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Another chilly day ahead of more showers

News Channel 4 - Tue, 01/18/2022 - 03:03
QUICK WEATHER FORECAST:
  • This morning: Mostly cloudy and chilly, low around 20
  • Today: Mostly cloudy & cold, high 32
  • Tonight: Mostly cloudy, low 32 and rising
  • Wednesday: Cloudy, then chance for PM showers, high 40
  • Thursday: Partly cloudy & cold high 24
  • Friday: Mostly sunny & cold, high 25
  • Saturday: Some clouds, chilly, high 29
FORECAST DISCUSSION:

Good morning and happy Tuesday!

It's going to be another chilly day ahead of our next chance for showers and a cold end to the workweek.

Measurable snowfall has moved out of the area, but we are seeing just a few flurries to start the morning thanks to a chilly breeze over an unfrozen lake to the north. As flurries wrap up early this morning, we'll be left with clouds and chilly temperatures. Highs today will reach around the freezing mark, which is about 5 degrees below normal for this time of year.

Tonight, winds will start to shift out of the south. This will usher in warmer air and help temperatures to start rising after midnight. Tomorrow, we'll start the morning with clouds and temperatures in the mid 30s. Highs will keep climbing to 40 degrees by the afternoon ahead of a cold front. With this front, we will start to see rain showers by the afternoon and evening, followed by a brief transition to snow Wednesday night.

High pressure will start to move in again by the end of the week. This will help to clear out the clouds, but remember that sunshine does not always mean warmer temperatures. Highs Thursday, Friday and Saturday will only climb into the 20s.

Have a great day!

-Liz

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With higher snowfall totals, Chillicothe continues storm cleanup

News Channel 4 - Mon, 01/17/2022 - 19:16

CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (WCMH) – Snow cleanup continued across central Ohio Monday as many areas outside Columbus deal with higher snow totals.

One of those communities is Chillicothe, with reports showing the area got anywhere from five to seven and a half inches of snow. As of Tuesday night, Ross County was still under a Level 2 Snow Emergency.

Walking around downtown Chillicothe, some businesses have shoveled out from the weekend storm, adding to big piles of snow that the city’s mayor said will eventually be cleared.

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“I saw it raining first and then it started snowing and I was, like, ‘Oh, man. Here we go,’” said Chillicothe resident Joe Palmer.

Some of the snow Palmer shoveled ended up going onto a pile for his son to sled on.

“As soon as it gets like this, this is exactly where he goes,” he said. “He stays out here until I have to drag him inside.”

Kristina Davis’ children also enjoyed the snow, spending part of their day sledding.

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“They layered up and were ready to go, so here we are,” Davis said.

But the latest blast of winter weather was not all fun and games. Palmer had to leave home before 6 a.m. Monday. He found the roads were not in bad shape, due in part to Chillicothe’s plow drivers.

“Our main goal is getting the main roads and the hills especially passable,” said Chillicothe Mayor Luke Feeney. “We’ve got quite a few hills in town, so we start there.”

Feeney said he knows there is still work to be done on side streets, but many main roads in the city are down to the pavement. However, some parking spots downtown are still covered and there are big piles of snow.

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Feeney said dump trucks are often called in to help clear those piles.

“Even though at the height of it, we’ve got five or six trucks out and people really working hard to make the roads passable first,” he said. “The work doesn’t end for, sometimes, a week or two after the big snowfall.”

Feeney said crews will continue working overnight into Tuesday to hit those roads that are still in need of clearing.

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Columbus police: Girl, 14, found shot at Bexley gas station

News Channel 4 - Mon, 01/17/2022 - 19:14

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) -- Columbus police are investigating after a 14-year-old girl was shot inside city limits and dropped off outside a gas station in Bexley Monday night.

According to police, officers responded to the Speedway station on the 2200 block of East Livingston Avenue at approximately 7:11 p.m., where they found the victim.

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Police said the shooting happened near Rand Circle in east Columbus, about two miles away from the gas station.

The girl was taken from the gas station to Nationwide Children's Hospital, where she is listed in stable condition.

There is no word on who drove the girl to the gas station.

The incident remains under investigation.

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Man, 52, reported missing from east Columbus hospital

News Channel 4 - Mon, 01/17/2022 - 17:34

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) -- Columbus police are searching for a man they said went missing from Mt. Carmel East Hospital Saturday.

