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
12:00AM
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

12:00AM
May
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.