Interstate 71 Portion Of I-71 In Columbus Closed Following Police Chase By Jim Letizia • Jan 19, 2017 The southbound lanes of I- 71 at East North Broadway were closed briefly this morning after an overnight police chase ended with a crash. OHP IDs I-71 Rest Stop Shooter And Victim By Associated Press & Jim Letizia • Oct 4, 2016 wkyc.com The Ohio Highway Patrol has identified the man who was shot by a suspect at an I-71 rest area in Delaware County on Sunday. Clarett Avoids Jail Time For OVI charge By Jim Letizia • Feb 10, 2016 Columbus Division of Police Former Ohio State running back Maurice Clarett has been ordered to attend a driver intervention program following his OVI arrest. Local Woman Pleads No Contest To Causing Fatal Highway Crash By Jim Letizia • Oct 29, 2015 Columbus Division of Police A Columbus woman has pleaded no contest to aggravated vehicular homicide and other charges for causing a fatal crash last July on 1-71. Delaware County Studying Proposed I-71 Interchange At Big Walnut Road By Jim Letizia • Oct 13, 2015 A long-discussed interchange along Interstate 71 in Delaware County is closer to becoming reality. Portion Of I-670 On West Side To Close Tonight For Pavement Repairs And Resurfacing By Jim Letizia • Apr 24, 2015 The Ohio Department of Transportation will close the westbound lanes of I-670 from I-71 to the I-70 split for pavement repairs and resurfacing. ODOT Has Plan To Handle Traffic From New Ikea Store By Jim Letizia • Jan 29, 2015 Plans are in the works to prevent traffic problems caused by a proposed IKEA store on Polaris Parkway. No Injuries Reported After Concrete Fell From Parsons Avenue Bridge By Jim Letizia • Jan 20, 2015 Traffic is moving again on I-70 westbound in Columbus after concrete fell from a bridge yesterday. Man Charged With July 11 Crash In Delaware County By Jim Letizia • Jul 16, 2014 Delaware County Sheriff An Indiana man has been charged with last Friday's fatal crash on I-71 in Delaware County. Morrow Bridge Span Being Demolished By Jim Letizia • May 22, 2014 wlwt The southbound span of one of Ohio's tallest bridges is being demolished. Wrong-Way Crash Injures One By Jim Letizia • Feb 20, 2014 Columbus police say a wrong-way driver was injured when he crashed into a wall in the westbound lanes of I-670 near I-71 early this morning. Overnight Wrong-Way Crash Closes I-71 For Several Hours By Jim Letizia • Nov 22, 2013 Columbus police say the driver of a car is hospitalized in critical condition following a wrong-way crash last night on I-71 north near Weber Road. Woman Killed Trying To Get Gas For Her Car By Jim Letizia & Associated Press • Sep 24, 2013 Franklin County Sheriff's deputies say a woman was struck by car and killed Monday when she attempted to cross a stretch of I-71 southbound. Woman Exited Vehicle Before Being Hit On Freeway By Jim Letizia • Aug 30, 2013 Columbus police say a woman whose body was repeatedly run over on I-71 south of Cooke Road on August 21st exited a moving vehicle before she was struck and killed. Body Found On I-71 By Jim Letizia & Associated Press • Aug 22, 2013 Columbus police say it appears several vehicles drove over the body of a woman on I-71 south of Cooke Road early Wednesday. Three Injured In Morning Highway Crash By Jim Letizia • Aug 16, 2013 Columbus police are investigating the cause of an early morning crash on I-670 eastbound near I-71. Portion Of I-71 To Be Named For Fallen Worker By Jim Letizia • Aug 16, 2013 A portion of I-71 in Delaware County will be named to honor a state transportation worker killed in a construction zone accident last April. ODOT To Widen I-71 By Jim Letizia • Feb 21, 2013 The Ohio Department of Transportation says plans are in the works to widen Interstate 71 to three lanes in each direction from Columbus to Cleveland.