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OSU student dies after suffering "medical event" in Columbus Pelotonia ride

News Channel 4 - Sun, 08/07/2022 - 07:56

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) -- Pelotonia CEO Doug Ulman announced that a man died after a "medical event" during the Columbus ride on Saturday.

According to a Pelotonia media release, Mason Fisher, an Ohio State student and three-time rider, was participating in a 102-mile bicycle ride when he experienced medical issues and later was pronounced dead.

Police look for answers in 2021 shooting death of 28-year-old woman

“We are heartbroken by the loss of Mason, who was selflessly riding in Pelotonia to help cancer patients – a cause he was personally connected to," said Ohio State University President Kristine Johnson. "The death of a student impacts the entire Buckeye Family and I know that all of us send our deepest expressions of sympathy to his parents, family, and friends.”

Ulman stated that a moment of silence will be observed during Sunday's Pelotonia ride.

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Connecting with COSI: Farm Days & Seed Necklaces

News Channel 4 - Sun, 08/07/2022 - 07:45

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — Storm Team 4 meteorologist Liz McGiffin met up with Dr. Marci Howdyshell, Senior Director of Scientific Content and Research at COSI, to talk about Farm Days.

Dr. Howdyshell demonstrated an experiment that shows how seeds grow into a plant that will also be shown on Farm Days at COSI.

Who are the most famous people from central Ohio? Interactive map allows you to click and see

You can watch the demonstration in the video player above.

Farm Days will be on the northwest side of the COSI building August 10-14 and is included with COSI General Admission and Memberships. Click here to learn more about Farm Days or reserve tickets.

During that week, there will also be a COSI After Dark, an event where COSI is open to adults who are 21 and over. The next COSI After Dark will be on Thursday, August 11 from 7-10 p.m. To learn more about this event or purchase tickets in advance, click here.

For more information about COSI, look into exhibits that are currently open, or check when they are open, you can visit COSI.org.

Check out some previous experiments below:

Invisibility experiment

Using bubbles to learn about engineering

Molecular realignment with liquid nitrogen

How astronauts stay safe from intense heat

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Man allegedly stole wallets and phones at Zoombezi Bay, per sheriff's office

News Channel 4 - Sun, 08/07/2022 - 06:02

POWELL, Ohio (WCMH) -- The Delaware County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man who allegedly stole multiple personal items, including wallets and phones, while at Zoombezi Bay water park in Powell.

Surveillance image of alleged suspect courtesy of Delaware County Sheriff's Office.

DCSO states that the thefts took place on July 28 between 2:30 p.m. and 4:45 p.m.

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The suspect allegedly took multiple bags from people that contained wallets, credit cards, and phones, per the sheriff's office.

Anyone with information is asked to email Deputy Gaunt at bgaunt@co.delaware.oh.us.

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Who are the most famous people from central Ohio? Interactive map allows you to click and see

News Channel 4 - Sun, 08/07/2022 - 06:02

GREENSBORO, N.C. (WGHP) – Who is the most famous person from your hometown? Go ahead, guess.

If you hail from, say, Randolph County, North Carolina, you would likely scream “Richard Petty.” After all, the former stock car racer is known as "The King." Or maybe you're from Tupelo, Mississippi, the birthplace of Elvis Presley (another King, coincidentally).

Others might be well-known to U.S. residents too. Anyone from Columbus, Ohio might immediately point to golf legend Jack Nicklaus. And those from Omaha, Nebraska, would probably name Warren Buffet.

Recipes from Ohio

But no matter where you're from — burg to borough — you probably know of at least someone you consider to be the most famous person from your region.

If you have no idea — or if you want to argue about what you do know — now you can look up such names in a pretty spectacular way.

Actress Maggie Grace was born in Worthington, Ohio and starred in the Taken trilogy and in the TV series Lost. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

A computer developer named Topi Tjukanov has created a virtual globe that you can turn, scan and zoom to find the most famous names in any given region all over the world (they are large and bold), or even someone a little more obscure from your hometown.

