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Columbus City leaders have announced a planned senior housing "village" in the Hilltop.

Mayor Ginther speaking about Safe Streets at the Reeb Center on Columbus' South Side
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Columbus' Safe Streets program began in the Linden neighborhood last year, and its success prompted expansion to the Parson’s corridor and the Hilltop. But the latest results are not as promising as the pilot.

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A formerly vacant lot in the Hilltop, once filled with used needles and broken glass, will transform into a campsite for children who don't often get to see the simpler side of life.

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It’s been 10 months since Deaonte Dwayne Bell was killed in a shooting at the Nelson Park Apartments on Maryland Avenue on Columbus’ East Side. Three other people were killed at the apartments in the year before Bell’s death.

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The Columbus City Council approved a market feasibility study in the Hilltop at Monday night's meeting.

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Though the shops along Sullivant Ave. have all closed their doors for the night, a young woman walks alone down the alley behind the Seventh Day Adventist Church. She’s petite and wears lipstick, a tweed coat and blue jeans torn at the knee.

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Columbus Police say a teenager and a Hilltop resident were killed in a shooting in the west Columbus neighborhood on Monday.

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At Stew's Barber Shop on Sullivant Avenue, Armando McKnight is giving a client a cut.

“Right now, I'm giving him a line-up,” McKnight says. “This is like detailing a car. The cut is done and now I'm just perfecting the edges.”

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The City of Columbus wants to board up an apartment complex it has identified as a “one-stop shop” for drug trafficking.

A series of searches and undercover purchases by Columbus Police revealed heroin, crack cocaine and other drugs on the premises. Assistant City Attorney Kristen Dickerson said the city started receiving complaints about the complex, located at 596-602 South Hague Ave., in June.