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 [...]
Ohio Soldier Killed In Afghanistan, Friendly Fire Suspected
Justin Hilton, a 25-year-old soldier from southern Ohio, was one of five American troops killed this week during an airstrike in southern Afghanistan according to his cousin, Mindy Helton.
Mindy Helton says military representatives visited Justin Helton’s parents’ home in Beaver early Tuesday to inform them of his death.
A Pentagon spokesman says five troops were killed Monday during “a security operation” and the likelihood that friendly fire caused their deaths is under investigation.
Mindy Helton, Justin Helton’s cousin by marriage, says his immediate family isn’t commenting publicly.
According to Mindy Hilton, Justin Hilton, who specialized in handling explosives, had been in Afghanistan about two months and was engaged to be married.
Hilton had been in the Army since 2010, she said.