Update – Kayaker Drowns in Greenfield Lake, Carroll, Ohio
Carroll, Ohio (March 4, 2024) – A kayaking trip on Greenfield Lake turned into a tragic event yesterday evening, claiming the life of a Lancaster resident. According to Sheriff Alex Lape, emergency responders were called to the scene at 6:06 pm on March 3rd after reports of a possible drowning.
Man charged after 5-year-old goes missing following Fairfield County fire
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX) — An Amber Alert was in the process of being issued when police in Kentucky found a missing 5-year-old girl from Friafiled County, Ohio, who went missing following a fire that morning. The Fairfield County Sheriff's Office said deputies went to a home in the 7200...
One dead after Fairfield County water rescue
LANCASTER, Ohio (WCMH) – One person is dead after being rushed to the hospital after a water rescue in Fairfield County Sunday night. According to a Greenfield Township Fire Department spokesperson, witnesses saw a kayak overturn in the Greenfield Dam Wildlife Area north of Lancaster at approximately 6 p.m. The person, who the Fairfield County […]
Man charged with kidnapping after Fairfield County girl, 5, found in car on Kentucky interstate
COLUMBUS (WCMH) – A Fairfield County man has been charged with kidnapping after a 5-year-old girl was found nearly 300 miles away and across state lines. According to the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a house fire on 7200 block of Pleasantville Road northeast of Lancaster. Upon arrival about 6 a.m. Monday, deputies […]
Boy found dead after Amber Alert was removed from mother’s home after being left outside alone
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — A 5-year-old boy found dead in February was removed from his biological mother’s custody two years ago after she said she left him outside as punishment and hoped that he would be kidnapped. Investigators found the body of Darnell Taylor in a Columbus sewage drain on Feb. 16, days after his […]
Man arrested after police find him with 12-year-old girl who had been missing for 8 days
Sirterryon Preston was charged with evading authorities after attempting to flee from officers on Friday, police say.
Ohio is Home to 3 of the Least Happy Cities in America
A publication just ranked 3 Ohio cities among the 10 most unhappy cities in America. Why is Ohio so miserable?. Wallethub.com recently dropped a study of 182 cities across the United States to find the happiest and least happy cities,. We examined each city based on 29 key indicators of...
Woman sentenced for providing drugs at Franklin County jail to woman who fatally overdosed
A woman will spend at least four years in prison after admitting to her role in the 2021 drug overdose death of another woman incarcerated with her at the Franklin County jail. Jamila Tashai Perry, 31, smuggled drugs to 29-year-old Fredreca Ford, of Columbus' Near East Side, at the Franklin County jail on...
South Strabane first responder places in World's Strongest Firefighter Contest
COLUMBUS, Ohio (KDKA) -- A South Strabane firefighter placed fifth in her division in the World's Strongest Firefighter Contest.In a Facebook post Sunday, the South Strabane Fire Department congratulated firefighter and EMT Wendi Wentzell on her accomplishment.The fire department said Wentzell traveled to Columbus and joined firefighters from around the world "competing in several grueling tasks that test the strength and determination of each participant."Wentzell had been training for months and looks forward to competing again next year, the fire department said. "Keep up the strong work FF Wentzell, and keep making us proud!" the department wrote on Facebook. The World's Strongest Firefighter Contest was part of the Arnold Sports Festival, which was held Feb. 29 to March 3 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center and Ohio Expo Center. "The festival's diverse lineup includes strength and Olympic sports, seven IFBB Pro League contests, and the awe-inspiring Arnold Strongman Classic. The inclusion of the captivating Arnold Strongwoman Competition showcases the strength and skill of women athletes," the festival's website says. The Arnold Sports Festival traces its roots back to a collaboration between sports promoter Jim Lorimer and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Canal Winchester teen receives life-saving operation thanks to ‘Star Wars’
CANAL WINCHESTER, Ohio (WCMH) – A Canal Winchester teenager is getting the gift of life – a new kidney from an Athens man who saw a Facebook post on a Star Wars fan page. And on Monday, that teen got an escort to the hospital that was truly out of this world. In February 2023, […]
LeBron Is Rumored To Have Preferred Choice For Ohio State Basketball Coach
A rumor is swirling on social media, suggesting that LeBron James has a preferred pick for Ohio State's next men's basketball head coach. The Buckeyes fired head coach Chris Holtmann last month. Ohio State is now being led by interim head coach Jake Diebler, who has the Buckeyes playing much ...
Gahanna man sentenced to more than 22 years in prison for series of robberies
COLUMBUS, Ohio — A 34-year-old Gahanna man was sentenced Thursday to 22 to 24 years in prison for a series of robberies last year. According to the Franklin County Prosecutor's Office, Phillip Wade entered a home on Jan. 20, 2023 and robbed the residents at gunpoint, he then locked them in a basement room before leaving. The next day, he committed four armed robberies of gas stations.
Meals On Wheels Has a New Name
The new name better reflects the organization’s work. For over 50 years, Meals on Wheels of Fairfield County has provided services that ensure nutrition, health, connection, and independence for people ages 60 and older living in Fairfield County. While many community members are familiar with the meal delivery services, recent research indicated that others are not as familiar with the 20+ additional services offered to older adults by Meals on Wheels.
Circleville Mar 03 Weekly Crime Report
During the last week, Circleville reported a total of 13 crime cases. The most common crime was "Suspicious Situation", accounting for nearly 38% of the total cases with 5 instances. This was closely followed by "Theft" with 4 cases, making up approximately 31% of the total reported crimes. Other crimes reported included "Vandalism", "Trespass", "Domestic Related", and "Other", each with 1 case, contributing around 8% individually to the total crime cases. The data reveals a concerning trend of suspicious situations and thefts, indicating a need for increased vigilance and preventive measures in the place. The severity of the crimes reported last week, particularly instances of theft, merits a serious tone and underscores the importance of community awareness and cooperation with local law enforcement.
Ohio State quarterback makes transfer plans very clear
When the Ohio State Buckeyes added Kansas State transfer quarterback Will Howard this offseason, many expected that third-year quarterback Devin Brown would be leaving the program as a result. But it sounds like he has no intention of transferring. During an interview on Monday, Devin Brown had a pretty fiery...
Pedestrian hit by car near Hollywood Casino
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — A person was hit by a car near Hollywood Casino on Columbus’ west side Sunday night. According to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, the accident happened when a person was attempting to cross Georgesville Road and a 2007 Chevy Trail Blazier, traveling northbound, struck the pedestrian at approximately 9:12 p.m.
Aces of Trades: Leah Davis takes big leap from food industry to city police department
LANCASTER − Switching from a long career in the restaurant industry to police work is a big step. But it's the one Leah Davis took. She worked at the local Red Lobster for 22 years and was the general manager during her last year there. But she is now a records clerk for the Lancaster Police Department and has held her position for about eight months. ...