• Report: Woman found in Upper Arlington park was placed in container, set on fire

    UPPER ARLINGTON – Officials have provided additional information regarding the investigation into the death of a woman whose body was found burning in Upper Arlington.Bobbie Renee Simpson was found at Burbank Park Sunday morning after a passerby reported a fire. Once the fire was extinguished, crews found her body.According to the preliminary autopsy report, Simpson’s body had been placed in a container and then set on fire.The report also said there were obvious signs of trauma to t
  • Trump says looks like Khashoggi dead, threatens consequences

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday it "certainly looks" as though Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is dead, and he threatened "very severe" consequences if the Saudis are found to have murdered him.As the U.S. toughened its response to Khashoggi's disappearance, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin pulled out of a major Saudi investment conference Thursday amid global pressure. However, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also said the kingdom should be given more time to inves
  • Wet and mild: Warm winter predicted for much of the US

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Winter looks wet and especially mild for much of the country, thanks to a weak El Nino brewing, U.S. meteorologists said.The National Weather Service on Thursday predicted a warmer than normal winter for the northern and western three-quarters of the nation. The greatest chance for warmer than normal winter weather is in Alaska, the Pacific Northwest, Montana, northern Wyoming and western North Dakota.No place in the United States is expected to be colder than normal, sai
  • Franklin County deputy injured during chase

    FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ohio – A Franklin County Sheriff’s Office deputy said he was injured on Thursday while he was in a foot chase.The sheriff’s office said this happened in the area of Wilson Road and West Broad Street around 11:40 a.m.After the deputy told dispatchers over the radio he was involved in a foot chase, they could not reach him.It was later learned the deputy somehow lost consciousness.The deputy then was able to let dispatchers know he was injured and on a trail.When
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  • Ohio Art Corridor Outdoor Gallery to Highlight Appalachian Art and Culture

    Ohio artist and sculptor David Griesmyer is a native to Zanesville, so the Appalachia-inspired mission of the Ohio Art Corridor hits close to home. With the help of his sister-in-law Rebekah Griesmyer, the two have founded the Ohio Art Corridor, an outdoor gallery spanning 230 miles across southeast Ohio. The purpose of the gallery is to provide […]
  • First Look: Martin Luther King Library Branch

    A first look at the brand new Martin Luther King Branch of Columbus Metropolitan Library! This new space on the Near East Side will serve as a vibrant hub of learning and community for years to come. With a rich history in Columbus, this branch first opened in 1953 and was the very first public […]
  • Man found dead in southeast Columbus apartment; death considered suspicious

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - Columbus police are investigating after a man was found dead in southeast Columbus.Police said officers were called to an apartment in the 4600 block of Refugee Road around 1:10 p.m. on Tuesday for a well-being check.Curtis Moorer, 61, was found dead inside.The Franklin County Coroner's Office conducted an autopsy but the cause and manner of death are still being investigated, according to police.If anyone has any information about what may have happened, they are asked to call
  • Man tied to gun that killed 2 Westerville police officers gets 5 years

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The man who provided the gun used in a shooting that killed two Westerville police officers has been sentenced to five years in prison.Prosecutors asked for the five-year sentence for Gerald Lawson, saying Lawson knew that Quentin Smith, his lifelong friend, had a violent past that prohibited him from buying or owning a gun.Defense attorneys were seeking six months of house arrest, followed by three years of probation.Westerville officers Anthony Morelli and Eric Joer
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  • First E-Bikes Arrive in Columbus

    Lime has placed the first rentable e-bikes onto the streets of Columbus. E-bikes, also called pedal assist bikes, are equipped with a battery that provides a pedal-activated power boost. Lime started offering the bikes, which it calls Lime-E, as an option in certain markets in January, but Columbus riders until now could only choose between […]
  • The Confluence Cast: Magician Erik Tait

    Magicians guard an empty vault. Columbus-based magician and comedian Erik Tait won’t hesitate to show you that. We talked this week about the Columbus magic scene that you may not have heard of, his path in the local and national magic scene, and the importance of intellectual property for performers. Shownotes for this episode Support […]
  • What happens if you win Mega Millions' $970 million jackpot?

