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Loaded Gun Found In Ohio Airport Passenger’s Carry-On Bag

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14, 2015

Authorities say security workers at Port Columbus found a loaded handgun in a passenger’s carry-on luggage.

Task Force Delivers Economic Growth Strategy For Port Columbus

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The Jobs Expansion and Transportation Task Force makes recommendations to boost economic development in the area around Port Columbus.
25, 2015

Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman’s task force designed to maximize economic development around Port Columbus made its final recommendations Wednesday morning.

Man Shot By Ohio Airport Police Had Knives Taped To His Legs

Records show a man shot by airport police at Port Columbus had several knives.
15, 2015

Court records show a man fatally shot by police outside a central Ohio airport had two knives taped to his legs, behavior an officer described as “consistent with someone who intended to hijack an aircraft.”

Man Shot at Port Columbus Had History of Mental Illness

Columbus police have identified the suspect shot dead Wednesday at Port Columbus in a police involved shooting.
7, 2015

The suspect who was fatally shot yesterday at Port Columbus by police has been identified. Columbus Police say he’s 41 year old Hashim Hanif Ibn Abdul-Rasheed. The shooting is still under investigation.

Southwest Flight Makes Emergency Landing At Port Columbus

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23, 2014

A Southwest Airlines plane made an emergency landing at Port Columbus International Airport because a fire-indicator light came on.

Port Columbus TSA Agents Seize Weapons

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Loaded .22 caliber Taurus confiscated from passenger at Port Columbus on Sunday.
21, 2014

Federal agents confiscated a loaded handgun at a Port Columbus checkpoint on Sunday. Its the eleventh time this year a passenger was caught with a firearm inside a carry-on bag. Transportation Security Administration spokesman Mark Howell says agents are also confiscating a smaller less noticeable weapon.

Ohio Stands To Benefit From Growing Aviation Industry

An employee at the Union County Airport works on a small airplane. Aircraft manufacturer Boeing says half a million pilots will be needed around the world in the next twenty years
July 7, 2014

Half a million pilots are expected to be needed around the world in the next twenty years, and that could be great news for “The Birthplace of Aviation.”

New Port Columbus Statue Honors Jerrie Mock

17, 2014

A statue of Jerrie Mock was dedicated at Port Columbus Airport to commemorate the 50th anniversary of becoming the first woman to complete a solo flight around the world.

Mayor Michael Coleman’s Trains-To-Planes Plan Faces Long Odds

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Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman wants Port Columbus to become a "regional transportation center" with a passenger rail link to downtown.
20, 2014

A train linking downtown to Port Columbus, Mayor Michael Coleman wants it included in a plan to make the airport a “regional transportation center.” But, it’s a longshot.

For 2nd Year, Education Tops Coleman State Of The City Address

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Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman announced a pre-kindergarten program the city will help fund. The program is set to begin this coming school year.
19, 2014

Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman delivered his 15th State of the City address, last night, at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. And education headlined the speech.