Several hundred people gathered Tuesday night in east Columbus to protest a Missouri grand jury’s decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson for shooting and killing Michael Brown in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.
Police say a speeding SUV hit a pole, veered into some woods, and apparently struck the 12-year-old girl somewhere along the way.
The blaze near the site of R.D. Holder Oil Co. sent 200-foot flames into the air and sent local students home early Thursday.
Ohio’s Department of Transportation says it will install more cable median barriers in an effort to reduce the number of what are called crossover crashes. One of those crashes claimed four lives near Springfield. The deaths occurred when a tractor trailer truck crossed the median on Interstate 70 and struck a small passenger bus.
The Simpsons movie debuts this summer. The animated series is set in a fictitious “Springfield.” But no one knows whether that’s Springfield, Ohio, Oregon, Illinois, Missouri, Massachusetts or where. So the film’s producers want those real-life cities to compete to host the premiere of the movie. But some Ohio lawmakers aren’t big fans of the animinated series.