't open as of Thursday, day two, at the Ohio State Fair. One will not be opened at all and was taken apart Thursday night. It comes after the 2017 death of Tyler Jarrell on a ride that came apart at the fair. One ride, "Kissell's Military Base," won't open at all after corrosion was spotted. "The company that we have contracted to provide… → Read More

Circleville Police looking for tips in unsolved 1980 homicide of 25-year-old teacher

Vicki Koch, a 25-year-old teacher, was killed almost 40 years ago. "I'll never forget her smile," her brother Randy Koch told ABC6/FOX28 over the phone Wednesday. "She was my daughter's godmother. So, there has always been that bond carried on through my daughter, so that has always been important too to us. "Everyday, Circleville Deputy Police Chief Bob Chapman sees Vicki Koch’s picture on his… → Read More