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Vigil Held At Burned Out Home Where 3 Died

90 Wisconsin Avenue site of fatal fire
Makeshift memorial at 90 Wisconsin Avenue where two adults and a child died in a Christmas Eve fire.
3, 2012

Relatives and friends have held candles in the cold outside the Ohio house where three people died in a Christmas Eve fire.

Landlord Charged With Renting “Uninhabitable” Home

30, 2011

The owner of the Franklinton home where three people died on Christmas Eve has been hit with code violations for another property.

Firefighters: Space Heater Caused Fatal Franklington Fire

division of fire
Columbus Division of Fire
December 28, 2011

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 Firefighters Identify Three Bodies Found Inside Home

Fire investigators have not said what caused the Christmas Eve blaze.
26, 2011

Columbus fire investigators have not said what caused the Christmas Eve blaze in the Franklinton neighborhood.

Is Central Ohio’s Flood Control Adequate?

Alum Creek Dam: Part of Central Ohio's flood control system
June 18, 2008

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?

Sen. Voinovich Pushes Foreclosure Assistance Legislation

Sen. Voinovich (R-OH) and Columbus Mayor Coleman tour a rehabilitated part of the Franklinton neighborhood.
December 11, 2007

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.

As floodwall is dedicated, Franklinton recalls 1959

15, 2004

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.