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WSYX ABC 6

Columbus, OH, United States

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Nelsonville maintains city status after Census recount, fight with feds

The coal mines are gone; Star brick is no longer manufactured here, and Rocky Shoes and Boots are no longer made in Nelsonville. But rather than absorb another blow, city leaders decided to fight the 2020 census count -- and won. With certification today from Frank LaRose, the Ohio Secretary of State, Nelsonville will remain a city, instead of being downgraded to a village, after the initial… → Read More

Pregnant woman injured after shots fired at car near Polaris

A pregnant woman was taken to a hospital after she and a man were shot at in their car by four men in another car. It all happened in broad daylight in the Polaris area. “It was quick, boom, boom, boom, boom, boom, boom, boom,” said neighbor Robert Julius, who lives in condos near where the shooting happened. “It pretty much sounded like he unloaded a whole clip. ” One car ended up behind… → Read More

Incoming president blames a few 'bad apples' for embarrassing scandal at Columbus Zoo

Before he was in charge of the Texas State Aquarium, Tom Schmid was a marine biologist and shark expert, so he knows how to navigate dangerous waters. But the incoming president and CEO of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium doesn’t believe there’s blood in the water. “I don’t think so,” he said when asked if there was a culture of entitlement among zoo executives. RELATED l Columbus Zoo and Aquarium… → Read More

Ohio House tables vote on bill to prohibit some mandates on COVID vaccines

House Republicans tabled a vote on a compromise bill that would prohibit some mandates on COVID vaccines. “We’ve had a lot of very good, very productive conversations on House Bill 435. There are a few additional issues our members would like more time to explore. I think it’s important that we have a consensus within our caucus on how we move forward, so we’re going to take time to do that,"… → Read More

Smallest crowd in the Shoe since 1971; multiple factors to blame longtime historian says

Fears of COVID and crowds. The heat. A perceived weak opponent. All of those -- and more -- are to blame for the smallest crowd at Ohio Stadium for an Ohio State football game since 1971, one expert said. Saturday’s win over Tulsa was seen by 76,540, the smallest crowd since 75,000 watched the Buckeyes beat Iowa to open the season 50 years ago. → Read More

Reaction continues to Biden vax mandate; will Ohio sue feds?

President Biden announced a vaccine mandate for businesses, but one local businesswoman was a month ahead of him. “For me, it was just the responsible thing to do,” said Lisa Arledge Powell, president of Mediasource, which produces video news releases and other video, much of it for medical clients. She said it’s about keeping employees and clients safe. “We didn’t have a lot of pushback and I… → Read More

Massive terror exercise scheduled to prepare Franklin County first responders

This is a test. This is only a test. That’s the message Franklin County Emergency Management Officials want to get across as they prepare for a huge terrorism exercise in multiple locations throughout Columbus Saturday. About 50 agencies will be involved in the exercise in eight different locations. But public impact should be small, said Carl Roberts, director of Franklin County Homeland… → Read More

Hundreds rally, give testimony on anti-vax mandate bill in Ohio House

The Health Committee of the Ohio House got more than a thousand pieces of testimony, but only a fraction of those spoke at a hearing on HB 248, which would limit the ability of businesses to institute mandatory vaccines for their employees. But the bill may be on a slower track after House Speaker Bob Cupp declared today’s hearing will be the last on the bill for a while. → Read More

Advocates for refugees insist no one must be left behind in Afghanistan

An advocacy organization for refugees said what’s happening in Afghanistan is heartbreaking and the group is insisting that no Afghan be left behind who helped the US government during the 20 years American troops were there. “It’s heartbreaking to think of their circumstances,” said Angela Plummer, executive director of Community Refugee and Immigration Services (CRIS). Plummer said CRIS has… → Read More

Did Columbus follow mask advisory over busy, crowded weekend?

