WOSU News Archives For November 2003

Police form task force to investigate highway shootings

12:00AM
November
26, 2003

Law enforcement officers have formed a task force to investigating whether a shot that killed a woman as she rode in a car is connected to eight other shots fired at vehicles on the southern leg of the Columbus outerbelt.

Central Ohio Muslims celebrate end of Ramadan

12:00AM
November
25, 2003

Thousands of central Ohio Muslims are celebrating the end of Ramadan, a month of fasting. The holiday is called Ayeed Al Fettr which means the holiday of feasts. Thousands of men, women and children streamed into the Buckeye Building at the Ohio Fairgrounds hugging, smiling and greeting each other—Asalam-Alaikum–Peace unto you.

Ohio PIRG releases list of dangerous toys

12:00AM
November
25, 2003

An Ohio consumer group has come out with its annual list of dangerous toys. The Ohio Public Interest Research Group, or Ohio PIRG, Tuesday released its “trouble in toyland” report.

Passenger shot on south outerbelt

12:00AM
November
25, 2003

A woman was shot and killed as she rode in a car on the southern portion of the outerbelt Tuesday and authorities were looking in nearby woods for the shooter.

Columbus police shoot teen during robbery investigation

12:00AM
November
25, 2003

Three Columbus police officers were involved in a shooting early this morning while investigating a string of pizza delivery robberies.

Post Michigan game score: 43 arrests, 17 summonses

12:00AM
November
24, 2003

Columbus police say they were prepared for riots but Ohio State’s loss to Michigan coupled with Buckeye fans’ decision to behave themselves made for a relatively quiet weekend. Sergeant Brent Mull says officers arrested 43 people and issued 17 summonses in the area surrounding the Ohio State campus Friday night and early Saturday.

Columbus continues to see rise in syphilis cases

12:00AM
November
24, 2003

After a decade long decline, the rate of syphilis has climbed for the second straight year. The Centers for Disease Control reports the rate of syphilis climbed 9% last year. The city of Columbus is seeing some of the steepest increases in the nation.

OSU hosts riot conference

12:00AM
November
20, 2003

As the Buckeyes head into the final game of the season against chief rival Michigan, OSU administrators hope to stop potential rioting. The school is hosting a national celebratory riots conference Thursday and Friday.

Accused naked photographer is lawyer for Ohio House

12:00AM
November
20, 2003

The man Columbus police say is the so-called Naked Photographer is an attorney who works for the Ohio House of Represenatives. Officers arrested 32 year old Stephen Linnen Wednesday night. Police say Linnen was naked and holding a campera when he was arrested behind a supermarket near where a woman reported being confronted.

Columbus gays hail Massachusetts ruling

12:00AM
November
18, 2003

Central Ohio’s large gay population is celebrating today’s ruling by the Massachusetts Supreme Court. The decision said it is unconstitutional to ban gay marriage. The decision does not affect Ohio directly, but it’s already having an impact on the debate over a proposed gay marriage ban.