A $950 million bond package that officials say will contribute crucial capital improvements in neighborhoods across Columbus will likely head to the city council on June 27, when the council is expected to place the issues on the Nov. 8 ballot for voter approval. City Auditor Hugh Dorrian said voter support will allow the city to borrow at lower rates.
Six years after an errant bullet fired in a Near East Side gang war irrevocably altered the life of Alexandria "Alix" Reese, Columbus police have charged a local gang member in connection with the shooting. Police have charged Drakkar D. Groce, 25, of the 300 block of Parkwood Avenue on the Near East Side, with felonious assault. Detectives said that after years of dead ends, they have found a witness who identified Groce as one of two men who, on the night of May 27, 2010, shot at rivals on the opposite side of Atcheson Street.
A man accused of burglarizing an apartment to collect on a drug debt was fatally shot inside the unit near Ohio University in Athens on Thursday. Markel J. Morrison, 22, of Cincinnati, was found seriously wounded at the River Park on South Green apartments at 8:45 p.m., according to a police report. Police on Friday confirmed his death.