Swedish retailer IKEA announced Tuesday it plans to build a store in Columbus near Polaris Mall.
Federal prosecutors won a guilty plea to terrorism charges from a Somali immigrant in Columbus. The Justice Department accused Nuradin Abdi, 35, of suggesting a plan to attack an unidentified mall during an August 2002 meeting with now-convicted terrorist Iyman Faris and a third suspect, Christopher Paul. Abdi now faces prison time and deportation.
Officials released new details today about a Columbus man indicted on charges of providing support to terrorist groups and conspiring to blow up U.S. government buildings abroad. The government wants 43-year-old Christopher Paul held without bond. The indictment says he joined al-Qaida and traveled to Afghanistan to attend a terrorist training camp.
The political rhetoric in Ohio’s U.S. Senate race continues to escalate.
The latest Ohio Poll finds the majority of likely voters think the country is safer from terrorism today than before September eleventh.
Most people are aware of the threat of bio-terrorism. But for some the thought stops at large scale terrorist acts like the contamination of a city’s water supply. But a group of state agencies say the food industry is also a target. A group of independent grocers and state officials met at a Columbus grocery store Monday to discuss a new food defense guide.