Haley Nelson, WSYX ABC 6

Haley Nelson

WSYX ABC 6

Columbus, OH, United States

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

Recent articles by Haley:

Mount Carmel ordered to turn over documents in nurse defamation case

A federal judge has ruled Mount Carmel must turn over documents, part of a back and forth over keeping them privileged. Former co-workers of Dr. William Husel argue they were turned into scapegoats. RELATED | Motion hearing to dismiss murder charges against William Husel pushed back to December. Attorneys with Ford O'Brien are representing a group of mostly nurses who filed a defamation suit. → Read More

Green space near Eastland Mall set to become new park

A green space near the Eastland Mall could soon be Columbus's newest city park. Columbus City Council approved the move during their meeting Monday night. The space is about 78 acres near the mall, north of Refugee Road. City leaders believe the park space could be open in two to three years. A spokesperson for the Recreation and Parks Department said most of the area would likely be… → Read More

Motion hearing to dismiss murder charges against William Husel pushed back to December

Former Mount Carmel doctor William Husel's defense team wanted the murder charges against him thrown out. The motion to dismiss hearing set for October has been pushed back to December first, Judge Michael Holbrook's team and the Franklin County Prosecutor's team said Friday. A reason for the delay was not given as of Friday afternoon. As of now, the murder trial against him is still set to… → Read More

Looking into the care provided to Ma'Khia Bryant

Ma'khia Bryant had been removed from her family's care and was in her fifth foster home in less than two yearswhen she died. She was shot and killed by a Columbus police officer on April 20th during an incident at a foster home. She is the one holding a knife. It's what many in the community call a tragic end, bringing the 16-year-old's life - and the care she was receiving - into the national… → Read More

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost gives opinion on State Board of Education resolution

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost is giving his legal opinion on a resolution from the Ohio State Board of Education. The resolution condemns racism and also instructs the Department of Education employees and contractors to take implicit bias training. "To the extent that they were giving directions to their employees, they are permitted to do that. They are not allowed to impose those conditions… → Read More

Court documents, parents shed light on Bishop Sycamore after blowout loss on ESPN

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine is calling for an investigation into Bishop Sycamore High School after the team lost in a blowout game on ESPN to a powerhouse school. The game over the weekend has led to a lot of controversy and questions. ABC6/FOX28 looked deeper into the team, going to different addresses and contacting people involved. Governor DeWine shared this statement: Like many Ohioans, I am… → Read More

New police project kicking off to take on Short North area crime

Neighbors in the Short North and nearby communities push back against violence, noise complaints, and property crimes. "Over the past year the crime in the area has steadily increased, in addition to issues such as loud ATVs and motorcycles," Bobby Thaxton, Short North Civic Association President, said. "Over one weekend there were multiple shootings... something is happening and that is what we… → Read More

Neighbors fed up with illegal dumping as Columbus adds more resources to fight

It's one of the biggest viewer complaints at WSYX: illegal dumping in Columbus neighborhoods. It's a story we have been following for years, and there are still problems, but also progress. The City of Columbus shared information on new developments, like three new Bobcats. Neighbors in Columbus want more done about illegal dumping as the city adds more resources to the issue. (WSYX) "The same… → Read More

Lt. Gov. Husted believes in choice for school mask mandates

Former Dublin Superintendent Dr. Todd Hoadley, now leading Tolls Career and Technical Center introduced Lt. Gov. Jon Husted to a group of educators preparing for a new school year. Husted hit on topics we've heard from him many times before: economic development and career training. "Its success will depend on how well we prepare that workforce you have an amazing opportunity," he said. Many… → Read More

OSU Wexner researchers studying COVID treatments to save lives, reduce hospitalizations

A team at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is not only encouraging vaccinations but studying COVID-19 treatments. "I tell people there is no mystery. We are not missing any safety data or efficacy data," Dr. Carlos Malvestutto, Associate Professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Ohio State University, said. But the infectious diseases expert is part of major work to… → Read More

Could challenges be ahead for Dayton mass shooting lawsuit against magazine manufacturer?

