Tom Bosco, WSYX ABC 6

Tom Bosco

WSYX ABC 6

Columbus, OH, United States

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Ohio gives schools go-ahead to resume fall sports

It’s not quite clear what will take place inside school buildings, but on the athletic fields, the state is hoping for teams to take the field and play all fall sports, including high-contact sports like football. That announcement was made by Lt. Gov. Jon Husted Tuesday. Practices were set to start for low-contact sports on August 1. That includes golf, tennis, and volleyball. Husted today said… → Read More

Sports making comeback in Central Ohio, but is that safe?

There will be no media and no fans, but sports are making a comeback at Nationwide Arena this week. Normally the home of the Columbus Blue Jackets, the arena will host The Basketball Tournament, or TBT, beginning this weekend. The tournament features former college players battling for a million dollars in prize money. But the tournament won’t look like sports as we know. There will be no fans… → Read More

Search for missing Westerville woman included dive in Hoover Resevoir

Westerville Police confirmed they sent divers into the waters of Hoover Reservoir searching for signs of a missing woman who not seen since May 24. Police, family, and friends have been looking for Emily Noble, 52, who was last seen leaving her home. Police were not available to comment further on the case today, but a spokeswoman for the city said they consider this a missing persons case at… → Read More

Vote by mail could double for November election, secretary of state says

Ohio’s Secretary of State said he’s working to avoid the chaos and confusion that surrounded the spring primary, in which in-person voting was canceled the night before the election and the deadline for absentee voting was extended, due to COVID-19 concerns. Frank LaRose held the second of his task force meetings looking to shape the November election. → Read More

"There is anger and rage," but state leaders say that doesn't justify violence

City and state leaders said they understand why people are angry and that while they have every right to protest, but damaging property is going too far. “We believe in peaceful protest, we want that to happen,” said Andrew Ginther (D), Columbus mayor. “We just don’t want the destruction of property, the looting, and those things. ” City and state leaders said they understand why people are… → Read More

Recent surge in teen violence not unexpected, police say

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — A spate of violence over the weekend in Columbus had one common denominator: the involvement of teenagers. In the seven shootings over a period of 31 hours ending Monday morning, a teen was either the victim or the suspect. One of the shooting’s ended with the death of a 22-year-old man. A 17-year-old boy is sought in the slaying. Columbus Police said the uptick in… → Read More

Banquets, fall sports training soon to be allowed as more COVID-19 restrictions lifted

Weddings and funerals were never banned in Ohio during the strictest coronavirus lockdowns, but the receptions and gatherings afterward were. Now they are set to resume, with appropriate social distancing and safety precautions, after the governor lifted more restrictions. Banquet facilities can hold events, like wedding receptions, beginning June 1. → Read More

A good hair day for salons reopening in Ohio

For salon-owners reopening to customers for the first time in nearly two months, Friday was a good hair day. Stylists welcomed back customers, who faced new social distancing rules to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Krista Kiehl had a line of customers waiting for her when she opened her Green Door Salon in downtown Delaware. Only customers with appointments were allowed inside, and only… → Read More

Despite green light from state, some Ohio shopkeepers didn't want to open stores

Despite the lifting of shutdown orders by state officials allowing retailers to reopen, some decided they preferred to keep their doors closed for now. Shoppers were at the door when Polaris Fashion Place opened Tuesday morning. A few strolled through the Tanger Outlets in Jeffersonville. But sidewalks were quiet in Worthington, despite a number of retailers who opened their doors. “I’m not… → Read More

Retail resumes in Central Ohio after coronavirus lockdown

Shoppers lined up outside Polaris Fashion Place Tuesday morning before the doors opened, but early excitement gave way to mostly empty parking lots on the first-day retailers could reopen after Governor Mike DeWine’s lockdown orders to help stem the tide of the coronavirus. In Lewis Center, Kevin McDonald and his wife had some leftover business to take care of from the weekend. “We went to Bath… → Read More

