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 2020-10-14 23:40 

WTTE

[ FOX Columbus, OH ]

Special needs student struck with paintballs while walking home from library...

The Columbus Division of Police searching for a suspect who used a paintball gun to hit a special needs student Sunday afternoon on Parsons Avenue....

 2020-10-14 23:04 

WTTE

[ FOX Columbus, OH ]

Union & district meets on 2nd day of Gahanna Jefferson Teachers' strike...

A sign of hope surfaced on the second day of the Gahanna Jefferson teachers' strike as administrators and union representatives met back at the negotiation table. More than 500 educators with the Gahanna Jefferson Education Association formed their pi...

 2020-10-14 22:40 

WTTE

[ FOX Columbus, OH ]

Anti-violence neighborhood makeover could expand to other communities...

A community project on Columbus' east side that's rehabbing a vacant apartment building could be expanding to other parts of the city to keep neighborhoods safe....

 2020-10-14 22:24 

WTTE

[ FOX Columbus, OH ]

Columbus and Ohio State police squash rumors of gang activity near campus...

Students and parents continue to worry after Ohio State University student, Chase Meola was shot and killed at an off campus party last weekend. Officers are now working to correct misinformation they say is spreading through the community....

 2020-10-14 22:16 

WTTE

[ FOX Columbus, OH ]

NCAA and Big Ten requested to investigate Ohio State in sex scandal...

They are no longer on the field or in the campus gyms. But former Ohio State University athletes are looking to score with the Big Ten and NCAA. They're calling for an investigation into OSU's handling of Dr. Richard Strauss sexual abuse cases. In...

 2020-10-14 20:16 

WTTE

[ FOX Columbus, OH ]

Vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris to visit Ohio on Friday...

Vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris will visit Ohio on Friday, as she and former Vice President Joe Biden continue their push into a battleground state that Democrats see as newly competitive. The Biden campaign said the California senator will speak ...

 2020-10-14 20:13 

WTTE

[ FOX Columbus, OH ]

Indiana among 8 states included on Ohio's latest travel advisory...

Governor Mike DeWine has added eight states to Ohio's latest travel advisory. Ohioans will need to quarantine for two weeks if they are traveling from Indiana, Iowa, Idaho, South Dakota, Kansas, Nevada, Wisconsin, and Wyoming according to DeWine. Thes...

 2020-10-14 20:12 

WTTE

[ FOX Columbus, OH ]

Columbus organization puts a major focus on mental health...

Putting a focus on mental health. Saturday morning NAMI Franklin County hosted a virtual walk and car show. The aim of the event was to bring attention to a very important issue. All of it is a part of National Mental Illness Week. "We need to recogni...

 2020-10-14 19:37 

WTTE

[ FOX Columbus, OH ]

Columbus City Schools distributed 1 million meals through 'Fuel Up' program...

Columbus City Schools (CCS) has distributed its one millionth meal since the Fuel Up program started last month. In five weeks, the district handed out one million grab-n-go meals at 44 distribution sites. The sites were set up when schools closed and CCS...

 2020-10-14 19:17 

WTTE

[ FOX Columbus, OH ]

Ivanka Trump to host MAGA event in Cincinnati...

CINCINNATI (WKRC) - The Trump campaign has announced that Ivanka Trump will be visiting Cincinnati on Friday to campaign for the president's re-election. She plans to hold a voter encouragement event to share President Trump's...

 2020-10-14 18:19 

WTTE

[ FOX Columbus, OH ]

Coroner: Franklin County saw uptick in overdose deaths in first 6 months of 2020...

The Franklin County Coroner's Office released its finding for overdose deaths for the first six months of 2020. Franklin County saw 437 people die from an overdose between January and June, which is an increase of 73. 4% from 2019, according to Frankl...

 2020-10-14 18:18 

WTTE

[ FOX Columbus, OH ]

Five local businesses opening in Polaris this fall...

Polaris Fashion Place will be welcoming five local stores for the holiday season. Stems and Stones, Good Energy by Seven, Rubyard, Regimen, and Country Friends of Ohio will be opening this fall. Polaris Fashion Place says Stems and Stones is an online nat...

 2020-10-14 17:52 

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[ FOX Columbus, OH ]

Puppy being treated for burn injuries; Columbus Fire searches for suspect...

