Linden

Balloons were tied to a utility pole on Seymour Avenue in memory of Tahjze Patterson, who was shot on August 4.
Adora Namigadde / WOSU

Diamaunte Hale recently moved to Seymour Avenue on Columbus' East Side. He says carrying a gun here is normal.

“In this type of neighborhood, guns are needed,” Hale says. “But it’s regulation. Police are out here 24/7, so guns is on hips and holsters.”

Urban Scouts on their way to Linden's Miracle Gardens.
Nick Evans

Bright and early on a recent morning, it’s all whispers and nervous glances at True Love Ministries in Linden. Teenagers are setting up accounts for themselves on brand new tablets and filling out paperwork.

Mayor Andrew Ginther tours a former supermarket that the city is turning into a free market and pharmacy in Linden.
Debbie Holmes / WOSU

South Linden community leaders are excited about Columbus' plans to build a new free food market and pharmacy on Cleveland Avenue. 

SWAT officer
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Two Franklin County deputies are expected to survive after being shot while trying to serve a warrant at a Linden home on Tuesday morning.

Geno Tucker, CEO of Urban Scouts, at a press conference on violence in Linden on July 17, 2020.
Nick Evans / WOSU

Linden clergy and business leaders are looking for ways to support youth in the community after a rash of violence. 

Much like Columbus' other self-driving shuttles, the LEAP vehicles can seat 12 and include one operator overseeing the technology.
Nicole Rasul / WOSU

Smart Columbus has ended its investigation into a February 20 incident in which a self-driving shuttle vehicle in Linden suddenly braked and caused a passenger to fall to the floor.

Much like Columbus' other self-driving shuttles, the LEAP vehicles can seat 12 and include one operator overseeing the technology.
Nicole Rasul / WOSU

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has suspended 16 self-driving shuttles across the country operated by the company EasyMile following an incident in Columbus' Linden neighborhood last week.

Smart Columbus self-driving shuttles are coming to Linden.
Smart Columbus

The Linden Leap autonomous shuttles will stay off the roads until investigators determine what caused one to stop unexpectedly last Thursday afternoon, injuring one passenger.

Mayor Andrew Ginther unveils the LEAP self-driving shuttle  in Linden on Feb. 5, 2020.
Nicole Rasul / WOSU

Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther and other local leaders on Wednesday celebrated the launch of electric self-driving shuttles in the Linden neighborhood. It's the second such program in Columbus, but the first in a residential area.

Transforming Struggling Neighborhoods

Jan 29, 2020
Smart Columbus self-driving shuttles are coming to Linden.
Smart Columbus

Residents in the Linden and Hilltop areas of Columbus have heard promises and solutions before. Over decades, they’ve watched their neighborhoods slide further into poverty, homelessness, joblessness and crime.

Smart Columbus self-driving shuttles are coming to Linden.
Smart Columbus

Columbus' Linden neighborhood is about to launch a residential, automated shuttle service which officials say is the first program of its kind in the country.

Mykeisha Roberts, Columbus health commissioner, speaks at a press conference at Barack Community Center on Nov. 26, 2019.
Adora Namigadde / WOSU

Mayor Andrew Ginther announced that the city of Columbus is seeing a reduction in violent crime, giving credit to an expanded Columbus Police initiative.

Mayor Andrew Ginther announces the 614 For Linden plan on Nov. 25, 2019.
Nick Evans / WOSU

Columbus leaders announced a $5 million private investment in the city’s One Linden plan.

Paige Pfleger / WOSU

It was April 1 at exactly noon when Crystal Logan got the phone call: Her daughter Jenea and her son Donell had been shot.

A selection of produce at the Veggie Van in Linden. The project launched this summer, bringing fresh fruit and vegetables to Columbus' food deserts.
Paige Pfleger / WOSU

Monique Williams McCoy greets everyone walking down Cleveland Avenue like a neighbor.

"Hey y’all!" she calls out. "You coming over to check it out today, right? Over to the mobile market?"

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