The violence we saw in the Oregon District was nothing short of a tragedy. A new lawsuit is creating talk not just around Ohio, but in the legal community too. What could be next for the suit against this manufacturer? Dayton Shooting - Complaint 8-1-21 (CBC) (1)[70] by Matt Thomas on Scribd. "They deserve compensation from the killer and potentially through the Ohio Victim Compensation Fund,"… → Read More

With about half of Columbus' homicides solved, families call for answers, peace

122 people have been killed so far this year in Columbus, as we continue on a tragic track to break a violent record. This month alone, the city has seen 23 homicides, and by our count, there have been three arrests in those cases. Raymond English's family wanted to speak with WSYX, but only with him there in full view of the camera. "Because this is what I got. This is all I have left of him,"… → Read More

Police share details about plan to boost safety, connections at city parks

Felicia Saunders knows the importance parks can have to a community. “This park is very dear to us This is where our kids can gather and get to know each other and have a good time. Neighbors can come and have meetings here,” Saunders, President of the Easthaven Civic Association, and with the Mid-East Area Commission. ABC6/FOX28 met her at Easthaven park, where she says a new playground is… → Read More

Council talks details of Civilian Review Board, future of public safety reform

Detail was the focus of a Columbus City Council hearing Tuesday night. "We are hopeful this is a vehicle and a body that can help repair some of that lost trust," said Council Member Rob Dorans. That "vehicle" took on more shape as council talked specifics of the Civilian Review Board. You'll remember voters approved the board, but there are details to work out. They went over items like term… → Read More

Excitement in Reynoldsburg as families are able to gather again and celebrate independence

Families in Reynoldsburg gathered in large numbers Friday night to celebrate together. There was a special kind of excitement at Civic Park Friday night for the Independence Celebration. “It is like an official announcement that we are ready, that we are ready to kind of reclaim what we thought (life) was before. And I hope this time around we can kind of appreciate it and not take it for… → Read More

Council says 'yes' to improving new park at Historic Sheep Farm near Ohio State Airport

Roy Wentzel has been to every Columbus City Council meeting, talking with ABC6/FOX28 and reaching out to the city about the Historic Sheep Farm on West Case Road in northwest Columbus for years. "It is just amazing. When we first started, it was like 'no, no, no'... and it has just been a fabulous experience, the best experiences of my life to see this actually happen," Roy Wentzel said. → Read More

Most Ohioans now hospitalized with COVID-19 are unvaccinated

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX) — COVID-19 hospitalizations are way down in Ohio, but doctors are sharing information about other trends. "Our highest number was over 80 patients in the hospital during the stress of the winter months, now that we are at six, that is amazing," said Dr. Joseph Gastaldo with OhioHealth. Now, the landscape has changed for the better. But, COVID-19 is still sending people to… → Read More

Most Ohioans now hospitalized with COVID-19 are unvaccinated

COVID-19 hospitalizations are way down in Ohio, but doctors are sharing information about other trends. "Our highest number was over 80 patients in the hospital during the stress of the winter months, now that we are at six, that is amazing," said Dr. Joseph Gastaldo with OhioHealth. Now, the landscape has changed for the better. But, COVID-19 is still sending people to the hospital. Caption:… → Read More

Canal Winchester man says suspects smashed car window to get garage door opener

A Canal Winchester man says thieves are breaking into cars to get garage door openers. He said he found them inside his garage at 5 a. m. Thursday. "You do feel violated," Dan Wright said. "I haven't been able to think about anything but this event all day. " Wright said it was 5 a. m. when a phone alert woke him up. Caption: Canal Winchester man says suspects smashed car window to get garage… → Read More

Columbus mask mandate repealed, bringing optimism to vaccinated residents

There is some optimism as another move signals our day-to-day is becoming just that, more day-to-day, more normal. "I am trying to be very optimistic and think that we will be able to socialize more," said Dr. Mark Herbert, an infectious disease specialist with the Mt. Carmel Medical Group. With Mayor Andrew Ginther officially signing off Tuesday, the mask mandate in Columbus ended. "The CDC has… → Read More