Foreclosures during the Great Recession added to thousands of blighted properties in Columbus. But, a state program helped fund demolition of many of those houses and apartment units.
The Ohio Highway Patrol and Columbus Police are searching the city’s west side for an escaped murder suspect. The State Highway Patrol says Gerald Bullucks, 19, was last seen at 11:30 Sunday night at a mental health facility where he was being held.
Ohio State Highway Patrol will team up with local law enforcement this summer to crack down on speeders and drivers under the influence. Officials hope the program will reduce traffic-related fatalities. In Central Ohio the increased highway patrol will be concentrated on the Interstate-270 Outerbelt.
Law enforcement officers from around the state began graduates of the Ohio State Highway Patrol Friday. The officers were trained to handle any circumstance including road rage.
The so-called highway shooter changed his plea today and was sentenced to 27 years in prison. WOSU’s Howard Ornstein reports.
More pre-trial work was done Thursday in the case of suspected highway shooter Charles McCoy. McCoy is accused of 12 shootings along and near interstate highways in Central Ohio from October 2003 through February 2004. One of the shootings on the Columbus south outerbelt killed a Washington Court House woman. McCoy’s trial is scheduled to begin in early April. WOSU’s Tom Borgerding reports.
A downtown church will host a service to pray for the capture of the person responsible for more than 20 shootings along area highways and neighborhoods.