WOSU News Archives For March 2005

Columbus Police Train to Combat Crimes in Human Trafficking

12:00AM
March
30, 2005

Law enforcement officials around the country are seeing an increase in human trafficking. Because of this growing criminal enterpise…the Columbus Division of Police is hosting a seminar .for local law enforecement

COTA contract talks at impasse

12:00AM
March
29, 2005

For the first time since contract talks began several months ago between the Central Ohio Transit Authority and the Transport Workers Union,officials have talked about a possible work stoppage.

Columbus Hosts Small Businesses

12:00AM
March
28, 2005

Ohio is home to an estimated 800-thousand small businesses and hundreds of those companies will be in Columbus this week for a statewide convention. While Some of the small companies employ only two or three workers, collectively the companies create a major economic force for Ohio.

Members of Columbus’ Hispanic community comemorate the victims of a tragic apartment fire.

12:00AM
March
25, 2005

Members of Columbus’Hispanic community used their annual Good Friday Procession to honor the 10 victims of last September’s fatal fire at the Lincoln West Apartment complex.

Trooper cleared in I-71 shooting

12:00AM
March
25, 2005

A Delaware County grand jury Friday cleared Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper Anh Nguyen in the shooting death of Ebrahiem Williams who was allegedly rushing at the trooper with a hatchet.

Wrong Way Crashes Puzzle Police

12:00AM
March
23, 2005

Columbus Police are asking for public help to handle wrong-way crashes on interstates.

Officials taking steps to prevent wrong-way collisions

12:00AM
March
23, 2005

Columbus police and state transportation officials are taking a closer look at a handful of recent head-on collisions on Central Ohio interstates. The investigation seeks to determine how and why more drivers are getting on limited access highways the wrong way.

Ohio Death Row Moving to Youngstown

12:00AM
March
22, 2005

State prisons officials announced Tuesday nearly 200 death row inmates will be moved from Mansfield to the Ohio State Penitentiary in Youngstown.

Columbus City Council looks to boost southside economy

12:00AM
March
22, 2005

Columbus City Council says it will spend $80,000 to help boost the economy of the southside. The expenditure is the first use of the so-called “jobs growth fund.” Two council-members and a city development leader used a hardware store for a backdrop today to explain the public funds will be used to leverage more investment in an area hard-hit by job losses in recent years.

Charges filed in second grader shooting

12:00AM
March
21, 2005

Columbus Police charged the brother of the seven-year-old injured when a handgun when off in his school bag.