At the broadest level of scanning, users might catch such names as Pablo Picasso, Muhammad (not the boxer), Winston Churchill, Nelson Mandela, Marilyn Monroe, Jimi Hendrix, Donald Trump or Barack Obama.

But upon zooming in, the map becomes more defined, and more names are added.

An article for InsideHook, a web technology magazine, says Tjukanov used Wikidata (think Wikipedia) and a mapping software called Mapbox to create the map.

The entries are based on places of birth, and the database is said to be cross-verified and includes 2.39 million people born between the years 3500 B.C. and 2018. That’s a lot of cross-verifying.

Keep on clicking

With a click, you can sort the data by sports, culture, discovery, and science and leadership — sort of a “Jeopardy!” board in front of your very eyes.

When you click a name, the map provides a thumbnail of information that includes a “notability rank,” a gender ID, a living/dead determinant and a link to the subject's Wiki file.

There is rank in the ranks Olympic diver Abigail Johnston hails from Upper Arlington and won a silver medal in the London 2012 Olympics. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

You can go pretty low on the food chain of notoriety, and, like a lot of things involving Wikipedia, you have to wonder at how clearly the information was sorted and reported.

The level of "notability" might be arguable too, depending on how you rank fame.

Honolulu-born Barack Obama ranks No. 1, while singer Rihanna comes in at 76.5 and star soccer player Christiano Ronaldo at 182 – all higher than Jesus, of Bethlehem, who is No. 204.5 on the notability rank. He also gets a “nope” under “is still alive," which may be a point of argument for some. You can see more on how the notability index was created here.

Discrepancies aside, the map should spark plenty of conversation — and perhaps even a few arguments — along with a bit of fun.

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9 injured in mass shooting outside Cincinnati bar, per police

News Channel 4 - Sun, 08/07/2022 - 05:11

CINCINNATI, Ohio (WCMH) -- Nine people are injured after a mass shooting in downtown Cincinnati early Sunday morning, according to the Cincinnati Police Department.

CPD Lieutenant Colonel Mike John said that the suspect fired roughly 15-20 rounds and hit nine people outside a bar on Main Street. None of the victims are in critical condition, according to CPD.

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Police state that the preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect was actively firing a gun when an officer shot at them. It is unclear if the officer's shot hit the suspect.

Cincinnati police say the suspect fled the scene and is not in custody.

No further information is known at this time.

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Police look for answers in 2021 shooting death of 28-year-old woman

News Channel 4 - Sun, 08/07/2022 - 05:00

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) -- Central Ohio Crime Stoppers are looking for community help to find a possible suspect in the shooting death of Amber Calloway, 28, in west Columbus last year.

On July 27, 2021, officers were called to the 700 block of Doulton Court close to 9:45 p.m. where they found Calloway suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

Calloway was taken to Grant Medical Center where she later died from her injuries.

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According to police, the suspect(s) were both wearing masks and left the scene before CPD officers arrived.

Crime Stoppers is offering a cash reward for any information leading to the arrest of any possible suspect(s).

Anyone with information can call the Central Ohio Crime Stoppers at 614-461-8477 or send a tip to stopcrime.org. All tips are anonymous.

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Muggy weekend, few pop-up storms

News Channel 4 - Sun, 08/07/2022 - 04:45
Columbus and Central Ohio Weather

A stalled boundary has been the focus for bands of showers and storms will gradually wash out while keeping the weather warm and muggy.

The high humidity will continue to fuel scattered showers and storms, but with longer dry periods, as pockets of rain become widely spaced and less organized. High temperatures will warm to the upper 80s with some afternoon sunshine.

A cold front dipping southeast will feature more opportunities for showers and thunderstorms late Monday through Wednesday. Cooler and drier air will move in later in the week and bring pleasant temperatures and sunshine.


