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.
A woman was arraigned Tuesday on charges she assaulted two police officers Monday night at Columbus City Hall. The woman was part of a group planning to protest at a city council meeting the police shooting on Friday of a 31-year-old man.
Mayor Coleman will unveil his proposed 2008 budget for the City of Columbus on Thursday. Wednesday he used a police vehicle garage as a backdrop to showcase new equipment and to talk about plans to hire and train additional police officers.
Businesses throughout Ohio are hoping the nationwide strike between the United Auto Workers and General Motors won’t be a long one. As Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports, a long strike could have far reaching implications for thousands of people and businesses in the buckeye state.
General Motors workers nationwide walked off the job Monday morning citing problems with job security. Workers picketing at the GM plant in Groveport say there have been threats to close their plant.
Mayor Coleman and police officials Thursday announced plan for another summer police strike force which aims to reduce crime in high crime areas of the city. This year the city will spend $1-million on police overtime to patrol crime hot spots .
The second summer strike force to reduce crime in Columbus recently came to an end, and Mayor Michael Coleman said it was a success. Coleman released the results in front of a former drug house on the city’s south side.
Union workers at Delphi fight back as the company threatens to cancel its labor agreements
The Columbus Division of Police is heading up its second strike force since the summer. After a significant increase in robberies over the past year the Mayor’s Office has approved funding for police overtime to help combat the problem through the rest of the year.
The union representing Columbus bus drivers and mechanics has brought the transit system one step closer to a strike. Just past 3 o’clock Tuesday afternoon, an attorney for the bus drivers union filed a 10-day intent to strike notice.
Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman wants to spend 750-thousand dollars next year to fund another police strike force. This year the city spent half a million dollars to deploy officers in targeted areas to combat violent crime. While Mayor Coleman declares the strike force successful, crime figures are inconclusive.