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Bill Huffman, volunteer with the Greater Hilltop Area Commission stands in front of old Westland Mall.
Debbie Holmes / WOSU

The future of the old Westland Mall may come into focus sooner rather than later, following the recent sale of a Sears store and auto shop. Some longtime West Side residents say it's about time to look forward.

Railroad crossing sign
Robert Couse-Baker / Flickr

Columbus Police now say it was a single-vehicle crash and not a train-involved incident that killed three people on the West Side early Friday.

Debbie Holmes / WOSU

A formerly vacant lot in the Hilltop, once filled with used needles and broken glass, will transform into a campsite for children who don't often get to see the simpler side of life.

Naloxone is an antidote that can help reverse drug overdoses.
John Minchillo / Associated Press

The Franklin County Coroner's Office has recorded a "dramatic increase" in overdose deaths, a total of 18 in one week.  

Kantele Franko / Associated Press

One Monday morning, the slot machines at the Hollywood Casino have already attracted a few gamblers to try their luck. Todd Gillis, 48, is one of them. 

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Police say a worker was crushed to death at a west Columbus sheet molding plant.

One Dead, Five Injured During Interrupted Burglary

Jul 17, 2015
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Police say one person has died and five others have been injured in a fight triggered by a suspected burglary in a west Columbus home.