Scott F. Federer, 52, has grey hair and blue eyes. He is approximately 5-feet, 9-inches tall and weighs approximately 150 pounds.

He was last seen wearing grey/white sweat pants and a beige/green hooded jersey.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Columbus police at 614-645-4624.

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Central Ohio animal rescue asking people to take Betty White Challenge one step further

News Channel 4 - Mon, 01/17/2022 - 17:18

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) – Betty White would have turned 100 Monday, and fans across the country are giving back in her name for the Betty White Challenge.

The challenge encourages fans to donate $5 to local animal rescues and shelters.

Stop the Suffering Animal Rescue of Ohio is taking the challenge one step further.

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The rescue works with several other rescue organizations and shelters throughout the state. While White spent most of her life raising money for various animal charities, organizers at Stop the Suffering said her advocacy to improve and protect the health of animals directly aligns with its mission to end animal homelessness in central Ohio.

With some positive reinforcement – and some tasty treats – Margot Black and Elle Miller train and advocate for thousands of animals through Stop the Suffering.

“We aim to have no more homeless pets.”

For the last 20 years, the foster-based organization has been running a weekly transport to southern Ohio to bring back dogs from rural shelters and rescues to central Ohio to find their forever homes.

“We went from adopting 60 dogs a year to, last year, we adopted out 554," Black said.

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Black said that while donations through the Betty White Challenge will always be welcome, it’s more important people emulate the late actress and open their hearts or homes to animals in need.

“Just being an advocate and a volunteer can make a huge impact,” she said.

Stop the Suffering relies on hundreds of volunteers and it’s in desperate need of foster homes.

"Our fosters are working around the clock, most of them aren't taking breaks anymore between fosters because there is such a high demand,” Black said.

"It's so exciting to see them move on and then kind of get that next one,” Miller said of fostering.

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She started fostering dogs two years ago, and Sam, who sat next to her like a perfect good boy, is the 40th dog she’s welcomed into her home.

"You know, you try and teach your kids to give back, but being able to demonstrate that every single day and just wrap it up in our daily routine, it's been an easy and fun way to teach that life lesson,” Miller said.

It’s a lesson she said everyone can learn through White’s legacy.

"Lifelong animal lover and just someone that, you know, throughout decades and decades was just true to her passion of saving animals and promoting animal welfare,” Miller said.

Black said the average time a foster dog stays in a home varies between four and six weeks and if potential foster parents fear attachment, consider this:

“You’re helping them on their journey and although it hurts your heart, when you see and get updates about their home, you’re, like, crying happy tears instead,” Miller said.

She hopes the Betty White Challenge will inspire fans to volunteer or foster for years to come.

“It's not just something you talk about when there's a fun hashtag, but it's something you really do live every day,” Miller said.

Stop the Suffering has a supportive community of foster parents and adopters. Both women said potential fosters will not be alone – the nonprofit provides veterinary care, advice, and any supplies needed to welcome a dog into a parent’s home.

For more information on becoming a Stop the Suffering foster parent, click here.

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Columbus police searching for suspects in armed robbery of carry-out

News Channel 4 - Mon, 01/17/2022 - 16:34

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) – Columbus police are asking for the public’s help after a carry-out business was robbed at gunpoint over the weekend.

On Sunday at approximately 7:18 p.m., one man entered the business on the 1400 block of North High Street. A second man quickly followed.

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Police said the robbery started when the second man pulled a gun, pressing it against the clerk’s head, threatening to kill him. At this point, the first man emptied the cash register. Both suspects then fled the business on foot with a small amount of money, police said.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Columbus police at 615-645-4665.

Surveillance photos from the incident are below.

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Woman files wrongful death lawsuit against Lewis Center nursing facility

News Channel 4 - Mon, 01/17/2022 - 16:16

LEWIS CENTER, Ohio (WCMH) -- A central Ohio woman wants answers and accountability after her husband died in a Lewis Center nursing home last year.

Luana Mowery filed a lawsuit against the home, its parent company, and a nurse claiming negligence and wrongful death following her husband's death in May 2021.

Paul and Luana Mowery met at work.

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“Both of us worked at the phone company. We got married in 1990, and both of us had been married before,” Luana said. "We were just really close. We liked to do the same things. We bowled and did everything together."

