• Circleville house destroyed by fire; investigators looking at possible lightning strike

    CIRCLEVILLE, Ohio – The Circleville Fire Department is investigating what caused a house to catch fire Tuesday morning.Officials say around 6:50 a.m. a Circleville police officer on patrol noticed smoke in the area of Pontious Lane and Hayes Court.The officer arrived at a home on Pontious Lane to find the garage engulfed in flames.The officer went inside the house and found two people sleeping.The officer was able to get them out safely, according to Circleville Police Sgt. Matthew Hafey.F
  • Witness describes 1st moments of large industrial building fire in east Columbus

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Firefighters were first called to the scene of a fire alarm at an industrial building in the 300 block of Centab Drive in east Columbus around 7:30 p.m. Friday.Soon after, firefighters deemed it necessary to exit the building and fight the fire from the outside as more firefighters were called to the scene.People living nearby stood and watched the fire for most of the night.Natasha Glover lives near the scene and told 10TV, “I heard the first boom and my boyfriend j
  • Video shows suspect hitting Pickerington cruiser while trying to escape officers

    PICKERINGTON, Ohio — A police chase in Pickerington ended Friday morning with one man in custody and a police cruiser out of service.Pickerington Police Chief Tod Cheney says it happened just after 3 a.m.Video acquired by 10TV shows just how the scene just off Diley Road played out.An officer noticed a suspicious vehicle in an area off of Diley Road that is booming with construction and is no stranger to criminals.“Since last August, we've had at least seven reported construction- re
  • Crews respond to 3-alarm fire at industrial building in east Columbus

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Crews are responding to a 3-alarm fire in east Columbus, according to officials.The Columbus Division of Fire said the fire is located at an industrial building in the 300 block of Centab Drive. The call came in as a fire alarm after 7:30 p.m. Friday.A sign on the building indicates that it belongs to Mill Tech, LLC.There are no reported injuries at this time.Watch: Aerials of the fire in east Columbus.Stay with 10TV and 10TV.com for updates on this developing story.
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  • Crews respond to 2-alarm fire at industrial building in east Columbus

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Crews are responding to a 2-alarm fire in east Columbus, according to officials.The Columbus Division of Fire said the fire is located at an industrial building in the 300 block of Centab Drive. The call came in as a fire alarm after 7:30 p.m. Friday.Officials say firefighters are currently in defensive mode.Watch: Live feed of the fire that crews are battling in east Columbus.
    Stay with 10TV and 10TV.com for updates on this developing story.
  • 'Easy Rider' star and writer Peter Fonda has died at age 79

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Peter Fonda, the son of a Hollywood legend who became a movie star in his own right both writing and starring in counterculture classics like "Easy Rider," has died. His family says in a statement that Fonda died Friday morning at his home in Los Angeles. He was 79.The official cause of death was respiratory failure due to lung cancer.Born into Hollywood royalty as Henry Fonda's only son, Peter Fonda carved his own path with his non-conformist tendencies and earned an Os
  • 'The video does not lie': Whistleblower speaks out after animals seized from pet shop, home

    NOTE: Some may find the footage in the video player above disturbing. Viewer discretion is advised.COLUMBUS, Ohio — A former employee of a troubled central Ohio pet store is speaking out after Columbus Humane seized hundreds of animals.It happened Tuesday at the Petting Zoo Pet Shop on West Broad Street and the owners' residence on Demorest Road.Tina Morris worked at the pet shop for about 1 1/2 years. She said while there were some red flags, she stayed for the animals."I always gave it m
  • Ohio's 1st high school for teens recovering from addiction opens in Columbus

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — A high school dedicated to helping teens in recovery is preparing to welcome students for the upcoming school year.When Heartland High School welcomes their first eight students, the school will become the first recovery high school in the state.“I think one of the coolest things is we just meet kids where they’re at,” Principal Paige Stewart said.Stewart said as teens complete treatment, they need a safe and capable environment to offer support as they n
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  • Sons want answers after father was found brutally beaten in their Franklinton home

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - Lee Martin was brutally attacked in his own bed more than one month ago. The death was never reported by police or any local media outlet, and 10TV just learned about the case this week because of a viewer tip."I don’t see how anybody could do that to anybody, let alone an 85-year-old man," said Regina Wiget, a longtime friend of Martin.In the early hours of June 29, someone attacked Martin in his home on Martin Avenue. Later that morning, one of his sons found him covered
  • Video shows Franklin County Sheriff's pursuit that killed pedestrian; disciplined lieutenant appeals

