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Perry County K9 Argo hospitalized after exposure to meth

Channel 10 news - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 20:46

PERRY COUNTY, Ohio - K9 Argo with the Perry County Sheriff's Office is being treated after he was exposed to methamphetamine while at work on Wednesday.

The sheriff's office said Argo's handler noticed uncharacteristic signs and rushed him to MedVet's emergency room in Columbus.

Doctors will observe Argo and continue his treatment in the critical care unit due to the nature of the incident and elevated vital signs.

The sheriff's office said Argo's handler will spend the night in the hospital and the sheriff's office will provide updates when available.

Argo received a bullet and stab protective vest in 2016 from the non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.

Also in 2016, Argo had surgery for an umbilical hernia that went well.

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Pataskala reminds drivers to park off the streets during snow removal

Channel 10 news - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 19:29

When it's snowing outside and it's slushy, the last thing you want to do is go out there and move your car off the street, but you should.

If you don't, you're making it difficult for those who plow your street. In Pataskala, crews have been out all day clearing roads.

"Since 3 a.m., right when our guys went out," Mayor Michael Compton said.

When Compton isn't sitting behind the mayor's desk, his personal business is helping to remove the snow from the roadways.

He doesn't clean city streets, but personal streets. And, like clockwork, he says he sees it.

"Yeah, it's an every year fiasco," he said.

At least 50 subdivision streets have parking restrictions specifically for snow removal telling drivers not to park on the streets. Compton says the word goes out in quarterly newsletters to help remind people.

"Park your car in your neighbor's driveway that night if you can," he said. "Do anything you can to try to get them off the streets so the guys can go through and clean it out."

Pataskala Public Service Director Alan Haines says the parking restrictions are on the newer subdivisions and that they were not required for older subdivisions. But, after complaints from the fire department last year, he says the city is now working with HOAs and police to help better control the parking in those areas.

Wednesday, pictures were posted to a Pataskala Facebook page from a man saying he noticed damage to his truck after the plow came through. Haines says it was investigated and the man was legally parked, however, the damage wasn't caused by the plow, but by the snow.

"You're trying to push that snow at a certain speed to get it off the road and it's so full of water," Compton said. "Today probably was the worst I've ever seen and I've been snow plowing for 30 years."

The city says it noticed about 50 mailboxes knocked down Wednesday and received about 10 calls. If it's determined a plow hit your mailbox, you could file a property damage claim and possibly be reimbursed up to $60. But, if the damage is due to the snow being pushed by the plow, the city will not cover it. Haines says that's why it's best to stay on the driveway.

"It not only prevents property damage, it also makes our job a lot easier to get the snow cleared from the road," he said.

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OSHP: Prison inmates planned possible escape, riot

Channel 10 news - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 19:01

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The State Highway Patrol says inmates at an Ohio maximum security prison were plotting "a possible escape attempt and possible riot" when the plan was interrupted.

The patrol is investigating the Feb. 12 incident in which authorities confiscated three fake handguns, drawings of handguns, and a fake explosive device.

Prison officials have described the plot at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville as "a very serious and unique situation."

The patrol referred to the possible escape and riot in an initial incident report obtained by The Associated Press through a records request.

Investigators found a fake bomb in a hole in a shower stall frame, three realistic-looking fake guns made to resemble Glock handguns and parts of a fourth gun.

Inmate suspects were placed in restrictive housing.

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Ohio trooper passes away after complications with childbirth

Channel 10 news - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 17:33

ASHTABULA, Ohio – A trooper with the Ashtabula Patrol Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol has passed away following complications with childbirth, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol Retirees’ Association website.

The website said 38-year-old Alison Holmgren, an active trooper with the post, passed after the birth of her second child on Feb. 15.

Her daughter was born healthy and has no issues, according to the website.

Funeral arrangements are pending

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"Steady the boat": Ryan & Nina Day discuss being the 'first family' of Ohio State football

Channel 10 news - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 16:51

A lot has changed for Ryan Day and his wife Nina in a short amount of time.

