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Students Get Instructions On How To Deal With Police

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The 100 members of the city's anti-violence youth group, the Peacemakers, will be distributing cards outlining the rules of engagement between police and the public.
9:00AM
February
12, 2015

As of next week, every middle and high school student in Akron will be getting a two-sided card telling them how to deal with police. It’s a partnership between city police and an anti-violence youth group.

Federal Officials Outline Police Plan In Columbus

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The Department of Justice says it will launch a program to mend strained relationships between law enforcement and communities
3:39PM
January 21, 2015

Federal Justice Department officials told a Columbus audience Wednesday they’ll launch a national effort to mend police relations with African American communities after police-involved shootings in Missouri and Ohio.

Ohio F.O.P. President Wants Obama’s Backing In State Of The Union

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A police officer patrols near protesters in Ferguson, Missouri last year.
10:37AM
January
20, 2015

The president of the Ohio Fraternal Order of Police is calling on President Obama to use Tuesday night’s State of the Union address to denounce attacks against police.

Hundreds March In Columbus To Protest Police

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A student activist reads a letter outside Columbus Police headquarters late Monday.
8:02AM
December 9, 2014

Hundreds of people marched to Columbus Police headquarters last night to call for justice for victims of police brutality.

Columbus Demonstrators Protest Ferguson, MO., Grand Jury Decision

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Demonstrators in Franklin Park held signs and chanted slogans denouncing the killing of Michael Brown by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson.
9:45PM
November
25, 2014

Several hundred people gathered Tuesday night in east Columbus to protest a Missouri grand jury’s decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson for shooting and killing Michael Brown in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.

Columbus Rally Part Of National Protest

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Sam Gresham of Common Cause Ohio speaks at a Thursday rally denouncing police violence.
9:09AM
August
15, 2014

Dozens of locals gathered at a downtown Columbus park Thursday night to remember victims of police violence.

Former Payday Lenders Opt for ‘Short Term’ Loans

12:00AM
February
12, 2009

Back before last fall’s elections – supporters of the payday loan industry warned that thousands of employees would lose their jobs if loan rates were capped at 28 percent. The legislation passed anyway and many of those payday lenders are still in business – but lending money under different terms.