Columbus Division of Fire and the Columbus Humane Society agents are searching for a suspect who set a small puppy on fire. Firefighters say a small puppy was set on fire while in her plastic cage/crate on Oct. 11 between 11:30 a. m. and 12:30 p. m. at Wa...

 2020-10-14 17:31 

WTTE

[ FOX Columbus, OH ]

Over 2,000 coronavirus reported in Ohio Wednesday in largest spike...

The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) is sharing an update on the coronavirus pandemic amid a surge Wednesday. Cases rose to 173,665 with 16,716 hospitalizations and 5,033 deaths since the start of the pandemic. Nearly 146,000 people are presumed recovered,...

 2020-10-14 16:54 

WTTE

[ FOX Columbus, OH ]

Federal authorities share plan to address gun crimes in Columbus...

Federal and local authorities plan to announce a plan to address recent gun crimes in Columbus. U. S. Attorney David M. DeVillers, along withRoland Herndon, Special Agent in Charge, ATF,Columbus Division of Police Chief Thomas Quinlan,Franklin County Pros...

 2020-10-14 16:12 

WTTE

[ FOX Columbus, OH ]

Doctors say, 'right now' is the time to get the flu vaccine for trick-or-treaters...

Getting a flu shot is more important than ever this year and to make things easier Columbus Public Health is offering lots of free vaccines at pop-up sites throughout the city. "We wanted to reduce all barriers by making it drive-thru, so people don&#...

 2020-10-14 10:39 

WTTE

[ FOX Columbus, OH ]

Viewer Photos: Fall foliage arrives in Central Ohio...

WTTE FOX28 provides local news, weather forecasts and alerts, traffic updates, consumer advocacy, and the latest information about sports, politics, law enforcement, community events, government waste, and much more, including Fox network news, sports and...

 2020-10-14 03:26 

WTTE

[ FOX Columbus, OH ]

Dublin City Schools' K-8th grade students to return to school full-time in November...

Dublin City Schools is moving forward with a plan for K-8th grade students to return to school full-time on November 2nd. The school board heard from teachers and parents Tuesday night before voting on a resolution to bring kids in Pre-K through 8th grade...

 2020-10-14 02:39 

WTTE

[ FOX Columbus, OH ]

Close friends, family remember Chase Meola as happy, friend to all...

We are hearing from the family and close friends of Chase Meola, the Ohio State University student murdered over the weekend....

 2020-10-14 02:09 

WTTE

[ FOX Columbus, OH ]

Mansfield mother claims excessive use of force on her son by police...

A Mansfield mother says police used excessive force when arresting her son. This comes as a video circulated online showing a Mansfield Police Officer dragging the 17-year-old by his shirt collar while he's in handcuffs. The department confirms it'...

 2020-10-14 01:58 

WTTE

[ FOX Columbus, OH ]

Third person charged in 2019 death of Chillicothe photographer...

A third person is being charged in connection with the 2019 death of a Ross County photographer in the Hocking Hills. Miranda Spencer was indicted on a felony obstruction charge by a grand jury back on September 25th. Victoria Schafer was killed when two ...

 2020-10-13 23:18 

WTTE

[ FOX Columbus, OH ]

Here to stay: Alcohol to go in Ohio is now permanent...

CINCINNATI (WKRC) A temporary measure that allowed bars and restaurants to sell or deliver alcohol to go has been made into permanent law in Ohio. Governor Mike DeWine has signed House Bill 669 into law. Ohio is now the second state in America to make the...

 2020-10-13 23:08 

WTTE

[ FOX Columbus, OH ]

Approximately 1,000 Delaware voters received 2 absentee ballots...

For the third time in a week, a Central Ohio county Board of Elections is reporting mistakes made. This time, Delaware County's board said approximately 1000 absentee voters got two ballots in the mail. Officials with the board said only one will coun...

 2020-10-13 23:08 

WTTE

[ FOX Columbus, OH ]

Approximately 1,000 Delaware voters received 2 absentee ballots...

For the third time in a week, a Central Ohio county Board of Elections is reporting mistakes made. This time, Delaware County's board said approximately 1000 absentee voters got two ballots in the mail. Officials with the board said only one will coun...

 2020-10-13 22:53 

WTTE

[ FOX Columbus, OH ]

Families press Ohio State and CPD after university district violence...

The family of murdered Ohio State University student Chase Meola is calling him a hero and they want to make sure his memories live forever. Meola, 23 was a marketing student at OSU and was shot to death at a party early Sunday. The man charged with his h...