Ryan took over as the head coach of the Ohio State football team following the Rose Bowl.

And that means Nina is now the First Lady of Buckeye football. She said she’s ready for the role.

“The last two years I started to understand the intensity and the love for the team [and] for Ohio State,” she said. “It is something that I am embracing and learning as I go.”

Ryan and Nina are taking it all in stride and that includes their three young children.

For Ryan and Nina their love affair started a long time ago. They were 5 years old and on the same t-ball team. They went to high school prom together and went to the same college.

“I think anytime you are in a relationship that special, that is something you want to grab on to and not let go,” Ryan said.

Now, the two are at the center of Buckeye football. Ryan and Nina have learned over the years how to cope with the pressure.

Nina, who grew up the daughter of a college basketball coach, learned a long time ago about dealing with the pressures of coaching.

“There has been a lot of ups and downs the last 14 years…he always tells me steady in the boat,” Nina said.

Ryan is on record that he wants to be at Ohio State a long time and he is out to win championships.

He says at home Team Day is stronger than ever and he says that is thanks to Nina.

“It starts with Nina at home with the kids,” he said. “If you were to walk in our house you would see a house that everything has a place and we give Nina a hard time that everything is so organized. That is the way our family is run. The kids know exactly when they are eating going to bed at night and they strive in that environment.”

And keeping things normal is something Ryan and Nina strive for when it comes to their kids.

“We just kind of keep a very normal routine life. They are noticing we are getting a lot more attention everywhere we go but other than that not much has changed much at home because that is the way we want it,” Nina said. “And they know at the end of the day that there is not a minute that goes by that the kids and I don't feel that family is the most important thing and it always will be and so now we just have a much bigger family.”

Ryan and Nina are very excited about the opportunity and they both know it will not be easy.

Coming up on 10TV News at 5, we will hear from Ryan and Nina on how they will deal with raising a young family in the spotlight of Ohio State football.

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Police official: "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett now a suspect

Channel 10 news - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 15:29

Chicago detectives suspect that "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett filed a false police report when he said he was the victim of a racist, homophobic attack in downtown Chicago late last month, a police official said Wednesday.

Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi also tweeted Wednesday that detectives and two brothers who were initially deemed suspects in the Jan. 29 attack were testifying before a grand jury.

Smollett's attorneys, Todd Pugh and Victor P. Henderson, met with prosecutors and police earlier Wednesday afternoon. It's unknown what was discussed or whether Smollett attended the meeting. The attorneys didn't reply to requests seeking comment.

Smollett, who is black and gay and plays the Jamal Lyon on the hit Fox TV show, said he was attacked by two masked men at around 2 a.m. on Jan. 29 as he was walking home from a Subway sandwich shop in downtown Chicago. He said they beat him, made racist and homophobic comments and yelled "This is MAGA country" — an apparent reference to President Donald Trump's campaign slogan, "Make America Great Again" — before looping a rope around his neck and fleeing.

Fox Entertainment and 20th Century Fox Television issued a statement Wednesday saying Smollett "continues to be a consummate professional on set" and that his character isn't being written off the show. The statement follows reports that Smollett's role was being slashed amid the police investigation into the reported attack.

Investigators went through hundreds of hours of private and public surveillance video from the area where Smollett said he was attacked but couldn't find footage of the beating. They did find and release images of two people they said they wanted to question. And last week, police picked up the two brothers at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport as they returned from Nigeria and questioned them about the attack. They also searched the men's apartment.

The men, who were identified to multiple media outlets by their attorney as Abimbola "Abel" and Olabinjo "Ola" Osundairo, were held for nearly 48 hours on suspicion of assaulting Smollett before being released Friday. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said last week that media reports about the attack being a hoax were unconfirmed by case detectives, but on Saturday, he said the men provided information that had "shifted the trajectory of the investigation." He also said detectives had requested another interviewwith Smollett.

The Osundairos' attorney, Gloria Schmidt, hasn't responded to multiple requests for comment from The Associated Press.