Just two years after the Mowerys vowed to cherish each other, in sickness and in health, Paul suffered three strokes and an aneurism.

“He had no short-term memory after he initially got sick, but we did OK,” Luana said.

Luana cared for Paul at home for more than 20 years, but eventually placed him in a nursing home when she said, “He needed more care than I could give him.”

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In 2019, Luana transferred Paul from the home where he'd been living to Capri Gardens in Lewis Center, which had just been built. She said she toured the facility and liked what she saw.

“I had considered the staff my family, and I trusted them to take care of my husband and keep him safe,” she said.

Luana said the staff at Capri Gardens communicated well with her initially, Zooming with her regularly to discuss Paul's care as the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic prevented her daily visits to the home.

Paul was placed in hospice care in January 2021. He died May 20.

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According to reports from the Ohio Department of Health and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, a nurse went into Paul’s room to check on him at 6:45 a.m., toward the end of her night shift. The nurse reported that she removed his tracheostomy mask because it was soiled.

Roughly an hour later, a nurse from the day shift went into Paul’s room and found him dead.

“We don’t know how long it took him to die," Luana said. "But I was denied the privilege of being with him when he passed, because of the way he died.”

Reports from multiple agencies are consistent in describing a death by suffocation because Paul's tracheostomy tubing was on the floor, not connecting him to the oxygen he needed to survive.

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While the nurse told federal investigators in June that she'd forgotten to replace the mask she’d just removed (and wasn't sure why) and moved onto another task, a different report filed by the home with ODH states, “The director stated that (Paul) had the ability to displace the tubing.”

“It’s deplorable to me. I just can’t fathom why they would say that,” Luana said. “He couldn’t move. The only thing he did was open and close his eyes.”

Luana hopes this lawsuit filed against the home, parent company Foundations Health Solutions and the nurse will shine light on exactly what led to Paul’s death.

“I need to get justice for Paul. I want to make sure that no other family goes through what we’ve been through,” Luana said. "I knew he was declining, and it was only a matter of time, but just in the way he died is just hard for me to accept."

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According to CMS, Capri Gardens put staff through additional training and fired the nurse involved in Paul’s death the day after he died.

Clara Wukelich, Foundation Health Solutions' Director of Risk Management, told NBC4 Investigates the company was unable to comment on pending litigation.

The nurse lost her nursing license and will need to undergo additional education and a mental evaluation if she wants to get it back.

NBC4 Investigates was unable to reach the nurse for comment.

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MLK Jr.'s dream honored at Ohio History Museum

News Channel 4 - Mon, 01/17/2022 - 16:14

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) -- Hundreds of parents and their families spent their Monday at the Ohio History Museum honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr at the museum’s annual open house event.

Children got a chance to learn about King through music, keynote speakers, and arts and crafts, expressing what King meant to them.

Jamille Jones, part of Pint Size Protestors, said King's dream still lives on.

"My dream is that someday, events like this can really be about just building the community, but that we aren't so actively fighting for the same things as MLK was fighting for years ago,” Jones said. “That someday that dream can become a reality.”

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Another parent said bringing people together – something the world needs more of -- is why events like this are so important.

"It's very important that he keeps the dream alive and also keeps hope alive in his life as he is moving forward,” said parent Natalie James of her son. “Also, not having to suffer the same injustices that MLK Jr. did during his time.”

James said it's also important her son is around others that look like him, who can discuss the same challenges, and help lift each other up.

"Everyone should be treated fairly in society,” she said.

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Artist-in-residence celebrates spirit of Aminah's son

News Channel 4 - Mon, 01/17/2022 - 15:57

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) -- An artist who knew Aminah Robinson has begun a residency at her house on the east side of Columbus. But it's his brief encounter with the famous artist's son Sydney that haunts him today.

Richard Duarte Brown -- pronounced "Do art!" -- met Aminah Robinson in 1991. Robinson received a MacArthur Foundation genius award in 2004 for her art which celebrates Black family and the African diaspora.

"While I was awe-struck by Aminah, and just excited to meet a lady who was an artist, and I looked at her as a mother figure because we're always finding what we need in people..." recalls Duarte, "I looked at her son [Sydney] and said, because he was just sitting on the steps...I said: 'So what do you think about your mother being an artist?'

