WOSU News Archives For: November 17, 2005

Coleman seeks more strike forces despite unclear results

12:00AM
November
17, 2005

Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman wants to spend 750-thousand dollars next year to fund another police strike force. This year the city spent half a million dollars to deploy officers in targeted areas to combat violent crime. While Mayor Coleman declares the strike force successful, crime figures are inconclusive.

Schools one step closer to closure

12:00AM
November
17, 2005

More than 44-hundred students could be attending different schools next year. That’s if the Columbus Board of Education approves the closing of more than 15 schools. Recommendations were made today at the board.