Franklin County Sheriff Zach Scott said, Wednesday, he will run for Mayor of Columbus next year.
Relatives and friends have held candles in the cold outside the Ohio house where three people died in a Christmas Eve fire.
The owner of the Franklinton home where three people died on Christmas Eve has been hit with code violations for another property.
Columbus fire investigators say a space heater caused a Christmas Eve fire that killed a 4-year-old boy, his mother and a man at a Franklinton home reported to be vacant.
Columbus fire investigators have not said what caused the Christmas Eve blaze in the Franklinton neighborhood.
Flooding along the Mississippi River has already caused 1-point-5 billion dollars in damage. With more and more levees failing, more devastation is expected. Central Ohio’s levee system – and the Scioto River – are small in comparison. But is major flooding possible here?
The Franklinton section of Columbus has been hard-hit by foreclosures. On Monday Mayor Coleman and Sen. George Voinovich visited the area to discuss the crisis. Sen. Voinovich has introduced legislation in Congress to help homeowners who are struggling with their mortgages.
Monday afternoon, officials, dignitaries and neighbors gathered in Franklinton to dedicate the Franklinton Floodwall. The $134-million, 7-mile long wall aims to protect neighborhoods along the west bank of the Scioto River. The last major flood to hit the area was in 1959. WOSU’s Mike Thompson spoke with some people who lived through the ’59 flood who now hope the high water will never return.