South Side

Mayor Ginther speaking about Safe Streets at the Reeb Center on Columbus' South Side
Nick Evans

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.

Interim Superintendent John Stanford fielding comments from Linden-McKinley students.
Nick Evans / WOSU

At a table in the Linden-McKinley STEM Academy gymnasium, students argued and pleaded with interim superintendent John Stanford not to shift high schoolers to East High. The move could happen in 2020 under a broad facilities reorganization now under consideration by Columbus City Schools.

Iesha Campbell
Nick Evans

A facilities advisory board is recommending a broad reorganization for Columbus City Schools. Some residents on the far South Side are wary of the change.

Debbie Holmes / WOSU

The Driving Park neighborhood sits three miles east of Downtown Columbus and south of busy Livingston Avenue. Some residents remember the area filled with neighbors who took care of their property and cared for their children. 

Today, some say too many homes sit vacant or developers buy them up, restore them and sell them for more than current residents can afford. 


An apparent drive-by shooting Tuesday morning on Columbus' south side injured an 11 year old boy.

Sam Hendren / WOSU News

Columbus Department Fire officials report an explosion and fire at a south side home this morning left 2 people injured. It happened at 829 Lock Avenue before 10:30. Officials say a man and a girl were inside the house when the explosion occurred. They were taken to area hospitals and are expected to survive.

Police tape
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Columbus Police say the body of a man who had been reported missing by his family was found in the basement of a home on city's South Side.

Police tape
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Two people are in jail and charged with murder after the shooting death of a 16-year-old boy on Columbus’ south side on Wednesday.

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Columbus Police say a worker was electrocuted at a South Side manufacturing plant early Friday morning.

10:00 The inhabitants of the South Side of Columbus are as diverse as they are proud. The neighborhood was home to early Italian, Jewish and Hungarian populations, which have hung on through many economic booms and busts. This hour we'll talk to South Side experts about some of the area's famous native sons and daughters, and what's in store for the future. Guests

South Side Neighborhood and Development

Mar 8, 2012

11:00 The South Side doesn't seem to have much to celebrate during Columbus' Bicentennial this year. The area’s unemployment rate is 20 percent and a quarter of its residents lives in poverty. Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman announced a plan to help the area. On this hour of "All Sides," we'll talk about the struggling South Side of Columbus. Guests