A National Transportation Safety Board report says the pilot of a small plane was trying to return Cuyahoga County Airport last week when the aircraft plummeted to the ground, killing all four college students aboard. The preliminary report says the pilot told the controller he was not climbing fast and asked for permission to make a left turn. The controller says the plane appears to have crashed after the pilot began turning. The four men were students at Case Western Reserve University. Among those who died in the crash was 20-year old Lucas Marcelli of Massillon.
Ohio motorists are paying more for gasoline coming out of the long holiday weekend. A gallon of regular gas is averaging $3.51 in today's survey from the Triple-A. That's up about a dime from a week ago, and it's a few cents more than last month at this time. The Ohio average is higher than the national average, which is $3.43. Analysts expect prices to stay lower if refinery production remains strong and unexpected problems don't increase oil prices.
The Grove City Library saga took a surprise turn tonight when a city council member proposed âDoor No. 3â â a third suggestion on where to put the new building.
A pedestrian was seriously injured after he was struck by a vehicle in South Linden this evening.
The Columbus school board unanimously adopted a policy today to officially bar school principals from making after-the-fact changes to grades on their own. Once the grading period ends, school administrators who want to change a studentâs grade will have to fill out forms to justify the change, get permission from a central-office official and then have a district data worker make the change.
Delaware Countyâs economic-development director was fired today without explanation. Gus Comstock said heâs not sure what happened.