Richland County

Richland County confirms West Nile activity, scheduled to spray areas

File ABC Columbia RICHLAND, SC (WOLO)– Richland County officials say they will spray for mosquitoes in Forest Acres and St. Andrews after routine tests confirm West Nile Virus activity in those areas. According to county officials, the presence of the virus was detected in two areas, but residents across the County are advised to take precautions to prevent mosquito bites…

Northeast Columbia residents grow concerned with string of car break-ins

The Community Crime Map reports nearly 50 car break-ins near Hard Scrabble Road in the last month

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) –People in a Northeast Columbia neighborhood are growing more concerned about a larger number of car breakin’s over the last few months. According to the Community Crime Map, there have been nearly 50 car break-ins in the Hard Scrabble Road neighborhood over the last month. For the past two months, Andy Overcash says his neighbors at an…

Columbia Fire Department unveils new service engine

(photo: CFD) Columbia, SC (WOLO) — The Columbia Fire Department spends countless hours putting out fires that flare up in the Columbia/Richland County community, and Thursday they heated things up with the unveiling of their new piece of equipment. (photo: CFD) Members of the Department gathered for the “Push In” ceremony where they gathered around new engine 9 to push…

Richland County to host meeting on Broad River Road Corridor Improvement Project

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– If you live in the Broad River road area, now is your chance to learn about a proposed improvement project. The Transportation department will hold the public meeting on the proposed plans for the Broad River Road Corridor Neighborhood Improvement, Project funded through the Richland County Transportation Penny tax. Here is the information provided by Richland County…

Richland County to hold meeting on proposed Lower Richland Blvd widening

Columbia,  S.C (WOLO)– Richland County residents interested in the proposed widening of Lower Richland Boulevard will have a chance to get information at a meeting. Richland County officials are holding an open-house format, to include informational displays. According to officials,  residents will get information on the proposed design for the roadway project and have an opportunity to provide comments. The public…

New jobs coming to Richland County

COLUMBIA,  S.C (WOLO)– 25 new jobs are coming to Richland County. The Governor’s office says a manufacturing facility is locating to Richland County,  creating the new jobs. According to a release, Miwon Specialty Chemical Co. USA, a manufacturer of raw materials will locate new production operations in Richland County. The company’s $19.5 million investment is projected to create 25 new jobs,…

New jobs coming to Richland County

RICHLAND, SC (WOLO)– New jobs are coming to Richland County. Wednesday,  Richland County officials announced that Owens Corning, a developer and producer of insulation and fiberglass, invested $13.6 million dollars in a manufacturing facility in Blythewood. The company’s investment is projected to bring 16 new jobs, according to County officials.  In a release from Richland County officials,  “We are grateful that Owens…