The Columbus Division of Police has added new duties for three patrol officers. The three have been named Diversity and Inclusion Liaison Officers who will work to build trust between police and the community.
WOSU News Archives For June 2004
Iraqis living in central Ohio have been watching the news carefully over the last few days as power was transferred from the US to the Iraqi provisional government. WOSU’s Mike Thompson spoke with a pair of Iraqi women now living in Columbus and asked them about their hopes and fears for the future.
The Columbus City Council Monday voted to ban smoking in public places citywide. That would include restaurants, bars, bowling alleys and bingo halls.
Columbus drivers may have to change their commute. The Ohio Department of Transportion will place new signs in downtown Columbus trying to force traffic to flow differently in an effort to reduce accidents and congestion.
Sibling rivalry has been around since Cain and Abel. Psychiatrist Dr. Christopher Kovell of ADAM-H says for the most part sibling rivalry produces positive consequences for children, unless it goes too far.
A downtown shelter for homeless men is slated to close next week. The Open Shelter at 370 West State street in Franklinton will close June 30th and the city-owned building will be razed.
An environmental group says levels of mercury in Columbus rainfall are more than five times the government’s safety standard.
The man suspected of raping more than 30 women in Central Ohio Monday made his second appearance in court.
A man who police say they linked by DNA to a series of unsolved rapes has been charged with raping 37 separate victims.<
Columbus City Council heard testimony Tuesday from persons for and against a city wide smoking ban. Opponents of the ban say business and the local economy will suffer. Proponents say the health of the public is too important to ignore.
A federal magistrate has ordered a Somali man charged in an alleged plot to blow up a shopping mall transferred to a psychiatric facility to determine whether he’s mentally competent.