Columbus artist Ric Stewart combines his love of art and motorcycles, most notably through sculpture. We visit his workshop at the Columbus Cultural Arts Center where he demonstrates for us the “lost-wax” method of bronze casting.
Owner Of Ohio Home Where 3 Died Faces New Charges
Prosecutors have filed misdemeanor charges against the landlord of a reportedly vacant Ohio home where a Christmas Eve fire killed a 4-year-old boy, his mother and a man who was staying with them.
Court records show 72-year-old Sam Vazirani was charged Friday with 20 building code violations for letting people live in a home that the city had said should be vacated.
The Columbus Dispatch reports city prosecutors pursued the charges against Vazirani after Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien chose not to file a felony charge over the deaths.
Investigators believe a space heater ignited a mattress to start the blaze, but O’Brien says they can’t prove it in court.
Vazirani is scheduled to be arraigned Feb. 28. A message was left Saturday for his attorney.