Smollett's lawyers have said the actor was angered and "victimized" by reports that he may have played a role in staging the attack.

"Nothing is further from the truth and anyone claiming otherwise is lying," Pugh and Henderson said in a statement Saturday.

Anne Kavanagh, a spokeswoman for Smollett's lawyers, said they would "keep an active dialogue with Chicago police on his behalf." She didn't respond to a request for comment Tuesday.

Chicago's top prosecutor, Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx, recused herself from the investigation Tuesday, according to a one-sentence statement issued by a spokeswoman.

"Out of an abundance of caution, the decision to recuse herself was made to address potential questions of impartiality based upon familiarity with potential witnesses in the case," spokeswoman Tandra Simonton said. She didn't elaborate as to how Foxx was familiar with anyone in the case and she said Foxx would have no further comment. Foxx's first assistant, Joe Magats, will oversee the case, the office said.

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Liberty Township to ask Delaware Co. for $1 million in EMS fees

Channel 10 news - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 15:27

Tuesday evening, Liberty Township trustees passed a resolution that would ask Delaware County to pay $1 million in EMS reimbursement fees.

"The number isn’t just pulled out of the sky," said trustee Melanie Leneghan who voted in favor of the resolution. "In fact, the number is a low number compared to what it costs us to operate EMS. In the township, it costs about $3 million to operate at the level of EMS that we provide."

Delaware County currently serves 455 square miles and operates on an $11.3 million budget.

"Statutorily, we are required to cover the entire county, but we don’t have the ability to cover portions of it," said Chief Mike Schuiling of Delaware County EMS. "In 1971, a partnership was established with Liberty Township Fire Department and Delaware City Fire to conduct EMS operations in specific areas in the county."

Currently, Delaware County pays Liberty Township $250,000 for paramedic services. Trustees now want to quadruple that fee.

Although the resolution was passed by trustees on Tuesday evening, Delaware County had not received notification of the new request as of Wednesday afternoon.

Schuiling says county commissioners will be responsible with voting for or against the plan.

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House Dems readying bill to block President Trump's border emergency

Channel 10 news - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 14:49

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats will file a resolution Friday aimed at blocking the national emergency declaration that President Donald Trump has issued to help finance his wall along the Southwest border, teeing up a clash over billions of dollars, immigration policy and the Constitution's separation of powers.

That could set up a vote by the full House by mid-March, if not sooner. The battle is over a declaration that Trump, whose border wall was the most visible trademark of his presidential campaign, is using to try spending billions of dollars beyond what Congress has authorized to start building border barriers.

Passage by the Democratic-run House seems likely. The measure would then move to the Republican-controlled Senate, where there may be enough GOP defections for approval.

Trump has promised to veto the measure. It seems unlikely Congress could muster the two-thirds majorities in each chamber needed to override a veto.

Aides to Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, were circulating a letter Wednesday to other congressional offices seeking additional co-sponsors to his one-page resolution. "We are planning to introduce it on Friday morning," said the letter, which was obtained by The Associated Press.

Castro's measure, which described Trump's emergency declaration, says it "is hereby terminated." Castro chairs the Congressional Hispanic Caucus.

Congress approved a vast spending bill last week providing nearly $1.4 billion to build 55 miles of border barriers in Texas' Rio Grande Valley while preventing a renewed government shutdown. That measure represented a rejection of Trump's demand for $5.7 billion to construct more than 200 miles.

Besides signing the bill, Trump also declared a national emergency that he says gives him access to an additional $6.6 billion that would be taken from a federal asset forfeiture fund, Defense Department anti-drug efforts and military construction projects.

Democrats and some Republicans say there is no emergency at the border and say Trump is improperly declaring one to work around Congress' rejection of the higher amounts.

The plan for introducing the resolution was initially described by officials at three progressive groups who heard of them from congressional aides but were not authorized to discuss the plans privately.