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Despite the terrible odds — one in 302.5 million for those keeping score at home — someone will eventually match all six numbers and win the Mega Millions jackpot, which now stands at $970 million. It could happen as soon as Friday night, when the next drawing is held.That would leave most of us disappointed but some lucky winner beset by a host of questions.Here are some answers for someone holding that prized lottery ticket for what would be the second
  • Wex’s Unorthodocs Program Explores Documentary Form

    There is more to nonfiction filmmaking than what your garden variety documentary may suggest. Last year, the Wexner Center for the Arts set out to explore all that documentary could mean in terms of content and form. Thursday, Oct. 25 through Saturday, Oct. 27 they revisit the topic with their second annual Unorthodocs program. “The […]
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  • Ross County Sheriff's Office looking for runaway teenager

    ROSS COUNTY - Authorities are asking for help locating a 16-year-old Ross County girl.According to the Ross County Sheriff's Office, 16-year-old Greenlee Hopper ran away from a home in the 1500 block of Trego Creek Road early Thursday morning.She is described as 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighing 110 pounds with blonde hair and hazel eyes. She was last known to be wearing gray sweatpants, a gray Columbia jacket and pink shoes.Anyone with information regarding her whereabouts is asked to call the she
  • More attractions added to Dayton Air Show for 2019

    DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Five more attractions will be featured at the 2019 Dayton Air Show, along with the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds demonstration team announced earlier.Show officials say the British Sea Harrier, Shockwave Jet Truck, GEICO Skytypers and aerobatic pilots Skip Stewart and Jacquie B are the latest attractions added to the show set for June 22-23 at Dayton International Airport.The Sea Harrier was operated for many years by the British Royal Navy and is similar to the Harrier "
  • Disney on Ice Frozen coming to the Schottenstein Center in April

    Anna and Else will skate into Columbus next year.Disney on Ice presents Frozen will be at the Schottenstein Center April 17 - 21 next year.TICKETSTickets go on sale Tuesday, October 30 at 10 a.m. at the Schottenstein box office, ticketmaster.com or 1-800-745-3000.ABOUT THE SHOWDazzling ice skating, special effects and unforgettable music will transport you to Arendelle. Be a part of Anna’s fearless adventure to find her sister, Queen Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in an et
  • No winning Powerball tickets sold; jackpot grows to $430 million

    The Powerball winning numbers selected Wednesday night were3, 57, 64, 68 and 69 and the Powerball is 15. The jackpot was $378 million, up from $345 million earlier Wednesday.Powerball says no tickets matched all the numbers, and the new jackpot will be $430 million. The next drawing is Saturday night.The last Powerball winning jackpot was Aug. 11.The $378 million wasn't the only monster jackpot this week: The Mega Millions grand prize has climbed to $900 million. The odds of winning a jackpot re
  • Disney’s Aladdin Comes to Broadway Across Columbus Starting October 24

    Disney’s stage adaptations of their animated musicals are surefire crowd-pleasers. That trend continues when the national tour of the 2014 Broadway version of Aladdin rolls into town this month. I spoke with Zach Bencal who originated the role of Babkak on this, the first national tour, including Columbus, by phone from the Atlanta stop on […]
  • Shoe-shiner who gave $200K in tips to children's hospital dies at 76

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — A part-time shoe-shiner who donated more than $200,000 in tips over 30 years to a Pittsburgh children's hospital died early Tuesday.Albert Lexie died of an undisclosed health condition, according to University of Pittsburgh Medical Center officials. He was 76.Every Tuesday and Thursday for more than three decades, Lexie left his home in Monessen around 5 a.m. to shine shoes at UMPC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh over 30 miles away. He donated his tips to the hospital's
  • Treat to Try: DK Long Johns

    Let’s talk Long Johns. Not the fish (with an apostrophe), the doughnut tradition. And not just any Long John doughnut, specifically, the ones found at DK Diner. In all the recent doughnut adventures, DK’s offerings have their very own appeal. Long Johns are conventionally associated with a little magic and mystery. They’re usually long, bar […]
  • Facebook's election 'war room' takes aim at fake information

    MENLO PARK, Calif. — In an otherwise innocuous part of Facebook's expansive Silicon Valley campus, a locked door bears a taped-on sign that reads "War Room." Behind the door lies a nerve center the social network has set up to combat fake accounts and bogus news stories ahead of upcoming elections.Inside the room are dozens of employees staring intently at their monitors while data streams across giant dashboards. On the walls are posters of the sort Facebook frequently uses to caution or
  • Baby born after Michael starts life in Walmart parking lot

