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Prosecutors Charge Eight In South Columbus Drug Ring

If convicted, each of the eight defendants face a minimum of 11 years behind bars.
March 17, 2014

The 42 counts unveiled Monday include illegal manufacturing of drugs, trafficking heroin and cocaine, attempted murder, and tampering with evidence.

Southside STAY Group Works To Improve Academics In Area Schools

Columbus' South Side is home to the organization STAY, an effort to keep families in the area to improve the school district.
September 16, 2013

Tonight WOSU-TV presents the latest in the Columbus Neighborhoods documentary series with a look at the South Side. Once a booming manufacturing center, the South Side later fell on hard times. People moved away to the suburbs. Last year a group of residents got together to try and reverse the population decline.

Third Murder Suspect Surrenders At Church

Darrell Durham, 18, was arrested Sunday morning on a murder warrant.
August 12, 2013

The third suspect wanted in connection with a string of local shootings reportedly turned himself in at church Sunday morning.

Some Neighbors Unsure If They Could Spot ‘Real’ Trouble

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Columbus Police Officer Joseph Valiski patrols parts of the South Side neighborhood where crime is high. Valiski said training, good tips and gut instinct help decide when a situation could be serious.
15, 2013

The story of three Cleveland women and a child held captive for years in the middle of an active neighborhood has many asking why no one knew. Some neighbors say police overlooked problems because it was a poor, troubled area. WOSU visited a couple Columbus neighborhoods to see how residents there watch for unusual activity.

Six Columbus Teens Wounded In Weekend Shootings

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1, 2013

Nine people, including six teenagers, were injured in at least five weekend shooting around Columbus.

South Side Renewal Afoot After 2012 State Of City Address Promise

Innis Avenue's William Duncan (in right picture) stands near his newly refurbished home. Duncan purchased the home a year ago. He received a $15,000 grant to fix up the home's exterior as part of the city's South Side renewal initiative .
21, 2013

Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman will make his annual state of the city address this evening at South High School. The event’s location is not far from some substantial improvements being made to the city’s South Side neighborhood, a proposal made in last year’s address.

Two Men Found Dead In Columbus Garage

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16, 2013

Police say two men were found fatally shot in a South side garage yesterday.

South Columbus Couple Dead After Murder/Suicide

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17, 2012

Police say a man went to the south Columbus home of his estranged wife and asked to be let in before he fatally shot her and then committed suicide.

Four Hospitalized After South Side Shooting

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14, 2012

Columbus Police say a van was stopped at the intersection of Lockbourne Rd. and Whittier St. last night when another vehicle drove up beside it and at least one person started shooting.

Columbus Woman Charged In Fatal Double-Shooting

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1, 2012

A Columbus woman has been charged with murder after a double shooting on the city’s south side this week.