    A dangerous police pursuit tops speeds of 100 miles per hour, and ends with a man's death.Sixty-one-year-old Arthur Smith was hit by a stolen car during the chase and died three months later.The pursuit by the Franklin County Sheriff's Office happened in February. But now we are getting a first look at the cruiser video of the chase, and the internal investigation of it.The sheriff's office says its officer should have stopped the chase, long before it turned deadly.The 12-minute chase begins wh
  • Medical examiner rules Epstein death a suicide by hanging

    NEW YORK (AP) — Jeffrey Epstein's prison death has been ruled a suicide by hanging, the medical examiner's office said Friday.Epstein, 66, was found dead in his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York City on Aug. 10, touching off outrage and disbelief over how such a high-profile prisoner, known for socializing with powerful people including presidents Donald Trump and Bill Clinton, could have gone unwatched.The Bureau of Prisons said Epstein had apparently killed himself
  • Columbus Division of Police announces new Therapy Dog Unit

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Columbus Division of Police is adding some emotional support to its ranks through a new Therapy Dog Unit.Columbus police announced Friday the addition of five therapy dogs to the department. The dogs and their handlers are being trained and will be certified to help those who have experienced trauma.“The new unit will help bring a greater level of compassion to officers’ everyday duties,” the announcement read.An introductory press conference for the
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  • Ohio State installs new locks to classrooms around campus

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — There's a lot of excitement on The Ohio State University’s campus. New students are finding their way around, upperclassman are reconnecting with friends. Meanwhile, the university is working on protecting students in case the unthinkable happens.As a group of cheerleaders walk campus working on a scavenger hunt — they admit safety isn't at the top of minds.“Not every day, but it does cross my mind when something pops up on the news,” said freshman
  • Student loan debt weighs on Ohio State students as they arrive to campus

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Most students who graduate from an Ohio college will leave with more than a diploma — they'll also leave with a student loan debt of more than $30,000.Among the students with the highest student loan debts are those who graduate from the University of Dayton ($35,740), Wittenberg University ($34,155), and Xavier ($32,131).The average student loan for incoming freshman at Ohio State is about $6,000.Ohio State students Brenna Hess, a sophomore from Illinois studying fi
  • Trump wants to bring back mental institutions to address mass shootings

    President Trump says he wants to reopen mental institutions as a way to address mass shootings, an idea he pushed twice Thursday and has floated before. The president's insistence that mental illness is the cause of mass shootings has disconcerted mental health professionals who insist that most people with mental illness are non-violent. These experts also say people afflicted with mental illness are more likely to be the victims of violent crime than the perpetrator and fear the president's la
  • Plan Revealed for First Phase of Scioto Peninsula Development

    The Columbus Downtown Development Corporation (CDDC) unveiled a plan today for the first phase of the redevelopment of the Scioto Peninsula. The new plan involves six acres of land in the center of the site and calls for an eight-story hotel, flanked by an 11-story residential building and an eight-story office building. Directly to the […]
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  • Super Fans, Good Boys, Sharks and More in Theaters

    Is it still August? Well, that explains the plethora of middling movie options in theaters. Hollywood  needs to sweep out the closet of all the not-quite-summer blockbusters to make room for autumn’s almost-awards-worthy. So, here you go: foul mouthed ‘tweens, albino sharks, lost rich people, plus two you should check out. One is a lovely […]
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  • Activists say thousands of Ohioans at risk of illegal voter roll purge

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Voting-rights activists say thousands of Ohioans are at risk of being illegally removed from state voting rolls, a figure questioned by the state's elections chief.The League of Women Voters of Ohio and other groups asked Republican Secretary of State Frank LaRose Thursday to pause the process that will remove some 235,000 voters Sept. 6.League Executive Director Jen Miller says her organization is exploring all options to stop the process, including lawsuits or ballo
  • Concert Preview & Interview: Spencer Sutherland

    The R&B smolder of Spencer Sutherland’s debut EP, NONE of this has been about you, doesn’t exactly evoke the humble proclivity of suburban Columbus. But the Ohio native-turned-Los Angeleno received his formative musical education growing up in Pickerington, with much of the credit being owed to his family that insisted on spinning albums at home […]
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  • Deputies investigating woman’s fatal stabbing in Logan County

    DeGraff, Ohio – A 36-year is dead and deputies are searching for her killer following a stabbing on East Miami StreetFriday morning.According to Logan County Sheriff’s Office, authorities say they received a 911 call around 7 a.m. to a residence in DeGraff.First responders transported a female victim to Mary Rutan Hospital in Bellfontaine where she later died from her injuries.Sheriff Randall Dodds says they have a suspect and are attempting to locate the person. The names of the sus
  • 16-year-old accused of stabbing mother to death in Logan County