The foot traffic was strong at a Short North sneaker boutique. But the mask-wearing was sporadic, shopkeepers said. That’s after last week’s mask advisory put out by Columbus Public Health, requesting that both the vaccinated and unvaccinated resume wearing masks in an indoor setting to help stop the spread of the delta variant of COVID-19. Alec Frasier with Sole Classics said he didn’t see many… → Read More

Frustration mounts after 14-year-olds in 2 Columbus neighborhoods hit by gunfire

Latoya Slate was about to run out and help a teen who had been shot near her homeuntil she heard more shots. “So we went back inside and said, no, we’re not going, knowing that the shooter was outside,” she said. Slate is among neigbors with growing frustration at the continued gun violence this summer, including the incident outside her home Thursday night in which a 14-year-old boy was shot.… → Read More

Fireworks blamed for death of Columbus Blue Jackets goalie

In a change from earlier in the day, the Oakland County, Michigan medical examiner said a fireworks blast to the chest is to blame for the death of a backup goalie with the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets. Matiss Kivlenieks, 24, died in Novi, Michigan Sunday night. MORE | Columbus Blue Jackets goalie Matiss Kivlenieks dead at 24. Initially, police said Kivlenieks was in a hot tub when he and others… → Read More

With COVID-cancelled summer in rear-view, Marion County fair kicks-off

After COVID spoiled the fun last year, the county fair is back in Ohio, with Marion County taking the lead in Central Ohio. Fairgoers said they were glad to be back, even as COVID had a small presence at the fair. Last year 4-H participants were allowed to show their animals, but that was just about the only activity at many county fairs, including Marion’s. This year kids and animals are back,… → Read More

Leaders call for Juneteenth ceasefire in hopes of curbing city violence

The mayor and other city leaders have been calling for months for the increasing violence in the city of Columbus to stop. But now black community leaders are adding their voices in hopes of getting results. A group of neighbors called for a 24-hour ceasefire over the Juneteenth commemoration in the city. Juneteenth marks the day the last slaves learned they were emancipated on June 19, 1865. Al… → Read More

Search to resume Sunday for 23-year-old man who went under in Big Darby Creek

Rescuers called off a search Saturday night for a man who was swimming with two other people but went underwater in Big Darby Creek around 4:00 p. m. Officials said when the search resumes Sunday, it will be a recovery, not a rescue. Officials searched with boats, divers, drones and sonar for the missing man. He was described as a 23-year-old swimming in the river near the confluence of Big… → Read More

CPD investigating two road rage incidents, with shots fired, in less than one day

An east Columbus woman knows the road rage incident in which a man shot at her could have ended tragically. A bullet just missed her. But it shattered the back window of her car, where her 6-year-old son had been sitting a short time earlier. It’s just one of two incidents of gunfire on the highway over the last few days. Capresha Jones said her encounter happened on SR 315 near the area known… → Read More

Citing vaccinations, virus numbers, mayor says it's the 'right time' to repeal mask law

He said it’s the right time to do it, but continued to advocate that people get vaccinated against COVID-19. Mayor Andrew Ginther said he is in favor of a move by Columbus City Council to repeal last July’s mask ordinance. “I think it really makes sense,” he said. “This is the right time to do this. ” According to the state of Ohio, just over 49% of those living in Franklin County have gotten at… → Read More

Attorney: Solid legal argument, not privilege led to release of former judge during appeal

“He hasn't received any special treatment, he's been treated as any other citizen would be treated. ”That’s how the defense attorney for a former Marion County judge reacted to questions about whether Jason Warner’s case is being handled differently than any other case. Warner and his wife Julie were convicted on two felony counts and sentenced to two years in prison. They are about to be… → Read More

On the front lines and unvaccinated, third of CPD officers report getting COVD vaccine

Police work is risky and at times dangerous -- and that’s before the added risk brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. But despite the risk, the City of Columbus said that only 28% of police officers reported getting the coronavirus vaccine. That’s despite the fact that advocates cried out for help earlier in the year when health care and EMS workers were prioritized for the vaccine and law… → Read More

On the front lines and unvaccinated, third of CPD officers report getting COVD vaccine

Police work is risky and at times dangerous -- and that’s before the added risk brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. But despite the risk, the City of Columbus said that only 28% of police officers reported getting the coronavirus vaccine. That’s despite the fact that advocates cried out for help earlier in the year when health care and EMS workers were prioritized for the vaccine and law… → Read More