west side Finally Purchased, Old Westland Mall Could Be Demolished And Revived By Debbie Holmes • May 1, 2019 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. Three Found Dead After Crash On West Side By Steve Brown & Nick Evans • Feb 15, 2019 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. Columbus Kids Go 'Camping In The Hood' At Hilltop Garden By Debbie Holmes • Jun 22, 2018 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. Franklin County Sees 'Dramatic Increase' In Overdose Deaths By Adora Namigadde • Mar 28, 2018 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. Five Years After Hollywood Casino's Opening, Much Of West Side Yet To Cash In By Debbie Holmes • Nov 7, 2017 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. Worker Killed In West Columbus Industrial Accident By The Associated Press Ohio • Jun 21, 2016 Google Maps Police say a worker was crushed to death at a west Columbus sheet molding plant. One Dead, Five Injured During Interrupted Burglary By The Associated Press • Jul 17, 2015 Flickr / Creative Commons 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.