Latest Columbus News

Indians option Bobby Bradley, recall Zach Plesac to start

Jul. 16, 2019 4:20 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians have optioned first baseman Bobby Bradley to Triple-A Columbus and recalled right-hander Zach Plesac to start Tuesday night against Detroit. Bradley, who was called up on June 22, batted .178 with one home run and struck out 20 times in 45 at-bats in 15 games. He was...

Police mounted unit doesn't horse around with training

Jul. 13, 2019 9:39 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — As Toby Keith and Willie Nelson's "Beer for My Horses" blared from loudspeakers, 13 horses — six of them from the Columbus police mounted unit — lined up in a parking lot outside the former city police academy on the West Side. It was 87 degrees and humid, the sun...

Dispute leaves some Ohio DirecTV customers without NBC

Jul. 13, 2019 9:05 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — DirecTV and AT&T U-verse subscribers in four Ohio television markets are among the 97 markets across the country still without an NBC affiliate station because of a contract dispute. The impasse between AT&T and the owner of the stations, Nexstar Media Group, means NBC...

1 dead, 1 injured in Union County crash

Jul. 12, 2019 11:33 AM EDT

MARYSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say an autopsy is being performed to determine what may have caused a man to crash into a tree in Union County, killing himself and leaving his passenger injured. The Union County Sheriff's Office says deputies were called to the crash scene on an abandoned railroad bed...

Hospital fires 23 workers in case of excessive doses, deaths

Jul. 11, 2019 5:46 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio hospital system where excessive painkiller doses were given to dozens of patients who died fired 23 nurses, pharmacists and managers Thursday and said it is changing leadership, a sign that professional fallout from the scandal has expanded far beyond the intensive care...

Coroners raise new concerns after July overdose death spike

Jul. 11, 2019 5:27 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio coroners are raising new warnings following a spike in drug overdose deaths. Ten overdose deaths were reported through Wednesday in Montgomery County, which is home to Dayton. That number compares with a total of 18 deaths in all of June. Montgomery County Coroner Dr. Kent...

$45M center to test self-driving vehicles opens

Jul. 10, 2019 2:51 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Officials in Ohio have opened a $45 million testing ground for self-driving vehicles. The Transportation Research Center Inc. unveiled its 540-acre (218.5-hectare) SMARTCenter on Wednesday. The state-of-the-art automated and connected testing facility is located in East Liberty, about...

Correction: Injured Veterans-Fertility Help story

Jul. 9, 2019 5:57 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — In a story July 8 about an in vitro fertilization benefit program for injured veterans, The Associated Press erroneously reported the number of times Crystal Wilson and her husband conceived through the Veterans Administration benefit program. They did not conceive through the...

11-year-old boy dies after SUV goes into pond

Jul. 9, 2019 9:11 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police say an 11-year-old boy has become the second person to die after an SUV in plunged into a pond in Ohio's capital city. Columbus police say 11-year-old Leta Galagalo died Monday at a hospital where he was taken after the SUV he was riding in ran into the pond at an apartment...

Ticket-tax opponents petition to put issue on city ballot

Jul. 9, 2019 5:27 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Opponents of two new taxes on arts, sports and entertainment ticket sales in Ohio's capital city have filed petitions seeking to put the matter on the November ballot. They need about 11,000 valid signatures to get a Columbus charter amendment on the ballot. They say they submitted...