 2020-10-13 22:46 

WTTE

[ FOX Columbus, OH ]

Ohioans voting in record numbers compared to 2016 election...

The 2020 election is shaping up to be a memorable election with voters turning out in record numbers for early in-person voting. According to the Ohio Secretary of State, the state's early in-person voting has tripled compared to the 2016 election. Of...

 2020-10-13 22:27 

WTTE

[ FOX Columbus, OH ]

Dublin City Schools to discuss bringing back students to the classroom full time...

Dublin City Schools district is preparing to bring students back to the classroom full-time. While nothing has been decided yet, that full-time return-to-class could begin as early as next week. The Dublin City Schools Board is expected to discuss a retur...

 2020-10-13 22:12 

WTTE

[ FOX Columbus, OH ]

DeWine enlists Urban Meyer, Jim Tressel in encouraging COVID-19 ad...

Governor Mike DeWine debuted a public service announcement on Tuesday meant to resonate with Ohioans who love Buckeye football, to follow state guidance on handling the coronavirus pandemic. Watch the clip below: Caption: 9uyt1XUi8BvPM19z. The ad features...

 2020-10-13 22:03 

WTTE

[ FOX Columbus, OH ]

DeWine invokes recent Ohio State killing in call for stricter gun laws...

Governor Mike DeWine on Tuesday renewed his push for a slate of gun control measures in Ohio, mentioning a case in Columbus that's received attention from Ohio to New Jersey. Chase Meola, 23 was shot and killed in an argument over a house party. The M...

 2020-10-13 21:45 

WTTE

[ FOX Columbus, OH ]

Circleville businesses adjust for a season without Pumpkin Show revenue...

For more than 100 years, the Circleville Pumpkin Show has been a staple in the community. "We stay busy, we get to see new faces, it's a good time," said Logan Rhymer, who grew up in Circleville and now works in town. The middle of October typ...

 2020-10-13 21:43 

WTTE

[ FOX Columbus, OH ]

Ohio University places 2 dorms under quarantine due to possible COVID-19 exposure...

On Tuesday, Ohio University announced that it is moving residents of both Jefferson and Tiffin halls into quarantine. This will last from Tuesday, October 13 through Sunday, October 25, under order from the Athens City-County Health Departments due to pos...

 2020-10-13 20:06 

WTTE

[ FOX Columbus, OH ]

Ohio's health department unveils new 'Lab Capacity Database'...

To keep up with the demand for testing, the Ohio Department of Health unveiled a new dashboard meant to help private entities such as schools,nursing homes, pharmacists, and others locate labs to process COVID-19 tests. The...

 2020-10-13 19:11 

WTTE

[ FOX Columbus, OH ]

Ohio State reaches settlements with 23 more survivors in Strauss case...

Ohio State University announced Tuesday that it has reached a $5. 8 million settlement with 23 additional survivors in five lawsuits related to the sexual abuse committed by Dr. Richard Strauss. The university previously settled with 162 survivors for $40...

 2020-10-13 19:01 

WTTE

[ FOX Columbus, OH ]

Ohio State public safety warns against misinformation after student killed...

Ohio State University is warning about misinformation being spread about a recent shooting that took the life of a student over the weekend. In a message posted byMonica Moll, the director of the university's public safety department, she said...

 2020-10-13 17:54 

WTTE

[ FOX Columbus, OH ]

COSI to reopen to members, general public late November...

COSI announced Tuesday it will reopen to members and the general public on Friday, Nov. 20. The Center of Science in Industry in Columbus has been closed due to the pandemic. "We are pleased to be reopening the nation's #1 science center. We have ...

 2020-10-13 17:27 

WTTE

[ FOX Columbus, OH ]

Over 1,400 new coronavirus cases reported in Ohio Tuesday amid surge...

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine is sharing the latest on the coronavirus pandemic Tuesday. Cases rose to 171,626 with 1,447 new cases. Deaths rose by 12 to 5,017 and hospitalizations rose by 123 to 16,565. The governor is speaking for the first time after a record ...

 2020-10-13 09:48 

WTTE

[ FOX Columbus, OH ]

Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools teachers vote to strike, district shares early Tuesday...

Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools teachers voted to strike amid safety concerns during the coronavirus pandemic, the district shared Tuesday. Superintendent Steve Barrett shared his disappointment after the decision in this statement: The Gahanna-Jefferson...

