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Columbus Castings On South Side To Hire 550 Workers

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A Columbus Castings worker preps an undercarriage piece for an Amtrak order. The steel foundry is expected to hire 50 more workers after rail car manufacturer announced it plans to hire 550 new workers.
2:55PM
September
3, 2014

The struggling South Side of Columbus is getting a major boost. After several down years, the neighborhood’s long time major employer has announced it plans to nearly double its workforce.

Columbus Castings Adding 500 Jobs

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The company says it will try to hire many of the new employees from the surrounding neighborhood.
8:49AM
September
3, 2014

Columbus Castings says it will add 500 positions at its South Side foundry.

Prosecutors Charge Eight In South Columbus Drug Ring

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If convicted, each of the eight defendants face a minimum of 11 years behind bars.
12:51PM
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

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Columbus' South Side is home to the organization STAY, an effort to keep families in the area to improve the school district.
10:14AM
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

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Darrell Durham, 18, was arrested Sunday morning on a murder warrant.
8:29AM
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.
5:40PM
May
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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7:47AM
April
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

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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 .
5:00AM
February
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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7:50AM
January
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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7:51AM
December
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.