Forecast
  • Sunday: Mix clouds and sun, isolated storms, warmer. High 88
  • Tonight: Warm, sticky. Low 73
  • Monday: Mix clouds and sun, storms later. High 89
  • Tuesday: Showers, storms. High 84 (72)
  • Wednesday: Morning showers, some clearing. High 81 (68)
  • Thursday: Sunny, less humid. High 82 (64)
  • Friday: Sunny. High 80 (59)
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Recipes from Ohio

News Channel 4 - Sun, 08/07/2022 - 04:30

A 2019 study by Hotschedules, a restaurant and hospitality software, revealed that Americans eat out a lot. In fact, 56% of Americans told the company that they eat out two to three times a week, which included both in-restaurant dining and ordering takeout. Diners certainly have a wide variety of options to choose from: There are more than 1 million restaurants throughout the country, according to the National Restaurant Association.

Of course, eating local favorites is a special kind of treat—so to help you on this home cooking journey, Stacker scoured Allrecipes’ collection of more than 3,000 recipes grouped by state to bring you a list of beloved favorites from Ohio.

Many of these recipes are great for any skill levels—so don’t worry if your culinary expertise leave something to be desired. Keep reading to gain some inspiration for your next meal.

1 / 36 Allrecipes Peanut Butter and Chocolate Candy Cake

- Servings: 25
- Yield: 10 x 16 inch sheet cake
- Number of ingredients: 10
Read more about the recipe here

2 / 36 Allrecipes Buckeyes I

- Prep: 15 minutes
- Cook: 5 minutes
- Additional: 30 minutes
- Total: 50 minutes
- Servings: 30
- Yield: 5 dozen
- Number of ingredients: 5
Read more about the recipe here

3 / 36 Allrecipes Cincinnati Chili I

- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 15
Read more about the recipe here

4 / 36 Allrecipes Amish Meatloaf

- Prep: 15 minutes
- Cook: 1 hr
- Total: 1 hr 15 minutes
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 1 - 9x5 inch loaf
- Number of ingredients: 12
Read more about the recipe here

5 / 36 Allrecipes Pecan Sour Cream Pound Cake

- Prep: 30 minutes
- Cook: 1 hr 30 minutes
- Additional: 20 minutes
- Total: 2 hrs 20 minutes
- Servings: 12
- Yield: 1 - 10-inch Bundt or tube pan
- Number of ingredients: 12
Read more about the recipe here

6 / 36 Allrecipes Authentic Cincinnati Chili

- Prep: 15 minutes
- Cook: 3 hrs 30 minutes
- Additional: 8 hrs
- Total: 11 hrs 45 minutes
- Servings: 10
- Yield: 10 servings
- Number of ingredients: 16
Read more about the recipe here

7 / 36 Allrecipes Best City Chicken

- Prep: 20 minutes
- Cook: 55 minutes
- Total: 1 hr 15 minutes
- Servings: 7
- Yield: 14 skewers
- Number of ingredients: 9
Read more about the recipe here

8 / 36 Allrecipes Buckeye Balls II

- Prep: 45 minutes
- Cook: 10 minutes
- Additional: 30 minutes
- Total: 1 hr 25 minutes
- Servings: 30
- Yield: 5 dozen
- Number of ingredients: 6
Read more about the recipe here

9 / 36 Allrecipes Slow Cooker Sauerkraut and Sausage

- Prep: 15 minutes
- Cook: 4 hrs
- Total: 4 hrs 15 minutes
- Servings: 5
- Yield: 4 to 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 4
Read more about the recipe here

10 / 36 Allrecipes Buckeye Cookies III

- Servings: 18
- Yield: 3 - 4 dozen
- Number of ingredients: 6
Read more about the recipe here

11 / 36 Allrecipes Bloody Mary Mix

- Prep: 5 minutes
- Additional: 8 hrs
- Total: 8 hrs 5 minutes
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 (6 ounce) servings
- Number of ingredients: 8
Read more about the recipe here

12 / 36 Allrecipes The Sarge's Goetta - German Breakfast Treat

- Prep: 5 hrs
- Cook: 10 minutes
- Additional: 1 hr 20 minutes
- Total: 6 hrs 30 minutes
- Servings: 20
- Yield: 20 servings
- Number of ingredients: 8
Read more about the recipe here

13 / 36 Allrecipes Cincinnati-Style Chili

- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 18
Read more about the recipe here

