Scioto River

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.