WOSU News Archives For: August 18, 2009

Foreclosures Mount in Central Ohio Suburbs

This foreclosed home on Quin Abbey Court was the result of a money laundering scam.
12:00AM
August
18, 2009

In Columbus, the largest numbers of foreclosures are in Hilltop, Linden, and Southside. But as the recession deepens, suburbs are finding they’re not immune to the housing crisis.

Police Report Increase In Somali Gang Violence

12:00AM
August
18, 2009

In the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, which has the largest Somali population in the US, eight Somali men have been killed in the last two years, and authorities say they were killed by fellow Somalis. Local Somali community organizers attribute the deaths to a rise in gang violence. Now Somali community leaders in Columbus — which hosts the second largest US Somali community – are working to curb a similar rise in youth gang violence.