14 / 36 Allrecipes Tomato Juice Spaghetti Sauce

- Prep: 30 minutes
- Cook: 2 hrs
- Total: 2 hrs 30 minutes
- Servings: 12
- Yield: 12 servings
- Number of ingredients: 12
Read more about the recipe here

15 / 36 Allrecipes Sunday's Apple Pie

- Prep: 45 minutes
- Cook: 50 minutes
- Total: 1 hr 35 minutes
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 1 pie
- Number of ingredients: 6
Read more about the recipe here

16 / 36 Allrecipes Easy Buckeye Bars

- Prep: 20 minutes
- Additional: 30 minutes
- Total: 50 minutes
- Servings: 24
- Yield: 1 10x15-inch jelly roll pan
- Number of ingredients: 6
Read more about the recipe here

17 / 36 Allrecipes Shaker Lemon Pie

- Servings: 8
- Yield: 1 - 9 inch pie
- Number of ingredients: 4
Read more about the recipe here

18 / 36 Allrecipes Buckeyes II

- Servings: 18
- Yield: 3 dozen
- Number of ingredients: 5
Read more about the recipe here

19 / 36 Allrecipes Lauren's Cincinnati Chili

- Prep: 20 minutes
- Cook: 3 hrs
- Total: 3 hrs 20 minutes
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 16
Read more about the recipe here

20 / 36 Allrecipes Chef John's Cincinnati-Style Chili

- Prep: 20 minutes
- Cook: 1 hr 5 minutes
- Total: 1 hr 25 minutes
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 20
Read more about the recipe here

21 / 36 Allrecipes Amish Poor Man's Steak

- Prep: 15 minutes
- Cook: 1 hr 10 minutes
- Additional: 8 hrs
- Total: 9 hrs 25 minutes
- Servings: 5
- Yield: 5 servings
- Number of ingredients: 7
Read more about the recipe here

22 / 36 Allrecipes Buckeye Balls

- Servings: 18
- Yield: 3 dozen
- Number of ingredients: 6
Read more about the recipe here

23 / 36 Allrecipes Vinegar and Egg Crust

- Servings: 24
- Yield: 1 - 9 inch double or 3 single crusts
- Number of ingredients: 6
Read more about the recipe here

24 / 36 Allrecipes Jack's Old-Fashioned Beef and Vegetable Soup

- Prep: 25 minutes
- Cook: 4 hrs 15 minutes
- Total: 4 hrs 40 minutes
- Servings: 10
- Yield: 10 servings
- Number of ingredients: 21
Read more about the recipe here

25 / 36 Allrecipes Skyline® Dip

- Prep: 10 minutes
- Cook: 15 minutes
- Total: 25 minutes
- Servings: 16
- Yield: 16 servings
- Number of ingredients: 3
Read more about the recipe here

26 / 36 Allrecipes Homemade Vegetable Juice Cocktail

- Prep: 1 hr
- Cook: 40 minutes
- Total: 1 hr 40 minutes
- Servings: 40
- Yield: 10 quarts
- Number of ingredients: 15
Read more about the recipe here

27 / 36 Allrecipes Potato Candy from Ohio

- Prep: 20 minutes
- Additional: 2 hrs 30 minutes
- Total: 2 hrs 50 minutes
- Servings: 24
- Yield: 24 slices
- Number of ingredients: 6
Read more about the recipe here

28 / 36 Allrecipes Cincinnati Skyline Chili

- Prep: 20 minutes
- Cook: 1 hr 30 minutes
- Total: 1 hr 50 minutes
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 15
Read more about the recipe here

29 / 36 Allrecipes Baked Beans III

- Prep: 5 minutes
- Cook: 1 hr
- Total: 1 hr 5 minutes
- Servings: 5
- Yield: 4 to 6 servings
- Number of ingredients: 3
Read more about the recipe here

30 / 36 Allrecipes Buckeye Balls I

- Servings: 144
- Yield: 12 dozen
- Number of ingredients: 5
Read more about the recipe here

31 / 36 Allrecipes Buckeye Cookies II

- Servings: 30
- Yield: 5 dozen
- Number of ingredients: 5
Read more about the recipe here