    PANAMA CITY, Fla. — Their home full of soggy furniture and mosquitoes, Wilmer Capps was desperate to find shelter for his wife and their son Luke, born just three days after Hurricane Michael ravaged the Florida Panhandle.So Capps, wife Lorrainda Smith and little Luke settled in for the longest of nights in the best spot they could find: The parking lot of a Walmart store shut down by the storm.On a starry night, mother sat in the bed of the family's pickup truck; her child sat in a car se
  • Woman killed, children injured in Marion house fire

    MARION - A woman is dead and a child is in the hospital following an overnight house fire in Marion.The first fire crews arrived at the scene on E. Fairground Street just before 1:00 a.m. on Thursday. They spotted heavy smoke and flames coming from a two-story home.Neighbors tell 10TV several adults and children in the home were able to escape. However, two relatives were still trapped inside."The dad and the mom was laying in the yard. he came over and told me that two of em was still in the ho
  • Woman killed, child injured in Marion house fire

    MARION - A woman is dead and a child is in the hospital following an overnight house fire in Marion.The first fire crews arrived at the scene on E. Fairground Street just before 1:00 a.m. on Thursday. They spotted heavy smoke and flames coming from a two-story home.When firefighters were able to get inside, they found two victims upstairs. A 67-year-old woman was located in the hallway of the home. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Firefighters also found a four-year-old boy in an upstairs b
  • Couple fights for distracted driving bill in Granville

    GRANVILLE, Ohio - After losing their son in a crash involving a distracted driver, Cathy and Doug Richeson of Granville are hoping to gain stricter distracted driving guidelines in their hometown.It has been four years since Nathan Richeson was killed while changing a flat tire at the hands of a distracted driver.“We don't want other families to go through what we're going through,” Cathy said.Cathy said her son Nathan was focused and had a strong work ethic, but his death could have
  • Columbus man brings back 'Star Wars' yard decoration for Halloween

    COLUMBUS, Ohio -- It appears Bill Plessinger has started a Halloween tradition.Last year, he built an Imperial Walker from the Star Wars franchise and put it on display in the front yard of his home. It took him 3 months to build.Plessinger said it was something he had wanted to do for a few years.The Imperial Walker stands 17-feet tall and you can check out the display on West Beaumont Road.
  • 3 hurt in south Columbus crash; 1 with life-threatening injuries

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – Three people are hurt after a crash in south Columbus, police said.Columbus police said the crash happened in the 4500 block of U.S. 23, just south of I-270, shortly after 9 p.m. Wednesday.Two people were taken to Grant Medical Center. One was taken in life-threatening condition and the other was taken in stable condition.Police said a third person was taken to a local hospital, also in stable condition.U.S. 23 is closed in the area of the crash.
  • Woman accusing former Ohio State running back Bri'onte Dunn of rape testifies

    The woman accusing former Ohio State running back Bri'onte Dunn of rape took testified in his trial Wednesday.Dunn is charged with three counts of rape from the August 2017 incident, which he adamantly denies.Before the jury was allowed into the courtroom, the defense argued jurors should hear about a previous allegation of rape she made against a different man."When the police arrived to investigate a (2016) rape that you had told your boyfriend about, are you telling us right now under oath, t
  • Missing woman from Circleville found safe

    CIRCLEVILLE, Ohio – Circleville police said a woman last seen on Sunday has been found.Police said Courtney Young has been found safe on Wednesday after they posted an alert for her.Police said they do not suspect anything suspicious at this time.
  • Circleville police searching for missing 20-year-old woman

    CIRCLEVILLE, Ohio – Circleville police are asking for the public’s help in finding a missing woman.Police said 20-year-old Courtney Young was last seen Sunday evening on East Mound Street in Circleville.Young is 5-feet 2-inches tall and weighs 100 pounds. She has blonde hair and blue eyes.Police said they do not suspect anything suspicious at this time.If anyone has any information, they are asked to call Circleville police at 740-474-8888.
  • Woman killed in barricade situation on near east side of Columbus

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – A woman is dead after a barricade situation on the near east side of Columbus, police said.The barricade situation started in a home in the 500 block of North Ohio Avenue around 5 p.m. Wednesday, according to Columbus Police.Police said two women entered the house on a food delivery run but only one of the women came out after the delivery.Officers were called to the house and the barricade situation lasted around five hours.A woman was found dead inside the home.The suspe
  • Woman killed in barricade situation near the east side of Columbus

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – A woman is dead after a barricade situation near the east side of Columbus, police said.The barricade situation started in a home in the 500 block of North Ohio Avenue around 5 p.m. Wednesday, according to Columbus Police.Police said two women entered the house on a food delivery run but only one of the women came out after the delivery.Officers were called to the house and the barricade situation lasted around five hours.A woman was found dead inside the home.The suspect
  • Two people dead after barricade situation on near east side of Columbus

