Ohio is celebrating its 212th birthday with special events at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus.
Family members of the ten Mexicans who died in last week’s apartment building fire say they are grateful for the community’s generosity and support. The family has received at least $26,000 in donations. Antonio Noriega, a brother of one of the men who died in the Lincoln Park West fire, said through an interpreter, that all of the money collected will go to help the family’s impoverished relatives in Mexico.
The state fire marshal’s office says a fire that killed ten people at an apartment complex near Columbus was intentionally set.
As investigators try to determine if language problems contributed to the deaths of 10 Spanish-speaking people in a weekend fire, one local police union official says officers cannot be expected to speak a variety of foreign languages.
Local, state and federal investigators are searching for clues in the ashes of a blaze that this weekend took the lives of 10 people in Prairie Township on the west side of Columbus. The deadly fire is classified as suspicious and investigators are looking for signs of arson.