32 / 36 Allrecipes Chocolate Chip Chunk Cookies

- Servings: 18
- Yield: 3 dozen
- Number of ingredients: 10
Read more about the recipe here

33 / 36 Allrecipes Best Bresslin' Pasta Casserole Done Cincinnati Style

- Prep: 30 minutes
- Cook: 1 hr 30 minutes
- Total: 2 hrs
- Servings: 8
- Yield: 8 servings
- Number of ingredients: 15
Read more about the recipe here

34 / 36 Allrecipes Cincinnati Chili II

- Servings: 5
- Yield: 5 servings
- Number of ingredients: 10
Read more about the recipe here

35 / 36 Allrecipes Pork Chops in White Wine

- Prep: 30 minutes
- Cook: 1 hr
- Total: 1 hr 30 minutes
- Servings: 4
- Yield: 4 servings
- Number of ingredients: 6
Read more about the recipe here

36 / 36 Allrecipes Tweed Squares

- Prep: 20 minutes
- Cook: 25 minutes
- Additional: 1 hr
- Total: 1 hr 45 minutes
- Servings: 12
- Yield: 12 servings
- Number of ingredients: 16
Read more about the recipe here

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Group lets ill children be 'A Kid Again' at Columbus zoo

News Channel 4 - Sat, 08/06/2022 - 20:33

POWELL, Ohio (WCMH) – Children and their families dealing with life-threatening illnesses were treated to a special event Saturday night at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.

The A Kid Again organization invited the families for a Dream Night at the Zoo – a night of free admission, food, and special games set up just for the children.

The zoo was closed to all other guests, giving those families a unique chance to get up close to the exhibits.

On Saturday, 3,700 people with the organization participated in the dream day.

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A Kid Again was founded in central Ohio and has expanded to other states. All of the activities the group organizes are free to the families.

“It gives them a chance to have fun and to just be a kid,” said Christy Kirkbride, who was at Saturday’s event with her daughter. “We don’t get to do a lot of programs; Emma is in the hospital quite frequently with lung issues. So this just gives us a time to be a family and have fun.”

“Just to hear their stories and what they go through, they can forget about all those things,” said Travis Gulling, executive director for A Kid Again. “They can put illness in a timeout and just feel like a kid again.”

Families can apply to attend future events for A Kid Again by visiting the foundation’s website.

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Bronzeville event pushes end to violence, investment from city

News Channel 4 - Sat, 08/06/2022 - 16:05

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) – Members of the King-Lincoln Bronzeville community are saying enough is enough with the violence, and on Saturday, gathered to promote a solution.

Leaders said that solution needs to come from within the community, and everyone must work together with officials to do so.

Saturday’s “Push for Peace” event was about surrounding the community with positivity and faith.

Pelotonia’s fight against cancer returns to Columbus roads

People young and old danced along to uplifting music and listened as residents introduced pushes to end gun violence.

Event organizer, Pastor Edward Lewis, with Bethany Presbyterian Church, said he wants Bronzeville to be a place where the next generation can thrive and not worry about violence.

“We’ve got to bring people together,” he said. “We can’t sit in our different churches, different homes, different places. We need to come out in the community. Let's talk, let's work together, and let's try to vacuum that space that police cannot do but we can do something about.”

Bronzeville leaders are also calling on Columbus leaders to invest in the community.

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Event helps central Ohio women 'know their numbers'

News Channel 4 - Sat, 08/06/2022 - 14:47

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) – Closing the health gap for Black women was the goal of the Uplift Her event Saturday in Columbus.

Ohio State University Partnering in Negative Statistics joined with the African American Male Wellness Agency to create the event, where women can receive health screenings and information on resources.

The goal is to help women of color work toward ending health disparities.

It’s a cause close to Uplift Her Chairwoman Tracey Sigers’s heart; her mother recently had an unexpected blood clot, highlighting the importance of knowing your numbers.

Ohio Women Veterans Conference offers resources

“Knowing your numbers, knowing your cholesterol numbers, knowing your blood pressure numbers,” she said. “That’s why it’s important for women to come today because my mom was never sick and now she’s recovering. Thank God she’s off her oxygen, but you just never know what’s lingering in your body.”