After coronavirus cleared highways, study finds remaining drivers put hammer down

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — Automotive experts suggest you reacquaint yourself with your car as many Ohioans return to work. And those of you who remained on the roadways during the stay-at-home order, researchers said they know you’ve been leadfootin’ it on the highways. Experts with Root Insurance suggested drivers reestablish their routines by checking their routes ahead of time and… → Read More

With restaurant, salon reopening addressed, day cares expect next

Beth Velas watches the governor’s press conference every day, hoping to hear whether her day care can go back to normal. She, and other operators, are expecting to hear more next week from Gov. Mike DeWine (R) on the topic. Velas, who owns Merry Moppet Learning Center was watching Thursday as DeWine laid out rules for restaurants and salons to reopen. “I was a little disappointed that we didn’t… → Read More

Columbus Mayor wants next stimulus from feds to have funds for cities

Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther said the next few quarters of the year will be tough, but he’s hoping to get buy with a little help from the feds. Ginther said he’s hopeful what’s known as “Phase Four” of the federal stimulus package will have money for cities whose budgets are being hit hard by the pandemic. Ginther pointed to Columbus’s diverse economy as the reason the city bounced back quickly… → Read More

Expect to see changes as business slow-roll openings in Ohio

Governor Mike DeWine promised a slow rollout of business openings beginning today, but also warned that businesses will not look like they used to. A number of businesses are taking that to heart, mandating masks for customers, social distancing guidelines, and more. “It’s all about the safety of everyone, our guests, our merchants, my team,” said Rick Harrison Wolfe, director of the North… → Read More

Could big next COVID-19 outbreak behind bars come at Morrow County Jail?

After the coronavirus exploded behind the bars of Ohio’s state prisons, especially in Marion and Pickaway Counties, families of those in the Morrow County jail are bracing for issues. The Morrow County sheriff said there are 15 positive cases among the 80 inmates in his jail. Many of those inmates are alleged immigration violators. Out of 80 inmates, 46 are being held for the Immigration and… → Read More

No reopening date set for Ohio restaurants, how long can they last?

Restaurant owners said they were disappointed that Gov. DeWine's guidelines on reopening some businesses did not include eateries, with some wondering how long they will be able to survive in the current climate. Richard Upton owns J. Gumbo’s in downtown Delaware. He said it wasn’t totally unexpected but he was hoping the governor might give restaurants a date to reopen. He said he’s surviving… → Read More

Mail probably won't get absentee ballot to election board in time, says Secretary of State

The deadline to request an absentee ballot in Ohio’s coronavirus-delayed primary election is Saturday, but mail delays will mean your ballot may not get to the board of elections in time, said Ohio’s Secretary of State. “The timeline gets really tight and that’s why we’re encouraging everyone to act now,” said Frank LaRose (R). → Read More

Explosion in coronavirus cases in Marion, Pickaway due to prison outbreak

Marion County now tops the nation when it comes to counties with the most cases of the coronavirus per resident, but health experts point out the outbreak behind the prison walls of the Marion Correctional Institution skew those numbers drastically. Marion Public Health officials said if you take away the number of cases related to inmates, there are just 96 cases in the community. → Read More

State prison in Marion now nation's top coronavirus hot spot

(MARION, Ohio)— It’s a notorious distinction for Central Ohio: the state prison in Marion is now the largest source of virus infections in the United States. Marion Correctional Institution (MCI) now pushes Marion County to the top of the list of counties with the highest number of cases per resident. Pickaway County, with two state prisons there, is number five on that list. One corrections… → Read More

Advertisers pivot to more appropriate messaging during coronavirus scare

Seemingly overnight, advertisers on television changed their tone, creating new ads that reflect more serious, worrisome times. One local expert said that move is deliberate and shows. “Kentucky Fried Chicken was about to drop a campaign, ‘Finger-Lickin' Good... ’” said Michael Levin, a professor at Otterbein University. “That’s not a good message right now. ” Levin studies retail business and… → Read More