 2020-10-13 09:48 

WTTE

[ FOX Columbus, OH ]

Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools teachers vote to strike, district shares early Tuesday...

Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools teachers voted to strike due to learning and safety concerns during the coronavirus pandemic, the district shared Tuesday. Last week, teachers held a rally outside the district's offices in support of a safe and equita...

 2020-10-13 03:58 

WTTE

[ FOX Columbus, OH ]

Still no announcement from Gahanna Schools, teacher's union on a hybrid model decision...

As of 11:30 p. m. Monday night, the district still had not announced plans for a return to school for kids under a hybrid model. It was in discussions with the teacher's union for most of the day Monday. By 9:30 at night, we were told by the union tha...

 2020-10-13 02:37 

WTTE

[ FOX Columbus, OH ]

Columbus City Schools plans student orientations, delays start to blended learning...

Columbus City Schools is finalizing plans to return to a blended learning model. The district's original planthat ABC 6/FOX 28 reported in late September will be delayed a couple of weeks. Pre-K through 3rd grade was originally scheduled to start next...

 2020-10-13 02:17 

WTTE

[ FOX Columbus, OH ]

VP Pence optimistic on developing coronavirus vaccines as Ohio marks 5,000 deaths...

A grim milestone marked in Ohio on the day of the Vice President's visit to Columbus. Shortly after his campaign event, the news was released that the state had surpassed 5,000 coronavirus deaths. As head of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, he ...

 2020-10-12 23:46 

WTTE

[ FOX Columbus, OH ]

Crowded Pence rally hears VP blast Mayor Ginther, defend Trump...

Vice President Mike Pence made use of his first Columbus visit since March 2019 to hit on popular campaign themes, take a shot at Columbus mayor Andrew Ginther and welcome a popular athlete to his rally crowd. The...

 2020-10-12 23:43 

WTTE

[ FOX Columbus, OH ]

Removed Christopher Columbus statue locations remain empty...

Over the summer, calls for the removal of Christopher Columbus statues were being made across the country amid Black Lives Matter protests. The City of Columbus once home to three statues of the city's namesake. Now, the Christopher Columbus statue at...

 2020-10-12 23:32 

WTTE

[ FOX Columbus, OH ]

Ohio surpasses 5,000 deaths amid pandemic, Columbus numbers remain steady...

Ohio hit a tragic milestone Monday. In the last 24 hours, the state has now surpassed 5,000 deaths, bringing the total number of cases up to 170,000....

 2020-10-12 23:23 

WTTE

[ FOX Columbus, OH ]

Incorrect mail-in ballot replacements on the way to post office, voters...

Replacement ballots for the nearly 50,000 Franklin County voters who received incorrect mail-in ballots are on the way to the post office, a Franklin County Board of Elections spokesperson said Monday. The BOE said they worked through the weekend to prep ...

 2020-10-12 23:20 

WTTE

[ FOX Columbus, OH ]

Marion County early voting center discovered unlocked...

A man trying to cast an early, in-person absentee ballot in Marion discovered the county's early voting center unlocked and empty when he tried to vote on Saturday, October 10. Marion County Board of Elections officials said nothing was missing and no...

 2020-10-12 23:12 

WTTE

[ FOX Columbus, OH ]

Growing memorial for murdered Ohio State student as investigation continues...

There's growing sadness and tension across the Ohio State University campus after a weekend shooting at a former fraternity house took the life of a 5th year marketing student. Chase Meola, 23 of Mahwah, New Jersey was pronounced dead at the scene of ...

 2020-10-12 22:41 

WTTE

[ FOX Columbus, OH ]

Columbus City Council passes resolution designating Oct. 12th as 'Indigenous Peoples' Day'...

October 12th is now 'Indigenous Peoples' Day within the city of Columbus. This comes as the city has not recognized October 12th as Columbus Day since 2018. The resolution was passed during Monday night's council meeting. It honors the native ...

 2020-10-12 22:35 

WTTE

[ FOX Columbus, OH ]

Pickerington parents say they were denied with their demands for student & racial equity...

Students will soon take to the streets in Pickerington for what members of the community are calling inequities within the public school system....

 2020-10-12 21:37 

WTTE

[ FOX Columbus, OH ]

OSU murder suspect was out on bond at the time of the homicide...

A Columbus teenager is back behind bars after being charged with the murder of an Ohio State University student, three days after being released on bond on unrelated charges. Kinte Mitchell Jr, 18, has been charged with murder in connection with the death...

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