NBC4’s own Cynthia Hill was at Saturday’s event, receiving her screening alongside U.S. Congresswoman Joyce Beatty.

For more health resources for Black women, click here.

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Ohio Women Veterans Conference offers resources

News Channel 4 - Sat, 08/06/2022 - 14:41

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) – For the first time since 2019, the Ohio Women Veterans Conference returned for its day-long event on the Ohio State University campus.

Hundreds of women attended. It’s set up not only to connect veteran women with each other, but also with medical resources, job placement services, and other resources.

Director of the Ohio Department of Veterans, Deborah Ashenhurst, said women who served tend not to think of themselves as veterans, which makes events like this that much more important.

“You are special,” said Ashenhurst, a retired Major General. “You’ve earned some privileges and some opportunities and we want to make sure you’re aware of.”

Normally a biannual event, it was not held in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic; the last conference happened in 2019.

For anyone who is interested in information but could not attend Saturday's event, visit the Ohio Department of Veterans Services' website.

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Pelotonia's fight against cancer returns to Columbus roads

News Channel 4 - Sat, 08/06/2022 - 14:35

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) – The Pelotonia ride is back and fully in action this weekend, with more than 6,500 riders taking to trails ranging from 20 miles to 200 miles Saturday and Sunday, all with one goal in mind: Cycling for a good cause.

“We’ve seen an increase in ridership this year,” said Pelotonia Vice President for Community Engagement and Partnerships Eric Olsavsky. “We’re up about 10 percent over last year and fundraising is up as well. We’re at nearly $13 million already this year.”

This year marked the 14th annual Pelotonia ride, an event that raises money for cancer research, a cause that is important for many of the riders.

“Whether they’re riding 20 miles or 200 miles through Sunday, the emotion that comes through as they cross that finish line, cause, you know, that they’re riding for someone,” Olsavsky said. “It’s just something that you can’t duplicate.”

Ohio Women Veterans Conference offers resources

Cancer survivors like Evan DeCarlo, 15, take part in the ride, getting support all along the way.

“My favorite part is definitely seeing everybody else on the side of the road,” he said. “It makes me feel appreciated and feels like I’m doing a good thing.”

It takes just about 3,000 volunteers to make the ride happen, volunteers like Suzanne Knotts. An employee for the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Knotts said she has seen first-hand how funds from the ride help patients.

“I get to meet patients that are directly impacted,” she said. “I’ve actually had friends that are, you know, survivors now because of the research that we’ve done with Pelotonia.”

The last half of the ride is scheduled for Sunday, with some of the riders taking time to stop overnight before continuing on the trek.

Anyone who wants to contribute to Pelotonia’s efforts to raise funds for cancer research can do so by clicking here.

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One dead after southeast Columbus shooting

News Channel 4 - Sat, 08/06/2022 - 13:59

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) -- One man is dead after a shooting Saturday afternoon in the Merion Village neighborhood of Columbus.

The shooting was reported via ShotSpotter at approximately 2:43 p.m. near the intersection of Frebis Avenue and Wager Street. Police said approximately six gunshots were reported.

Man charged after threatening to kill woman on bus in north Columbus

According to Columbus police, the victim was driven from the scene to Nationwide Children's Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 3:08 p.m.

Columbus Division of Poice Commander Dennis Jeffrey said it's concerning to see a shooting so close to innocent people and believes the community is suffering from the violence.

"The fact is while we are lower than we are last year, we're still really concerned any time we have any gun violence, so it's very concerning," he said.

At this time, police believe the shooting to be an isolated incident.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Columbus police at 614-645-4545.

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Warm, sticky weekend, few pop-up storms

News Channel 4 - Sat, 08/06/2022 - 12:30
Columbus and Central Ohio Weather

A stalled boundary draped over Ohio that has been the focus for bands of showers and storms will gradually wash out while keeping the weather warm and muggy. 


