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South Columbus Restaurant A “Total Loss” After Morning Fire

Fire fighters say the South High Street restaurant appears to be a total loss after a Tuesday morning fire.
December 30, 2014

A section of South High Street has reopened after an early-morning fire at the Ohio Deli and Restaurant.

Man Found Shot To Death In South Side Parking Lot

Family members say 44-year-old Russell Barlow was halfway between his girlfriend's house and his mom's when he dropped to the ground in a parking lot on South Champion Avenue early Sunday.
27, 2014

Columbus Police are trying to figure out who shot a man who collapsed in a parking lot following an argument over the weekend.

Authorities: Columbus Woman Lied About Ebola To Get Treatment

Crews responded to the home on Champion Avenue while wearing protective gear similar to these full-bodysuits.
17, 2014

Authorities say a south Columbus woman who told authorities she was experiencing Ebola-like symptoms after returning from West Africa made up the story to get faster treatment.

OSHA Moves To Fine Columbus Castings

The South Side foundry recently announced plans to nearly double its work force.
2, 2014

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration says the company has exposed workers to machine hazards at the South Parsons Avenue plant.

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.
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

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

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

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.