"Instead of saying, 'Sydney, what do you dream about?'"

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Sydney lost his life to depression when he was aged 27, in 1994.

Duarte has gone over that awkward first encounter many times in his mind. In Duarte's day-to-day life, he memorializes Sydney by making a point to find out how people are doing inside of themselves.

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"For a mother to lose her son, to live with that hurt, the rest of her life," Duarte said, "she lived in this space that her son was no longer in. She could see Sydney on a regular, continual. Just like I see Sydney from the few moments I had with him in time. It's eternal."

The artist wants to leave something of Sydney's spirit in the house. "Hopefully, when this is finished, people will come here and see something that's left that reminds them of Sydney in this space, or makes them think of Sydney."

Duarte won the 2022 Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson fellowship from the Greater Columbus Arts Council and the Columbus Museum of art. It runs Jan. 3 – Apr. 3, and includes a $15,000 grant and a residency at Aminah’s in-home studio.

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As a fatherless kid with a difficult relationship with his mom, Duarte found that artists stepped up for him, and became his family. This set in motion an enduring theme: Searching for family.

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"I had the chance to wander in Elijah Pierce's barber shop and hear him say, 'don't touch this,' not realizing what it all meant. Not understanding grandfather, because I didn't have one. [Elijah Pierce] was like this immediate grandfather figure."

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Working as a visiting artist in schools, and with Transit Arts, Duarte intends to "pass the brush" to the next generation of artists. Smoky Brown, another Columbus artist, was a father figure to Duarte; Brown died in 2005.

But more than that, he encourages the students he meets to stay alive, and to thrive.

"You don't find all the treasures that you're looking for in the world in the libraries, museums and banks," Duarte said. "You find them in the graveyard, never done, never spoken, never dreamed, never lived, and never experienced."

He hopes that people will understand that falling down is part of life. "If you've never failed, you haven't tried."

A painting to be finished

Streetlight Guild -- an art and performance space on East Main Street run by writer Scott Woods -- opened in 2017. Duarte Brown was the inaugural artist. During his residency, Duarte plans to finish the painting at Robinson's house, and speaks about his vision for the work:

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Flurries taper off, a cold Tuesday ahead

News Channel 4 - Mon, 01/17/2022 - 15:22
QUICK WEATHER FORECAST:
  • Tuesday: Mostly cloudy & cold, high 30
  • Wednesday: Cloudy, chance PM rain/snow, high 40
  • Thursday: Partly cloudy & cold high 24
  • Friday: Mostly sunny & cold, high 24
FORECAST DISCUSSION:

Good evening everybody!

After a snowy Monday, we've got a cold Tuesday ahead. Flurries taper off into the late Monday evening hours, and we've got the chance for a freezing drizzle as we head into the evening and overnight hours. This could make for slick conditions on the roads with temperatures well below freezing as you start your Tuesday. Be careful and drive slow during your morning commute.

Tuesday will be a mostly cloudy day, with "feels-like" temperatures starting off in the single digits in the morning. High temperatures will reach the low to middle 30s across the region making for a cold day.

Our next chance for moisture is Wednesday afternoon with rain chances during the day, shifting to snow during the late evening hours. Highs will reach the upper 30s to low 40s during the day Wednesday.

Bundle up and stay safe out there!

-McKenna

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Tell Me More: A walk towards forgiveness

News Channel 4 - Mon, 01/17/2022 - 15:15

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) -- In an instant our lives can change...and the once clear path we had for our future we can no longer see. Dr. Johannes Christian's moment came 20 years ago...and he's still walking toward forgiveness. Brad Johansen tells us more about how this former reverend didn't let his life-changing moment diminish his ability to forgive. Watch his report in the player above.

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Central Ohio snowstorm brings business boom for some

News Channel 4 - Mon, 01/17/2022 - 15:06

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) -- For some, Sunday’s snowstorm was a welcome sight and good for business.

The snowfall across central Ohio has some snow removal companies out in full force for the first time this winter, with many of those companies all booked up for the day and into the evening hours Monday.

“This is the first time we’ve really dropped a plow all season and it’s just been all hands on deck,” said Jacob Wood with Wood Landscape Services.

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Even though the storm has passed, there are still several central Ohio counties under a snow emergency, meaning the crews have a lot of work ahead of them.

