In July of 2010, the City of Columbus received one-million dollars from the federal Neighborhood Stabilization Program to demolish and rehabilitate vacant and abandoned homes. Columbus Housing Administrator Rita Parise says that money has now been spent.
A fourth man facing sentencing in a failed plot to blow up a bridge over the Cuayhoga Valley National Park wants to withdraw his guilty plea if he doesn't get more lenient treatment than his co-defendants.
Fairfield County Sheriff's deputies say they have recaptured the man who escaped from a county jail facility this morning. Deputies say 20-year-old Elias Ferrar walked away from a job assignment at a minimum security facility for misdemeanor offenders. Ferrar was being held on a probation violation and a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.