WOSU News Archives For: January 7, 2014

4th And Gay Water Line Repaired

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The massive rupture of the water main near 4th and Gay Streets has been repaired.
5:09PM
January
7, 2014

Repairs to the large water main that ruptured Monday flooding several downtown Columbus streets are compete. Officials will investigate to determine what caused the line to break.

Ohio Justices Dismiss Case Against ODNR

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The Ohio Supreme Court dismisses a case by the Sierra Club against the Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
11:20AM
January
7, 2014

The Ohio Supreme Court has dismissed an environmental group’s case seeking documents related to alleged illegal dumping of wastewater from oil and gas drilling into a northeast Ohio storm sewer.

A Second Water Leak Flows On Downtown Streets

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City crews continue repairs to a ruptured water main at the intersection of Gay and Fourth Streets
10:57AM
January
7, 2014

As workers repair a water main break at Gay and Fourth Streets, another downtown leak is reported at Main and High. Officials say this one is not as large as the one Monday night that turned parts of downtown into a river.

Historic Emmitt House Destroyed In Fire

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The building has gone through several owners over recent years and several openings and closings. The current owner had reopened it in September.
10:56AM
January
7, 2014

The historic Emmitt House in Waverly burned Monday night as firefighters dealt with frigid temperatures trying to put it out. Officials said the restaurant, built as a hotel in 1861, is probably a total loss.

Columbus Council Votes To Fend Off Vote On Arena Deal

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8:26AM
January
7, 2014

Columbus City Council is trying to keep the city’s contract to purchase Nationwide Arena off of the ballot.

Columbus Shelters Fill As Temperature Dives

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Ice forms on Scioto River in downtown Columbus as temperatures fall below zero
5:00AM
January
7, 2014

Central Ohioans are bracing for another frigid day on Tuesday- one that has started even colder than yesterday. Schools have closed for a second consecutive day. Ohio State University is closed again. The bitter cold has paralyzed much of the area and increased demand for emergency shelter.