The high humidity will continue to fuel scattered showers and storms, but with longer dry periods, as pockets of rain become widely spaced and less organized. High temperatures will generally be in the low 80s, limited by cloud cover with some breaks of sun, then warming to the upper 80s on Sunday with more afternoon sunshine.


A cold front dipping southeast will feature more opportunities for showers and thunderstorms late Monday through Wednesday. Cooler and drier air will move in later in the week and bring pleasant temperatures and sunshine.

Forecast
  • Saturday: Mostly cloudy, muggy, scattered showers. High 82
  • Tonight: Some clearing, muggy. Low 70
  • Sunday: Clouds, isolated showers and storms, some clearing p.m. High 87 
  • Monday: Mix clouds and sun, storms later. High 89 (71)
  • Tuesday: Showers, storms. High 80 (73)
  • Wednesday: Morning showers, some clearing. High 81 (69)
  • Thursday: Sunny, less humid. High 83 (64)
  • Friday: Sunny. High 81 (61)
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Man charged after threatening to kill woman on bus in north Columbus

News Channel 4 - Sat, 08/06/2022 - 12:26

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) -- Columbus police are looking for a man who they said spit on a woman after threatening to kill her while they were on a COTA bus in late July.

Suspect photo courtesy of Columbus Police

Police said the incident occurred on July 26 at around 8 a.m. when the 54-year-old woman got on the bus at the intersection of Indianola Avenue and Glenmount Avenue in Clintonville.

After she sat down, a man began to harass her and threatened to kill her and cause bodily harm, according to police.

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The man allegedly spit on the woman after the bus driver asked him to get off. Shortly after, he got off the bus, police said.

The suspect is facing an aggravated menacing charge, police said.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Columbus police at 614-645-4035.

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Video shows moment stolen truck crashed into Columbus camera store

News Channel 4 - Sat, 08/06/2022 - 07:11

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) – Surveillance video sent to NBC4 captured the moment a stolen truck was used by a burglar as a battering ram Friday morning to get into a Columbus camera store.

The video shows the utility truck, which investigators say was stolen from BBR Utility Contractors, going through the front entrance of Midwest Photo at 2887 Silver Dr.

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The full surveillance video can be seen below. Video courtesy of Moishe Appelbaum.

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Police said they believe a second suspect also acted as a getaway driver, as the burglar left the stolen truck inside the entrance. A photo taken at the scene showed parts of the ceiling had been pulled down when the truck plowed through the entrance, and wreckage from the crash littered the floor of the store.

Investigators told NBC4 that the burglar made off with several items from Midwest Photo, but did not have further details. The store's website indicates that it sells professional photo and video cameras, tripods, lighting kits, gimbals and more. Many of the products for sale on the website start at $500 or more.

Categories: Ohio News

Ohio man found guilty of posing as funeral director

News Channel 4 - Sat, 08/06/2022 - 05:00

TOLEDO, Ohio (WCMH) -- A Lucas County judge convicted an Ohio man of multiple felony charges for providing funeral services without a license.

Lucas County Common Pleas Court found Shawnte Hardin guilty Friday of 31 charges, including six counts of abuse of a corpse, eight counts of posing as a funeral director and two counts of theft, according to the office of Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost. He will be sentenced Aug. 26.

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Hardin operated several unlicensed businesses in Lucas, Cuyahoga, Summit and Franklin counties. They included Hussain Funeral Directors, Celebration of Life Memorial Chapels, Hardin Funeral Home, Inc., American Mortuary Services and Transportation and Shawnte Davon Hardin Services, LLC.

In September, 2021, the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigations removed two bodies from a building he was using for a makeshift funeral home at 1615 E. Livingston Ave.

This past January, authorities found more than 80 cremated human remains while searching a vacant church in Akron. Many of the remains have been identified and returned to family members, although some have yet to be claimed, said Yost's office.

Yost's office asked anyone whose loved ones may be impacted to call BCI at 855-224-6446.

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See how many Confederate memorials still exist in Ohio

News Channel 4 - Sat, 08/06/2022 - 04:30

Dozens of Confederate memorials around the United States were taken down on the heels of a 2015 mass shooting at a church in Charleston, South Carolina, carried out by American white supremacist Dylann Roof, who murdered nine Black parishioners including the church’s pastor.

