CRIME & SAFETY
One dead, one in critical condition after crash on I-70 West
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) – One person is dead and another is in critical condition after a crash on Interstate 70 westbound near the exit to Interstate 71 North and Broad Street. Authorities responded to the accident around 10:07 p.m., according to Columbus police. One person was pronounced dead at the scene at about 10:17 p.m. […]
State documents reveal violations found on bus, semi in Licking County crash that killed 6
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX) — State documents reveal the trucking company, Mid-State Systems, that was involved in the chain reaction crash on I-70, was previously cited for issues like defective brakes. The Ohio State Highway Patrol says the Nov. 14 crash in Licking County was caused when a semi operated...
Inmate charged with punching Franklin County deputy in the head several times
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX) — An inmate is facing an additional charge after the Franklin County Sheriff's Office said he mounted and punched a deputy multiple times at the James Karnes Correctional Center. The incident happened Wednesday around 6 p.m. Charging documents said Joey Westbrook, 28, was being taken to...
Franklin County man convicted of raping 3 minors
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX) — A man was convicted of raping three minors Friday in cases that go back over a decade. John Allen of Columbus, 47, was found guilty of four counts rape, one count of sexual battery, and one count of gross sexual imposition. Prosecutors said all three...
Franklin County deputies respond to North Linden shooting
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) – A reported shooting sent Franklin County deputies to the North Linden neighborhood late Friday morning. According to Columbus police dispatchers, the shooting occurred in the 2000 block of Dunbar Drive, near Cleveland Avenue, just before 11 a.m. CPD was unable to provide additional information and said that the area of Dunbar […]
A 29-year-old father, inexplicably vanished in the early hours of February 24, 2019 in Ohio
In the heart of Columbus, Ohio, a mystifying event unfolded that still haunts the Easton Town Center area. Tyler Davis, a 29-year-old father, inexplicably vanished in the early hours of February 24, 2019, leaving behind a trail of unanswered questions and a family grappling with his absence.
Update – Two Vehicle Crash Shuts Down US-22 in Pickaway County for a Short Time
PICKAWAY – A two-vehicle crash occurred on US-22 around 1 pm today causing the route to be closed for a little while. The crash was between Locust Grove Road and Plummer Road on US-22 between Williamsport and New Holland. One of the vehicles traveled off the roadway and into a field. No major injuries were reported, but due to the amount of debris in the roadway, the roadway needed to be closed.
Retired NJ firefighter rescues 2 who fell through ice in New Hampshire
🔴 The two young men fell through the thin ice of a New Hampshire pond. 🔴 Rick and Deborah Wehrhan heard their cries for help and went to their aide. 🔴 Rick Wehrhan is a former volunteer firefighter in the Germania section of Galloway. A retired volunteer...
Grandmother of teen involved in stolen Kia fatal crash says grandson is 'remorseful'
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX) — The grandmother of a 15-year-old who police say was behind the wheel of a stolen Kia when it crashed into a car and killed a father of two said her grandson is very remorseful and sorry the crash happened. Matthew Moshi, 36, died Monday, three...
Update – 42-Year-Old Franklin County Woman Killed in Pickaway County Crash
According to Sheriff Matthew O. Hafey on November 29, 2023 at 12:46 PM the Pickaway County. Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the area of State Route 104 and Van Meter Road on a beige Chevrolet Avalanche off the road on it’s top. Deputies arrived on scene and located...
Pickaway County Sheriff Investigates Fatal Crash
Pickaway County – A woman has died after crashing a vehicle on 104 today in Pickaway County. According to early reports, a single-vehicle crash occurred around 1 pm today in the area of Commerical Point and 316 on 104. An SUV was driving on 104 and failed to negotiate a corner left the roadway went into an embankment and crashed by a stream. When emergency crews arrived they attempted life-saving measures but, the woman died at the scene.
3 shot in east Columbus, 1 in critical condition
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX) — Three people were wounded in a shooting on the east side of Columbus Thursday evening. Columbus police said officers went to the 1500 block of Elaine Road just after 10 p.m. on a report of a shooting. They found at least two victims suffering from gunshot wounds.
27 graduate from the Columbus police training academy
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX) — Twenty-seven new Columbus area officers graduated from the training academy Friday after seven months of intense work. Now, these officers will be hitting the streets. This ceremony comes just a day after one of the city's latest outbreaks of violence, a triple shooting on the...
2 men plead guilty to 4 central Ohio armed robberies of mail carriers
Theirno Bah, 20, of Columbus, and Cameron Newton, 20, of Westerville, were charged in four armed robberies against Postal workers between late 2022 and mid-2023.
Suspects accused of stealing from a north Columbus business
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX) — Columbus Police are calling on the community to help bring two suspects to justice. The suspects are accused of breaking into a business in the 900 block of North 22nd Avenue in north Columbus at around 8:05 a.m. on Nov. 25. Police said they stole...
Dozens of cars vandalized in apparent smash-and-grab in Italian Village
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) – Dozens of cars were broken into in an apparent smash-and-grab north of Downtown Columbus early Friday morning. Columbus police were called to the 300 block of East Second Avenue in the Italian Village neighborhood where several car windows were smashed out. A witness told police someone was breaking into cars at […]
Franklin County Authorities Warn of Increasingly Brazen Jury Duty Scam
Franklin County Court officials warn of a jury duty scam that's becoming more sophisticated. Scammers, posing as law enforcement officers, claim fines for missed jury duty must be paid to avoid arrest. Learn how to protect yourself from this brazen scam.
Navy veteran jumped into action to help Tusky Valley bus crash victims
Jason Peterson felt a calling to serve our country, spending four years in the U.S. Navy. He also jumped into action to help the victims of the Tusky Valley bus crash earlier this month.
UCSO Reports – November 29, 2023
A deputy met with an Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper to take custody of Dashawn S. Toles, age 26 of Columbus, on an outstanding arrest warrant. He was transported to the Tri-County Regional Jail. 4:51am Property Damage Crash. A deputy responded to the 26000 block of State Route 4 to...
Here's how the fatal Tusky Valley bus crash on I-70 happened, according to OSHP
The Ohio State Highway Patrol has released its initial report on the fatal chain-reaction crash on I-70 involving a Tusky Valley bus, and it provides new details on what led to the tragic events.