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'Operation Cabin Fever' nets 17 arrests for Franklin County Sheriff's Office

Channel 10 news - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 14:24

The Franklin County Sheriff's Office launched “Operation Cabin Fever” Wednesday morning in an effort to serve 51-felony arrest warrants in central Ohio. Within an hour of kicking off the felony roundup, deputies already had more than a half-dozen suspects in custody.

"We named this ‘Operation Cabin Fever’ because we decided to help our friends get out of the house on this wintry day. We didn't know mother nature was going to cooperate," said Major Steven Tucker.

At the sheriff's Emergency Operation Center, a team of supervisors oversaw the mission which included several teams of SWAT officers and undercover drug investigators serving felony warrants ranging from drug trafficking to drug possession to escape.

10TV teamed up with a team of law enforcement officers who targeted more than a half dozen addresses in the Hilltop neighborhood in west Columbus.

Tucker said a typical roundup nets a 10-percent success rate. By early Wednesday afternoon, deputies had already arrested 17-out-of-51 wanted felons.

The sheriff's office said the majority of felony arrest warrants are drug-related and said the goal of “Operation Cabin Fever” is to make central Ohio neighborhood's safer and to help connect drug addicts with services and resources to help them get clean and stop committing crimes to fund their addiction.

"It is so important to get those people off the street. If they have an addiction, we want to get them into the system, so we can get them help. If they're trafficking in your neighborhood, we want to get them out of your neighborhood because you deserve to live in a safe neighborhood," said Major Tucker.

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Autopsy: Dublin teen found at Ohio University frat died of asphyxiation from nitrous oxide ingestion

Channel 10 news - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 14:10

The Athens County Coroner determined that 18-year-old Collin Wiant of Dublin died from asphyxiation due to nitrous oxide ingestion.

The coroner's report, however, was unable to determine how much nitrous oxide was in his blood "due to quantitative analysis failure."

Wiant died November 28, 2018, after what his attorney alleges was a hazing incident inside at the Sigma Pi Fraternity annex at Ohio University, where Wiant was a student.

The university ordered the fraternity and all of its members to immediately "cease and desist all organizational activities."

The family filed a civil lawsuit six days ago against the fraternity as well as 10 other unnamed people who were there the night Wiant died.

The attorney for the Wiant family tells 10TV many of those people refused to answer questions about the events leading up to Wiant's death.

On Wednesday, the attorney filed subpoenas to compel them to talk.

The Athens City Police Department continues to investigate the case.

Sigma Pi National Fraternity sent 10TV the following statement:

"We are aware of the tragic passing of Collin Wiant this past November and we continue to extend our deepest condolences to his family and friends. To my knowledge, Sigma Pi International has not been served with a lawsuit involving Mr. Wiant, so we are not able to comment. If we are served with a lawsuit, our attorneys will review and determine the appropriate response."

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Neo-Nazi group posters cause stir In Circleville

Channel 10 news - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 13:50

The presence of red, white and blue posters that began showing up a few days ago have caused a stir in Circleville.

"This is not us. This is not ok, We're not going to let this go on in our town, and we're going to stand up we're not going to let this go," says resident Cameron Jones.

Jones says he tore down two posters two days ago at the corner of Court Street and U.S. 23.

The posters read: "Keep America American. Report any and all illegal aliens. They are criminals."

It's from a group called Patriot Front.

Richard, a member of the group who claims he's been with the organization for the past eight months says, "We object to the term 'hate group.' The goal is to create a white ethno-state. We think diversity is not good for anyone. We are very traditionalist pro-white, anti-Jewish organization. We are against minorities generally. We feel that everyone is better off in their own corner."

According to the Southern Poverty Law Center: Patriot Front (PF) is a white nationalist group that formed in the aftermath of the deadly “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, on August 12, 2017. The organization broke off from Vanguard America (VA), a neo-Nazi group that participated in the chaotic demonstration.

Bob Fitrakis studies groups like these and is co-writing a book about white supremacy in Ohio.

He says the group message is about concern over immigrants but is also really a cover to hide its Neo-Nazi beliefs.

"They 're not about border wall and helping Trump, they are about creating a white supremacist America," he says.