Wood said crews were busy all morning, day, and booked through the night.

“No tolerance places were salted — actually pre-salted earlier on Sunday and we came in to start on the rest of the contracts which are a 2-inch, 3-inch threshold to start plowing,” he explained.

Wood Landscaping Services has about 200 winter weather contracts in Franklin County.

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Plow drivers weren’t the only ones busy Monday.

“We’re moving them faster than we can replenish them,” said Jeff Lynn, talking about shovels. He’s the store manager over at Schreiner Ace Hardware on 5th Avenue in Grandview Heights.

Lynn said the show has had a steady stream of people looking for all types of winter needs.

“Yesterday was the big day — I think final totals were a little bit better pinpointed, so we did quite a bit in snowblowers, shovels, you know, common winter goods,” Lynn said.

Wood said this storm brought the kind of fluffy snow he prefers but predicts his teams will have to double back and resalt some already-treated areas.

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He added the snow business is important for them.

“We try to keep as many people employed as we can,” Wood said. “We brought ourselves on that so when there’s no snow, it makes it a little bit more difficult and we work around the shop, so to get a snow like this, it always helps.”

Wood said there are ways residents can help, especially if the crews are tackling a big job.

“At complexes like this — letting us plow and do the work and kind of just trying to stay out of the direct path of when we’re in machinery and operating,” Wood said.

Wood said his crews are working 17 routes Monday, splitting the work between about 25 employees.

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Best state capitals: Columbus ranks 8th

News Channel 4 - Mon, 01/17/2022 - 13:22

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) -- Economic well-being, affordability, education, health, and quality of life were measures for one survey that found Columbus ranks eighth in state capitals that make the best homes.

A survey from WalletHub found that Austin, Texas rated best for affordability, economic well-being and quality of education and health. But Columbus wasn't far behind, ranking eighth overall in those categories.

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At the top of the survey was Austin, Texas, with Raleigh, North Carolina, close behind. Both cities have high household incomes and the highest percentage of adults with bachelor's degrees or higher. Both are good places to have babies, with among the lowest premature death rates of all the state capitals. And of the two, Raleigh has a lower crime score.

At the bottom of the study was Trenton, New Jersey, the worst state capital according to this survey.

Trenton has high unemployment and scored poorly on median household income. It's at the bottom of cities for people holding a bachelor's degree or higher.

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Apparently Trenton is also boring, with some of the fewest attractions of all the state capitals.

Data for the study was drawn from the census, Bureau of Labor Statistics, FBI and other government agencies.

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Create the Ultimate U with Live Happy Live Well

News Channel 4 - Mon, 01/17/2022 - 12:46

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Getting into the best physical shape is not just about exercising. In this Live Happy Live Well segment, Zoe Guirlinger walks Shawn Ireland through the four dimensions of wellness to help shape a healthy and successful lifestyle. Troy McGowan stresses that every body is different and it is important to listen to your own while working out.

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De-clutter your bathrooms with ShelfGenie of Columbus

News Channel 4 - Mon, 01/17/2022 - 12:42

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Parents arrested after 1-year-old dies of fentanyl poisoning

News Channel 4 - Mon, 01/17/2022 - 12:14

CIRCLEVILLE, Ohio (WCMH) -- Circleville police have arrested two people for involuntary manslaughter after a 1-year-old died ingesting fentanyl.

According to a social media post, police say that two children were brought Sunday to an emergency room: a 1-year-old not breathing and a 3-year-old who was ill and vomiting.

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The 1-year-old was pronounced dead in the hospital and the 3-year-old was later released to family. It was discovered that both children had ingested fentanyl, with their parents later admitting to using and selling fentanyl and crack cocaine, police said.

Both parents were unaware of how the children acquired the fentanyl.

Police have arrested and charged the parents, 25-year-old Nicholas Lee and 26-year-old Brianna Roush, on counts of involuntary manslaughter, child endangering, drug trafficking, and drug possession.

Lee and Roush are being held by the Pickaway County sheriff until their initial court appearance.

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Coronavirus in Ohio Monday update: Over 19,500 new cases, 2.4 million total

News Channel 4 - Mon, 01/17/2022 - 11:10

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — The Ohio Department of Health has released the latest numbers related to the coronavirus pandemic in the state.

