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Two More Indictments Issued In Firebombing Case

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The blaze at the woman's home was ruled arson after investigators say they discovered gasoline at the scene.
2:44PM
August
11, 2011

Two more people have been indicted on charges of firebombing the house of a 71-year-old rape victim.

Arson Fire Closes Elementary School

12:00AM
August
3, 2010

Stewart Alternative Elementary School won’t be opening later this month with the rest of the Columbus City schools. That’s because an arsonist damaged the school last Friday.

Two More Fires Plague South Side

12:00AM
April
10, 2009

Two more set fires in the last two days on Columbus’ South Side have inspectors looking for new crime clues. And a young boy is at the center of the investigation.

Columbus South Side Residents Want Burnt Out Homes Razed.

A house on Woodrow Avenue is labeled "arson." It's one of ten houses that fire officials deem suspicious blazes.
12:00AM
March 3, 2009

Since early January suspicious fires have burned ten houses on Columbus’s south side. In many of the cases, fire officials suspect arson and they have arrested three suspects. WOSU reports that some neighbors blame the rash of arsons on vacant properties.

Arrests Made in Recent South Side Arsons

12:00AM
March
2, 2009

Three arrests have been made in connection with some of the recent South Side fires. Fire officials are trying to find a link between with those arrested and the most recent four blazes.

Arson Charges Are Pending in Early Morning Fire

12:00AM
August
26, 2008

Columbus firefighters say arson charges are pending against a woman who received first and second degree burns in a fire early Tuesday on the southwest side of the city.

Columbus Arson Squad Investigates Cross Burning

12:00AM
June
19, 2007

Columbus Arson Investigators were called to a northwest side neighborhood to search for clues in an alleged hate crime. A resident found a large wooden cross was burned on his property.

Columbus Church Heavily Damaged by Arsonist

12:00AM
September
6, 2006

Fire officials say arson is the cause of an early-morning blaze that destroyed part of St. Mary’s Macedonian American Orthodox Church on the east side of Columbus. The church’s offices were gutted while the interior of the adjoining sanctuary was heavily damaged.

Church fire ruled an arson

12:00AM
June
26, 2006

Fire officials continue investigating a fire that damaged a Jehovah Witness church on Columbus’ North-East side over the weekend. Investigators have ruled the fire arson, but are not commenting on possible motives or suspects.

New poster campaign seeks information on fatal arson

12:00AM
October
16, 2003

Six months after an arson killed five college students near the Ohio State University campus, the arsonist remains at large. University officials and police have announced a new poster campaign for information in the case.