Four people are dead in two separate accidents in Central Ohio. In Pataskala, investigators say a head-on collision on East Broad took three lives. One vehicle crossed the center line. Early this morning, the driver of a pick-up truck was killed when he slammed into a tree in a residential area south of Route 104 [...]
Columbus Deputy Chief To Head Cincinnati Police
A Columbus police deputy chief has been chosen to lead Cincinnati’s department.
Jeffrey Blackwell has more than two decades of experience as Columbus police officer. Cincinnati City Manager Milton Dohoney announced his choice Friday after a screening committee had narrowed the list of potential candidates from 28 to four.
Among other finalists was Paul Humphries, interim chief since June after Chief James Craig left to become Detroit’s chief.
Dohoney says Blackwell has broad experience and has been commended in Columbus for outreach to young people and immigrant populations, advancing technology use, community-based efforts to reduce crime, and cutting operating costs.
Blackwell grew up in an inner-city neighborhood in Columbus and has been an active youth mentor.
He will take over Sept. 30, heading a department of some 1,300 employees.