WOSU News Archives For: March 4, 2009

Columbus Police Veteran Named Chief

34-year Columbus Police veteran Walter Distelzweig formally accepts the role as chief of police.
12:00AM
March 4, 2009

After almost two decades the city of Columbus will have a new police chief. WOSU reports the job goes to a seasoned veteran of the department.

Columbus Police Indict 29 in Drug-Trafficking Ring

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12:00AM
March
4, 2009

Law enforcement official are still seeking 10 people including the drug ring’s leader, accused of shipping and selling drugs that created an atmosphere of violence; 19 have already been apprehended. State and federal authorities say the group delivered and sold hundreds of pounds of cocaine and marijuana in the central Ohio area over the past decade.

Distelzweig Named Columbus Police Chief

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12:00AM
March 4, 2009

For the first time in nearly two decades, the City of Columbus has a new chief of police. He is long-time police commander Walter Distelzweig.

Ohio House Approves Veterans Bonus Plan.

12:00AM
March
4, 2009

The Ohio House has approved a plan to pay cash bonuses to veterans of the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan and Iraq wars. The plan approved Tuesday provides $100 for every month of service up to $1,000, to veterans of the conflicts.