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – Two people are dead after a barricade situation on the near east side of Columbus, police said.The barricade situation started in a home in the 500 block of North Ohio Avenue around 5 p.m. Wednesday, accordingPolice said two women entered the house on a food delivery run but only one of the women came out after the delivery.Officers were called to the house and the barricade situation lasted around five hours.A woman was found dead inside the home.The suspect in the barric
  • Columbus police on scene of barricade situation on the near east side

    COLUMBUS, Ohio – Police are on the scene of a barricade situation on the near east side of Columbus.The scene is in the 500 block of North Ohio Avenue.Columbus police said the situation is related to a shooting that happened around 5 p.m. Wednesday. No additional details on the shooting were released.Stay with 10TV for updates on this developing story.
  • Drug-resistant salmonella hits Ohio

    Ninety-two people from 29 states have been sickened in a Salmonella outbreak linked to raw chicken, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports.Twenty-one people were sick enough that they had to be hospitalized. No deaths have been reported.According to the CDC, seven cases have been reported in Ohio.The CDC has not identified a common source of contaminated chicken. Rather, it says there's evidence that many types of raw chicken products from a variety of sources contain the strain
  • Social media game encourages self-harm and suicide

    The Momo Challenge is a mystery game that is gaining popularity across the world. Some say it's a hoax, but a 10-year-old in Galion says it almost made her take her own life."It was creeping me out," said Ashlynn Hill, a fifth grader.The Momo Challenge starts with videos on YouTube that show a dark-haired, bulgy-eyed girl character named "Momo." The videos entice people to text specific phone numbers to chat with her through WhatsApp, a free texting and video calling app.Once in a conversation w
  • 22 burger chains given "F" over antibiotics -- only 2 get "A" rating

    Twenty-two of the top 25 U.S. burger chains -- including McDonald's, Burger King, White Castle and Five Guys -- received a failing grade in a review assessing their practices and policies on antibiotics use in their beef products. Only two chains were given an "A" rating.The scores were published Wednesday in a report called "Chain Reaction IV: Burger Edition," which was produced by the Center for Food Safety, Consumer Reports, Food Animal Concerns Trust, U.S. PIRG Education Fund, Friends of the
  • Father of woman found burned in Upper Arlington park shares his pain

    The family of the woman found burned in an Upper Arlington park is sharing his pain over her death.Twenty-three-year-old Bobbie Renee Simpson's father is back in Columbus to mourn his daughter's death.Her body was discovered in Burbank Park Sunday after a passerby reported a fire.Simpson had been picked up three times in the last year for soliciting on the west side but her father says that record shouldn't define her.He's thankful to see friends and family honor her memory.“That’s f
  • CCAD student dies after being hit by vehicle in Westerville

    WESTERVILLE, Ohio – A Columbus College of Art & Design has died after being hit by a vehicle in Westerville, according to police.Sara Rupel, of Mount Vernon, was hit by a vehicle on October 11 just after 7 a.m. in the 300 block of South Cleveland Avenue.Police said Rupel died from injuries sustained in the crash on October 12.A spokesperson for CCAD said Rupel was a first-year animation student and was known as Milo on campus.The spokesperson said Rupel was active in the campus communi
  • Ohio man pleads no contest in killing of future mother-in-law

    CLEVELAND (AP) — A 21-year-old Cleveland-area man has pleaded no contest in the stabbing and shooting death of his future mother-in-law.Prosecutors say Jeffrey Scullin Jr. shot his fiancee's mother and stabbed her more than 30 times last October, five days before he was supposed to be married.Scullin entered pleaded no contest Wednesday to aggravated murder and other charges in the killing of Melinda Pleskovic.The plea came on the same day Scullin was set to go on trial and a day after a j
  • Columbus Zoo sends 2 more rehabbed manatees back to Florida

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A zoo in Ohio has sent two more rescued manatees back to Florida where they hopefully can be released into the wild this year.The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium says Agua and Goober, a female and male, arrived at SeaWorld Orlando late Monday.The manatees were in poor condition when they were rescued in Florida waters. They began their rehabilitation back to health in Columbus. SeaWorld will complete the preparations needed to reintroduce them to the wild.Twin manatees Mill
  • Ohio State still improving safety measures nearly 2 years after campus attack