Fitrakis says these groups prey on people who feel left behind by American prosperity and says they pose a danger to communities who allow them to grow.

As for Jones, he says he plans to tear down more of these signs if he sees them.

"Hopefully, we can find out who is doing it. I think it's unacceptable. It's not ok," he says.

Under Brandenburg v. Ohio, the court held that the government cannot punish inflammatory speech unless that speech is "directed to inciting or producing imminent lawless action and is likely to incite or produce such action."

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Kentucky high school student suing the Washington Post for defamation

Channel 10 news - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 12:53

WASHINGTON (WTHR) — The high school students at the center of a viral confrontation with a Native American elder is now suing the Washington Post.

The Washington Post reported Nicholas Sandmann is accusing the newspaper of defamation for how it reported on the video controversy that shows Sandmann's faceoff with Native American activist Nathan Phillips.

According to the Post, the lawsuit said the paper "targeted and bullied" the 16-year-old in an effort to embarrass President Donald Trump. He's suing for $250 million in damages.

The suit says the newspaper "did not conduct a proper investigation before publishing its false and defamatory statements of and concerning Nicholas." It says the report was biased, and ignored further video evidence that provided more context to the situation.

Sandmann's lawyers say the teen and his classmates were waiting at the Lincoln Memorial for a bus when a group of protesters identified as Hebrew Israelites began yelling racial slurs at them. The teens began yelling chants back in response.

The Washington Post responded, saying in part, "We are reviewing a copy of the lawsuit and we plan to mount a vigorous defense."

Sandmann's lawyers say they plan to file addition lawsuits in the weeks ahead.

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Test results: Judge charged with drunk driving was more than twice legal limit

Channel 10 news - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 09:21

A Franklin County Judge had more than twice the legal amount of alcohol in her blood when she was arrested for drunk driving.

10TV has obtained the blood alcohol results for Judge Monica Hawkins. Test results from the state lab show Hawkins blood alcohol level was .199.

That's more than double the legal limit of .08.

A reading that high would result in an enhanced OVI charge under Ohio law.

Pickerington Police dash camera video captured Hawkins' failed field sobriety tests and her arrest.

She refused to take a breathalyzer test, so a judge issued a court order for a blood draw.

During that blood draw, police said Hawkins resisted to the point that hospital security guards had to hold her down.

These new test results have no legal impact on Hawkins, because she pleaded guilty last week to OVI.

Her sentence included a suspended 90-day jail sentence, three days in a residential driver's intervention program, and a one-year license suspension.

After her guilty plea last week, Hawkins declined to answer questions, but said "This has been horrible, but it will make me a better judge."

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Walmart to host Baby Savings Day this weekend

Channel 10 news - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 09:05

Walmart is helping expecting parents by hosting an in-store event dedicated to all things baby.

This Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Walmart stores are inviting soon-to-be parents to participate in Baby Savings Day.

There will be hands-on demonstrations of how to use baby gear, availability to chat with baby experts, and various samples to take home.

The store will have rollback savings on products like cribs, strollers, car seats, bottles, baby monitors and toys. See all the savings here.

Participating stores in Central Ohio include:

  • 6674 Winchester Blvd, Canal Winchester
  • 85 River Trace Ln, Chillicothe
  • 3900 Morse Rd, Columbus
  • 5200 Westpointe Plaza Dr, Columbus
  • 1221 Georgesville Rd, Columbus
  • 5900 Britton Pkwy, Dublin
  • 7730 Sawmill Rd, Dublin
  • 1693 Stringtown Rd, Grove City
  • 8659 Columbus Pike, Lewis Center
  • 1315 N 21ST St Newark
  • 2793 Taylor Road Ext, Reynoldsburg
  • 50 E Schrock Rd, Westerville

To see the complete list of stores around the country, click here.

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Customs intercepts over $12 million in meth at border crossing

Channel 10 news - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 05:49

PHARR, Texas (AP) — Customs and Border Protection agents intercepted nearly $13 million worth of methamphetamine inside a truck carrying frozen strawberries that crossed into the U.S. from Mexico.

