Columbus Neighborhoods reporter Mark Ferenchik talks about the current school situation in the Linden community. We further discuss the potential closing of Linden-Mc Kinley High School and the effect that this could have on the Columbus neighborhood. Finally, we talk about the students who attend school in the Linden area and what the closing of this high school could mean for their future.
Dispatch reporter Rick Rouan sits down with Nick Bankston who is overseeing the city’s Linden planning process. On this episode we discuss the 18 months of research that the city of Columbus did and how it’s on the verge of rolling out its Linden community plan. We further address what this strategic plan will propose to accomplish and how the mayor’s administration is looking to try and revitalize this Columbus neighborhood.
Columbus Dispatch night crime reporter Jim Woods discusses the crime rates in the Linden neighborhood and if these rates are rising. Next we speak about specific high crime streets in Linden and how many of these crimes could potentially be drug related. Finally, we talk about initiatives that have been put in place to help curb crime rates in the Linden community.
Mitchell Ellison, founder of CRACK House Ministries in Linden, tells of his goal with the ministry, talks houses of worship in Linden and what the community needs as part of The Columbus Dispatch's series on Linden.
We kick off our monthly series on Linden with a historical look at the neighborhood and how it came to be. Listen to Dispatch reporters Mark Ferenchik, Rick Rouan and Kimball Perry talk about where the neighborhood has been and the struggles it currently faces. Finally, we preview what topics this series will include and what you can expect over the next twelve months.