Of the seven cities chosen as finalists for the US Department of Transportation’s Smart City Challenge, Columbus, Ohio may have seemed like the underdog. (It was the only finalist that has no rail system whatsoever.) But today, USDOT announced Columbus as the winner of over $50 million in cash that will transform its…
Like everyone else who wants to see Honda give a damn about performance again, I'm pretty excited about the new Civic Type R, and I'm eager to see if it will come to America. Technically it already has; this photo was taken in Marysville, Ohio yesterday, home of one of their manufacturing plants.
Tesla's relationship in Ohio and New Jersey, among other states, has been a little rocky thanks to its unconventional sales model. While Ohio is still pushing for a direct sales ban, a new bill in New Jersey could let Tesla back in.
Barely two months after Tesla Motors scored a legislative win against car dealers in the Ohio, a new bill comes to the Ohio State Senate that will ban Tesla's direct sales model for good. And guess who's behind it? The same guy who was behind the last one, state Sen. Tom Patton. Here's why he's so against direct sales.
This morning, an Ohio grand jury indicted Matthew Cordle—the drunk driver who released a YouTube video last week confessing that he'd killed 61-year-old Vincent Canzani—on charges of aggravated vehicular homicide.
Vincent Canzani was a 61-year-old Navy submarine veteran living in Ohio. Divorced with two daughters, he was an amateur photographer and a cigar connoisseur who'd just recently started working part-time at his favorite tobacco shop, the Tinder Box, in Columbus. Around three in the morning on Saturday, June 22,…
Ohio police are not allowed to set up checkpoints for drugs on the highway. Here's the trick they use to set one up anyway.
Craigslist ain't simply your one-stop source for $27 flea-infested futons, or where you celebrate a third DUI by buying a moped. No, you can find some truly bizarre shit, like this rolling deathtrap in which you may play an Xbox 360 with your knees tucked to your chest.
In my day job as a police reporter, I once met a man who was complaining to the state that his criminal record showed three DWI arrests in the same day. Obviously it was an error, he told me, and after investigating a little bit I found he was correct. No one could get more than one drunken driving arrests in the same…
We've seen a lot of things people shouldn't do while driving, but here's a new one: shooting heroin.
School buses are festooned with flashing lights and stop signs and other devices for a reason — to make sure children don't get run over while the bus is stopped.
Vice President Joe Biden didn't really get fresh with a black leather-clad biker chick while he was trolling for votes at an Ohio campaign event this weekend; he just sat kind of close to her.
Toledo, Ohio's Accelerated Performance created a stir last month with the first turbocharged BRZ. When they popped up on the North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club forum last month, John Visconti had squeezed 54.5 extra horsepower out of the Subaru BRZ's stock 2-liter engine.
A freight train carrying flammable chemicals derailed near Columbus, Ohio early this morning, causing several of its cars to explode. Authorities evacuated nearly 100 homes in the area as fire crews battled the blaze.
While some might consider towing, impounding and disposing of a 2002 Saturn to be an act of automotive mercy, one Ohio woman believes the damages and losses incurred when it happened to her are worth a whopping $500 Billion.
Law enforcement agencies from across the U.S. have reached out to Jalopnik for help with car identifications since your input was "critical" to solving a hit-and-run last month.
If you're rich enough, you don't have to worry about anything. You can buy an expensive car and little winged fairies will hold it upon hillsides for you with a golden net while you're at the club.
A stretch of road in Columbus, OH coated with a liberal helping of cruel black ice is proving very effective at slinging trucks and SUVs wildly out of control. Watch as a local news team sat in one spot by the side of the road to record a slew of accidents.