    Ohio State University said it's still making safety changes to better protect students, staff, and faculty nearly two-years after a terror attack on campus.Director of Emergency Management and Fire Prevention Robert Armstrong said one of the most noticeable changes includes the addition of locks on classroom doors.The university said it's also improved communication options in order for students to receive Buckeye Alerts faster.The attack unfolded on November 28, 2016, just before 10 a.m. when a
  • One case of rare, polio-like illness confirmed in Ohio

    Ohio health officials have confirmed that the state has had one case this year of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), a rare, polio-like condition.The Ohio Department of Health said their lone case was confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.The condition that mostly strikes children has seen an increase this year, according to the CDC.The CDC announced Tuesday there have been 62 confirmed cases in 22 states.CDC officials say they haven't found the cause. Some possible suspects, su
  • 2018 Pumpkin Show giant pumpkin winner comes in at 1,607 pounds

    CIRCLEVILLE -- Mark Litz knows how to grow a pumpkin.Litz was this year’s giant pumpkin winner with a weight of 1,607 pounds. It is the second year Litz has entered the competition.Last year’s pumpkin, owner by Cecil Weston, weighed 1,701 pounds. It was his second consecutive title.Weston won the 2016 title with a 1,553.5 weight.Still, though, as prodigious as the pumpkin may be, it isn't the largest of all time. That title belongs to Bob Liggett's 2014 pumpkin that weighed 1,964 pou
  • State Liquor Control Bringing Pop-Up Clearance Store to Columbus

    The state is running a pop-up clearance liquor store this and next weekend. “Last Call,” the name attributed to the project, will consolidate all of Ohio’s delisted products at the Giant Eagle liquor store at 777 Neil Ave. The store closed last year but will keep its liquor license until the end of 2019. Running […]
  • Nearly 1 million absentee ballots requested in Ohio

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State election officials say nearly a million absentee ballots have been requested ahead of the Nov. 6 general election.The Ohio Secretary of State's Office says 910,982 voters requested an absentee ballot as of Oct. 10, and 42,470 have been cast by mail or in person.Central Ohio Voters Guide: What's on your ballot? | Nov. 2018The office said Tuesday that four years ago at this time, 722,498 voters requested absentee ballots, with 49,306 cast by mail or in person.Offi
  • Puppeteer who played Big Bird on 'Sesame Street' retiring

    WOODSTOCK, Conn. (AP) — The puppeteer who has played Big Bird on "Sesame Street" is retiring after nearly 50 years on the show.Caroll Spinney tells the New York Times that Thursday will be his last day on the program, which he joined from the start in 1969. In addition to Big Bird, the 84-year-old was also Oscar the Grouch.Spinney says "I always thought, how fortunate for me that I got to play the two best Muppets?"Spinney says the physical requirements of performing the characters had bec
  • Marathon to bring large crowds, road closures to Columbus this weekend

    Drivers can expect to double their travel time through downtown Columbus this weekend with more than 18,000 people in the area for the annual Nationwide Children’s Columbus Marathon and Half Marathon.The race starts at 7:30 a.m. Sunday, October 21, with Corrals opening at 6 a.m.Tips from organizers of the Nationwide Children’s Columbus Marathon and Half Marathon:We recommend carpooling. It cuts down on traffic and parking problems for all and will save you money!Check out CoGo Bike S
  • Restaurant Review: Ritzy’s

    The return of Ritzy’s has introduced the most epically anticipated restaurant opening in recent memory. The hype surrounding Melt’s debut is the only thing that even comes close. Of course, the two establishment couldn’t be more different. Melt is a massive mega-chain with a commitment to insanely large sandwiches worshiped by a committed fan club. […]
  • OH Pizza & Brew Finds a New Downtown Location

    Downtown’s OH Pizza & Brew is getting a new address. Located currently at 250 S. Third St., it’ll soon be slightly further south at the corner of Broad and South Third Streets. Taking over the old Stack’d spot and the adjacent retail space, OH Pizza & Brew will introduce an expanded menu and a line […]
  • Smoke forces Melania Trump's plane back to military base

    WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Melania Trump's plane has been forced to return to a Washington area military base because of smoke in the cabin.Her spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham, says "everyone is fine and everyone is safe" after the plane returned to Joint Base Andrews.Mrs. Trump had been scheduled to visit a Philadelphia hospital and meet with families of children affected by exposure to opioids while in the womb.Grisham says the first lady's team is "evaluating" whether to make other arr

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