The quality of police training academies in Ohio and the need for stronger statewide training standards are among the issues an attorney general’s committee is considering as it explores possible changes to the way Ohio trains police officers.
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Franklin County Commissioner Mary Jo Kilroy announced today she’ll run for Congress. She says she’ll focus on matters close to home.
The Columbus Public School system could be in for a big change in the next few years due to large budget cuts. Some of the changes could include layoffs and school closings.
Author, professor and university poet laureate for Ohio State University David Citino died Monday. He was 58 years old. A spokewoman for OSU says Citino died from complications from M-S.
The Columbus City Council is expected to make a decision tonight on whether cameras will be installed at 17 intersections around Columbus. If approved, motorists who run red lights will soon have to pay for it.
The state is now helping local health officials get ready for another flu season. The Ohio Department of Health says it has begun shipping tens thousands of doses of flu vaccine to local health departments, so they can provide shots to those most at risk of getting sick.
Its Monday morning and hundreds of thousands of Central Ohioans prepare to return to work after a week-end off. But, thousands of workers dread Monday morning, and for many, irritability and feelings of depression can set in on Sunday night.
A Delaware County police officer charged with 10 counts of sexual misconduct and kidnapping involving 2 underage girls turned himself in today, a few hours after being indicted by a grand jury. Officer Edsil Spence had been placed on leave from the Genoa Township police department where he worked.
A leading corporate crisis researcher and professor at MIT was the keynote speaker at a symposium at OSU’s Center for Resilience Friday. Yossi Sheffi is using his research to look into how all levels of government can be better prepared in the event of an emergency.
When a prisoner escapes he or she will most likely be apprehended and returned to prison with in a matter of days or weeks. But Ohio prison officials keep a list of escapees who have beaten the odds and have remained on the lam for years. The oldest person on Ohio’s list is a convicted felon who bolted from the London Prison Farm west of Columbus in the mid-1950s and remains free to this day.
Busloads of school children went aboard the city of Columbus’ Santa Maria replica to mark the official observance of Columbus Day. Built in 1991, the Santa Maria is an authentic recreation of Christopher Columbus’s flagship. But ever since its arrival in central Ohio 13 years ago, the ship has been the object of protest by Native Americans.