    Authorities say a 16-year-old has been arrested and charged with stabbing his mother to death in Logan County.According to Logan County Sheriff’s Office, authorities say they received a 911 call around 7 a.m. Friday from a resident saying a woman told her she was stabbed by her son.First responders transported 36-year-old Crystal Caudill to Mary Rutan Hospital in Bellfontaine where she later died from her injuries.Sheriff Randall Dodds said she was stabbed multiple times and her son, Bryce
  • Marysville music teacher resigns after allegations of inappropriate use of social media

    A music teacher in Marysville has resigned following allegations of inappropriate use of social media.The Board of Education accepted the resignation of Jacob Newland on Thursday.Newland worked as a music teacher, assistant marching band director, choir director and show choir co-director for Marysville Schools.According to a letter sent to parents, the district said they immediately contacted police when they learned about the allegations on Monday.They said the allegations did not involve any
  • Woman sues for gun ban in Kroger grocery stores after father's murder

    Kellie Watson said she was just finishing her workday last October when she received a phone call from her 12-year-old son."It was unbelievable to hear the fear and panic in his voice," she said.Her son told her that her father, 69-year-old Maurice Stallard, had been shot. Stallard had been shopping for school supplies with his grandson at a Kroger grocery store in Louisville, Kentucky, when a gunman opened fire, killing two – including Stallard.Watson said the only thing that stopped the
  • Restaurant Review: Couscous House

    Couscous House set up shop on a revitalizing stretch of Morse Road, an area recently populated by newer buildings along with bustling chain restaurants and stores. But Couscous House isn’t a chain restaurant. It’s a local start-up, offering what we’ll call a Chipotle-interpretation of Moroccan fare. As is the trend, it’s a place that lets you […]
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  • Homeowner shot in leg during home invasion in east Columbus

    COLUMBUS - Columbus police are investigating a shooting where a homeowner was shot in the leg during a home invasion Friday morning.The incident happened just after 6:35 a.m. in the 800-block of Kenwick Rd.Investigators told 10TV two people were asleep inside the home at the time when two men entered the house.An altercation started when the suspects asked the homeowners to ‘give us what you got.’ One suspect shot the homeowner in the leg. He was taken to Grant Medical Center and he
  • Trump has talked about buying Greenland for US

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Aiming to put his mark on the world map, President Donald Trump has talked to aides and allies about buying Greenland for the U.S.A Trump ally told The Associated Press on Thursday that the Republican president had discussed the purchase but was not serious about it. And a Republican congressional aide said Trump brought up the notion of buying Greenland in conversations with lawmakers enough times to make them wonder, but they have not taken his comments seriously. Both
  • 2 OVI checkpoints scheduled for Friday night in Knox County

    MOUNT GILEAD - The Ohio State Highway Patrol will be holding an OVI checkpoint Friday night in Mount Vernon and Knox County.The checkpoint will be held between 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. State Route 13 just South Main Street and US-36 on Coshocton Avenue in Knox County.The OVI checkpoint is done to deter motorists from driving under the influence of alcohol, according to a release.OSHP is reminding drivers if you plan to consume alcohol, designate a driver or make other travel arrangements.---EDITOR&rsquo
  • Latino actors, writers pen 'letter of solidarity' amid fears

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Actresses America Ferrera and Eva Longoria are leading a group of more than 150 writers, artists and leaders who have written a public "letter of solidarity" to U.S. Latinos after the mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, and an immigration raid in Mississippi.The letter, published Friday in The New York Times and in a handful of Spanish-language newspapers, says the signers stand with U.S. Latinos who may feel "terrified, heartbroken and defeated by the barrage of atta
  • 1 critical after shooting near Downtown Columbus

    COLUMBUS - Columbus police are investigating a shooting that sent one person to the hospital Friday morning near Downtown Columbus.It happened just after 6:15 a.m. near South Ohio Avenue and East Main Street.Authorities on the scene told 10TV one person was taken to Grant Medical Center in an unknown condition.Stay with 10TV and 10TV.com on this developing story.
  • Man arrested after chase, crash involving Pickerington police cruiser

    PICKERINGTON, Ohio -Pickerington Police captured a man who hit a police cruiser during an attempt to elude officers.A sergeant tells 10TV that an officer attempted to make a traffic stop on a car in a new complex, Redbud Commons apartments on Diley Road. According to police, the driver did not stop and hit the officer's cruiser during an attempt to escape.The driver ended up crashing into some trees at Hill Road and Diley Road.That person then took off on foot, but officers caught him nearby.Pol

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