Two years later, in defiance of plans to take down a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville, Virginia, hundreds of self-described neo-Nazis and white supremacists gathered for a “Unite the Right” rally. Clashes at that rally with counter-protesters peaked when a man drove his car into a crowd of counter-protestors, injuring 19 people and killing one woman named Heather Heyer. At the end of the August event, three were dead, dozens injured, and the ongoing debate over whether Confederate monuments ought to be protected or removed remained unresolved.

The debate gained renewed fervor in 2020 following the May 25 murder of George Floyd. Protests in cities and small towns around the country and world included acts of civil disobedience such as covering Confederate monuments in graffiti or toppling Confederate statues and other monuments perceived as symbols of oppression and slavery. Across the United States, pressure mounted to take such monuments away and out of the public eye, with dozens of municipalities taking action to do so.

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There remain more than 2,000 Confederate monuments in the U.S., according to the “Whose Heritage?” data project by the Southern Poverty Law CenterStacker analyzed the SPLC’s research and ranked states according to which have the most Confederate memorials, including statues, parks, schools, streets, highways, or practically any structure which, in one way or another, honors a Confederate figure or the whole coalition of seceded states. Data was last updated Jan. 21, 2022 (released Feb. 1).

Keep reading to find out how many Confederate monuments still stand in your state, and to learn about recent debates over what to do with them, or read the national story here.

Ohio by the numbers

- Total number of Confederate symbols: 6
- City with the most Confederate symbols: Milford (3 symbols)
- Number of symbols removed since 1880: 1

Ohio lawmakers in June 2020 refused to ban Confederate flags and other symbols at county fairs, but Gov. Mike DeWine on June 23 said he wasn’t opposed to removing Confederate statues and memorials throughout the state.

The Robert E. Lee Dixie Highway Monument was removed in 2017 after standing for almost a century; several roads named for Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas Jonathan “Stonewall” Jackson remain in the Southwest corner of the state.

The first half-dozen Confederate monuments went up as soon as the Civil War ended in 1865. From then until 1900, most years saw between two and six monuments go up. Then, installations surged: In 1911 alone, 49 Confederate monuments were erected around the country, according to the SPLC. 1911 also coincides with the peak of Jim Crow laws designed to disadvantage Blacks and perpetuate segregation. Other surges appear throughout the first half of the 20th century, with pronounced increases in Confederate monuments going up throughout the civil rights movement and smaller increases at the turn of the 21st century and immediately following the election of President Barack Obama in 2008.

Various groups stand by claims that these memorials serve as important historical markers; others argue the memorials glorify white supremacists and ignore those who were hurt, enslaved, and killed by the scourge of racism in this country. Some historians suggest looking at how post-war Germany has handled its past: Concentration camps serve as museums that detail the horrors that occurred therein so people never forget what happened; with nary a Hitler or SS statue to be found. Instead, statues and monuments memorialize victims who were lost as well as those who survived.

Continue below to see which states have the most Confederate memorials in the country.

States with the most Confederate memorials

#1. Virginia: 290 Confederate symbols (107 removed since 1880)
#2. Georgia: 285 Confederate symbols (26 removed since 1880)
#3. Texas: 242 Confederate symbols (65 removed since 1880)
#4. South Carolina: 224 Confederate symbols (4 removed since 1880)
#5. North Carolina: 176 Confederate symbols (31 removed since 1880)

Categories: Ohio News

Man, 58, dead after car hits fence in Scioto County crash

News Channel 4 - Sat, 08/06/2022 - 04:18

SOUTH WEBSTER, Ohio (WCMH) -- One man is dead after a Friday afternoon crash in South Webster in Scioto County, according to the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

OSHP states that Andy Adkins was driving a Honda west on Collier Road at around 3:20 p.m. when it went off the right side of the road and turned over after hitting a fence.

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Adkins was pronounced dead at the scene by the Scioto County Coroner.

No further information on the crash is known at this time as OSHP continues to investigate.

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