Numbers as of Monday, Jan. 17 follow:

TotalChangeNew cases2,403,645+19,538Hospitalizations102,294+165ICU admissions12,290+14Deaths*30,922N/A*–Deaths are updated twice a week, usually on Tuesdays and Fridays

The 21-day case average is above 22,000.

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The department reported 2,563 people started the vaccination process, bringing the total to 7,108,819, which is 60.82% of the state’s population. And 10,173 received booster shots.

The Ohio Hospital Association reported the following numbers related to COVID-19 patients:

Hospitalized patients
with COVID-19

No.Percent of
total beds
Percent of total
beds availableTotal6,07224.9%18.1%In ICU1,15626.53%17.37%On ventilator80415.96%60.04%

The White House announced the federal website to request free COVID-19 tests Wednesday. Scientists warn that omicron’s whirlwind advance practically ensures it won’t be the last version of the coronavirus. COVID vaccinations may temporarily lengthen a woman’s menstrual cycle, a new study reveals.

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Ohio State moves down three spots in AP Poll for second week running

News Channel 4 - Mon, 01/17/2022 - 10:05

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — For the second week in a row, the Ohio State Buckeyes men's basketball team has dropped three places in the latest AP Poll. Ohio State moves down to No. 19 after being No. 16 last week and No. 13 the week prior.

The Gonzaga Bulldogs became the new No. 1 team in the nation after last week's top-ranked Baylor Bears fell to Oklahoma State on Saturday.

The Buckeyes had another week with two games and a split of results with a Thursday loss to Wisconsin in Madison followed up with a Sunday home win against Penn State 61-56.

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Ohio State has a quick turnaround with its next home game on Tuesday against IUPUI at Value City Arena. This game was added to the schedule after the Buckeyes missed multiple weeks due to COVID-19.

The Buckeyes will remain in Columbus and play Nebraska on Saturday to return to Big Ten conference action.

AP TOP 25 POLL (JAN. 17) 1Gonzaga (14-2)2Auburn (16-1)3Arizona (14-1)4Purdue (14-2)5Baylor (15-2)6Duke (14-2)7Kansas (14-2)8Wisconsin (14-2)9UCLA (11-2)10Houston (15-2)11Villanova (13-4)12Kentucky (14-3)13LSU (15-2)14Michigan State (14-3)15Iowa State (14-3)16USC (14-2)17Illinois (13-3)18Texas Tech (13-4)19Ohio State (11-4)20Xavier (13-3)21Providence (14-2)22Loyola-Chicago (13-2)23Texas (13-4)24Tennessee (11-5)25UCONN (11-4)

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Columbus police make arrest in December homicide

News Channel 4 - Mon, 01/17/2022 - 09:06

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) -- Columbus police have charged a 19-year-old man in a December fatal shooting.  

According to the Columbus Division of Police, at about 10:18 p.m., December 10, officers were called to the 2300 block of Century Drive on the report of a shooting.  

When officers arrived on scene, they found Kameron Guishard, 20, aka “Kam Nutty” suffering from a gunshot wound.  

Man killed in Jackson Co. ATV crash

Guishard was taken to an area hospital where he later died from his injuries.  

On Monday, police announced SWAT officers had arrested 19-year-old Laquan Brandon Stewart and charged him with murder in connection to the shooting.  

Police continue to investigate and ask anyone with information to call the CPD Homicide Unit at 614-645-4730 or Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-8477.

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When will my street in Columbus be plowed?

News Channel 4 - Mon, 01/17/2022 - 07:04

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) -- Columbus roads are slick Monday morning after snowfall overnight has Franklin County under a Level 2 snow emergency.

If you've woken up and haven't seen your street cleaned off, how can you find out when the plows will come and clean it?

List: Counties in central Ohio with snow emergencies

To find out, you can use this website called Columbus WarriorWatch that uses GPS trackers to show you when roads have been plowed and the priority of your street to be cleaned.

If you are on the roads with snow plows, be sure to give them plenty of room to work, do not try to pass them, and watch for sudden stops or turns.

COTA suspends fares Monday due to winter weather

Storm Team 4 has issued a Weather Alert Day because of the snow. Here is our latest forecast.

As of 8:45 a.m. Monday, no freeway closures were being reported in Columbus, but crews were asking for patience as they plowed area roads. Follow this link for the latest traffic conditions.

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