A Jackson Twp business owner admits that he did not pay thousands of dollars in taxes to the state. 46 year old Christopher Mulqueen, owner of the Flower Factory, entered a guilty plea Monday to failure to remit sales tax. Several charges were dismissed as part of an apparent plea deal. Reports indicate Mulqueen did not pay between $150,000 and $750,000 in taxes. Mulqueen will go before Stark County Common Pleas Court Judge Frank Forchione for sentencing on November 9th. He faces a max of 18 months in prison.
Mortally wounded by a bullet in his chest, Thomas Burns remained conscious long enough to tell a Columbus police officer that he had been robbed and shot in his Far West Side apartment. âKenny shot me,â Burns said. That dying declaration loomed over a trial in a Franklin County courtroom last week and prevented prosecutors from convincing a jury that the real killer was Robert D. Turner.
State officials removed five tigers from a Marion County property on Monday after the owner failed to complete the necessary steps to legally keep the animals. The tigers, taken from Mike Stapleton of the Paws & Claws Animal Sanctuary on Gillette Road near Waldo, were transferred to the stateâs temporary holding facility for exotic animals in Reynoldsburg.
Voters can begin casting ballots on Tuesday to select Columbusâ first new mayor in more than 15 years and decide whether recreational marijuana use should be legal in Ohio. In-person early voting begins at 8 a.m. at the Franklin County Board of Elections office, 1700 Morse Rd., and will continue through Nov. 2. The general election is Nov. 3. Early voting is also available in every Ohio county.