WOSU News Archives For December 2003

Investigators worried about New Year’s Eve celebrations

12:00AM
December
30, 2003

Law enforcement officials investigating the 18 shooting incidents in the southern portion of Columbus are worried about New Year’s celebrations. A department spokesman says shots fired at midnight could strain an already tense situation.

Central Ohio shelters see increase

12:00AM
December
24, 2003

The U-S Conference of Mayor’s recently released a report about hunger and homelessness in the nation’s 25 largest cities. The findings show emergency shelter assistance requests are up nearly 13 percent this year. Central Ohio shelters are also seeing an increase.

Shootings investigators look at Virginia truck

12:00AM
December
23, 2003

Investigators looking for whomever is responsible for a series of shootings south of Columbus continue to chase down reports of shots fired, and bullet holes found in cars, trucks, and buildings.

Columbus mayor endorses Wesley Clark for president

12:00AM
December
23, 2003

Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman has become the first big-city mayor to endorse retired General Wesley Clark for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Investigators sending out reward fliers

12:00AM
December
22, 2003

Investigators looking into a series of shootings near a Columbus highway are sending out fliers about a $40,000 reward in the case.

School bus shootings linked to others near I-270

12:00AM
December
19, 2003

Investigators looking for whoever is firing at houses and cars south of Columbus have linked the shootings of two school busses to the string of shootings along I-270.

Two school buses shot; classes canceled Friday

12:00AM
December
18, 2003

Classes will remain canceled tomorrow at a central Ohio school district that had two of its buses struck by bullets earlier this week.

Ohio State investigation: No cheating by athletes

12:00AM
December
17, 2003

An academic investigation of athletes at Ohio State University has turned up no evidence of academic misconduct by athletes. A committee has been looking into allegations of preferential treatment of athletes and whether they received inappropriate help from tutors.

Another shooting linked to southern outerbelt

12:00AM
December
17, 2003

The latest shooting linked to a series ofhighway shootings along an interstate in Columbus becomes thenorthernmost site connected to the case.

OSU to release results of football-academics probe

12:00AM
December
17, 2003

Later today we expect to learn the results of an investigation into allegations that Maurice Clarett and other Ohio State University football players received preferential treatment in the classroom.