The agency on Tuesday said officers working at the Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge cargo facility in Texas used imaging equipment and dogs to inspect the truck on Feb. 16.

Officers discovered 350 packages concealed within the trailer and seized 906 pounds (411 kilograms) of meth.

The 42-year-old Mexican citizen who was driving the truck was arrested and turned over to Homeland Security agents.

Port director David Gonzalez called it an "outstanding interception."

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Ohio State student abducted, killed had complained to police about man

Channel 10 news - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 05:13

MANSFIELD, Ohio — Police records show that a woman abducted from an Ohio college campus and later fatally shot in Kentucky had complained to police about her ex-boyfriend abusing her.

The Mansfield News Journal reports that the records include allegations of sexual assault, stalking, harassment and domestic violence between Skylar Williams and Ty'Rell Pounds.

Williams was a student at Ohio State University's Mansfield campus where authorities say she was forced into a car at gunpoint last week.

Kentucky State Police say Pounds later shot and killed the 20-year-old Williams and a trooper fatally shot Pounds after a chase in Oldham County, Kentucky.

Records from the Richland County Sheriff's Office in Ohio say authorities had interviewed Pounds about sexual abuse allegations made against him.

Williams said the pair had dated three years until October.

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LIVE UPDATES: Central Ohio Traffic Blog

Channel 10 news - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 04:58

Traffic updates around Columbus, Ohio. What to expect for your commute:

Interactive Traffic Map


Friday, March 8, 2019 - 7:55 a.m.

I-71 southbound is closed just south of SR-56 due to a crash

Updates from 10TV Traffic Reporter Molly Brewer:


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Columbus City Schools, several other major districts cancel classes Wednesday

Channel 10 news - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 03:27

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Most major school districts, including Columbus City Schools, are canceling or delaying classes as snow, sleet and freezing rain moves through central Ohio.

WEATHER ALERT: Classes at all Columbus City Schools are CANCELLED today (2/20) because of this morning's winter conditions on roads and sidewalks.

— ColumbusCitySchools (@ColsCitySchools) February 20, 2019

Columbus State Community College has also canceled classes due to the snow and icy conditions.


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Categories: Ohio News

Columbus City Schools Board of Education moves forward with modified facilities plan

Channel 10 news - Wed, 02/20/2019 - 00:24

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Students at some Columbus City Schools will not be in the same building this time next year.

On Tuesday, the Board of Education approved modified recommendations to a facilities proposal to address overcrowding and building utilization at six Columbus schools. The changes will roll out over the next two years.

The recommendations include:

  • Current sixth grade students at Ecole Kenwood French Immersion, Columbus Spanish Immersion Academy, and Hubbard Mastery will remain at the three schools for seventh grade during the 2019-2020 school year.
  • Columbus North International seventh through 12th graders will co-locate with Columbus Global Academy sixth through 12th graders. Those students will move to the former Brookhaven High School on Karl Road at the start of the 2019-2020 school year.
  • Dominion Middle School students will relocate to the North High School building on East Arcadia Avenue during the second half of the 2019-2020 school year.

Back in the fall, the district's Facilities Task Force recommended relocating ninth through 12th graders from Columbus North International and Dominion Middle School. Parents pushed back against the idea, bringing up their concerns such as safety and school feeder patterns.

The district says the modified plan addresses parents' concerns and overcrowding issues at the school.

The district will also begin a year of planning to create a middle and high school immersion program to form a new feeder pattern with Ecole Kenwood, Columbus Spanish Immersion and Hubbard Mastery. The anticipated launch will be in the 2020-2021 school year.

Columbus City Schools say it will open a new middle school immersion plan in the 2020-2021 school year. This will relocate sixth through eighth graders at Columbus Global Academy to the former Dominion Middle School site. The plan will also include a phase-down of the Columbus North International program to serving grades nine through 12 only.

The district will begin planning for needed maintenance projects at the three buildings to be impacted too.

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