Scioto River


Columbus police have identified the man who drowned while attempting to swim in the Scioto River on Monday.

Family photo via Columbus Division of Police

Columbus police confirm  divers have pulled the body of a missing swimmer from the Scioto River. 

Dive teams today resume their search of the Scioto River near downtown, where a teen boy is believed to have drowned Thursday.

Columbus Division of Police

Autopsy results are inconclusive on the body of the man found dead in the Scioto River in late March, several weeks after he was reported missing.

Columbus police have released the identity of the homeless woman whose body was found in the Scioto River early Tuesday.

Columbus Division of Police

Columbus police have arrested a suspect in the slaying of a homeless woman.

Columbus Division of Police

The Franklin County coroner has identified the body found earlier this week in the Scioto River downtown.

Columbus Police are working to identify the body found in the Scioto River yesterday in the downtown area.

Columbus Division of Police

Columbus police say a homeless man who attempted to flee arrest by jumping into the Scioto River yesterday drowned after being underwater for 40 minutes. 


Columbus city officials say treatments for algae blooms in the Scioto River have caused foul-smelling drinking water in the Hilliard area.

Work is underway to remove the Santa Maria from its dock on the Scioto River in downtown Columbus, but its future remains unclear.

The Columbus Downtown Commission has approved plans to remove the Main Street dam on the Scioto River to create more green space.

Earlier this year, Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman pledged 18-million city dollars toward removing the Main Street dam and developing the acres of  land along the Scioto river downtown that would be created by the structure's removal.