WOSU News Archives For: May 18, 2006

Columbus Police, Somali Immigrant Relations Improving

Police Cmdr. Jeff Blackwell oversees Columbus Precinct 1, home to many Somali immigrants
May 18, 2006

Columbus area law enforcement agencies and the Somali community are working to improve relations. Tensions grew in December after the fatal shooting of a Somali man by a Franklin County sheriff’s deputy. The death helped start a series of discussions between Somali leaders and law enforcement which may extend to other immigrant communities in the future.

Federal Transportation Official Announces Plan to Reduce Congestion

18, 2006

The nation’s top transportation official today visited a Bath and Body Works warehouse on the city’s far east side to unveil a national plan to move freight faster. The plan aims to limit congestion on highways , railroads, and at air and sea ports.