Last year, real-estate developer and art collector Ron Pizzuti opened the doors to the Pizzuti Collection in the Short North, a venue at which to showcase his vast art collection. After purchasing his first piece of art in 1972, he has since amassed more than 1,500 works by artists ranging from Frank Stella to Ai [...]
New Albany Doctor Charged With Murder Of Pregnant Woman
A New Albany doctor has been charged with two counts of murder in the death of a young Pataskala woman and her unborn baby.
Deanna Ballman, 23, was eight months pregnant when she was found dead inside a car in rural Delaware County last summer. Family members said she went missing while responding to a Craigslist job ad for cleaning a house in the New Albany area.
Police quickly zeroed in on a home owned by physician Ali Salim. He’s now charged with giving Ballman a lethal dose of heroin before raping her.
The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office says he was arrested at his home today and taken to the county jail while awaiting arraignment.