The Columbus Division of Police has added new duties for three patrol officers. The three have been named Diversity and Inclusion Liaison Officers who will work to build trust between police and the community.
A group of residents from Columbus’ Northland neighborhood will meet to plead with city officials. Leaders of the local civic association say heroin trafficking is dragging down the neighborhood.
The Franklin County Board of Elections could again discuss whether to mail absentee ballot applications for the August 4th special election. Columbus voters will decide next month whether to raise the city’s income tax, and early balloting is underway. But voters are not automatically receiving absentee ballot applications in the mail. That’s because of a vote along partly lines that deadlocked the Franklin County Board of Elections.
The swine flu has brought increased attention to the practices of pig farmers. Ohio has more 4,000 pork producers.
Investigators continue to look for the cause of last week’s devastating fire in the center of Grandview. The blaze destroyed a block of buildings and left business owners scrambling to find new homes.
Democratic city officials are applauding two appointments Thursday to the Columbus City Council. But a local Republican leader says the selections are nothing more than politics as usual at city hall.