Veteran journalist Carl Hoffman believes he’s solved one of the great mysteries of the 20th century. In 1961 at the age of 23, Michael Rockefeller – son of New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller and a member of one of the richest and most powerful families in America ¬– travelled to remote New Guinea in search of primitive art for his father’s new museum.
WOSU News Archives For June 2006
A dedication ceremony is scheduled Saturday afternoon in Sunbury for the Ohio Fallen Heroes Memorial.
The Columbus Public School District says they are facing a more than $7 million defecit in an account used to pay district loans. The district treasurer say it is due in large part to a miscalculation at the Franklin County Auditor’s office. But the auditor says it’s the district’s fault.
Thursday night was the final time Republican Central Ohio Representative, Mike Oxley, took the field as the manager of house republicans in the annual congressional baseball game.
Global warming has been a hot topic this summer. But it’s not just because of movies by ex-vice-presidents.
If convicted murderer Rocky Barton is executed on schedule July 12th .he will set a modern-day Ohio record for being put to death just a few years after the crime. Barton is on track to be executed quickly because he has refused to file court appeals at both the state and federal levels. That is leaving Barton’s court-appointed lawyer and death penalty OPPONENTS in a quandary.
Honda of America says it will build a new $550,000,000 auto assembly plant in southeast Indiana. Company executives traveled to Greensburg, Indiana today to make the announcement. Indiana was chosen over other sites being considered, including two sites in Ohio.
Employees remain out on strike today at the Franklin County Child Enforcement Agency. Members of Teamsters Local 284 say they need larger annual raises and lower health care premiums, while county officials say their proposal of 2 percent annual pay increases and additional health care premiums is reasonable. But there also appears to be a difference in opinion on how the strike is affecting productivity at the county agency.
A Marion, Ohio resident finds solitary work on the Great Plains — harvesting wheat.
A legislative committee approved new rules governing how individuals and groups register new voters. The new guidelines were written by Secretary of State Kenneth Blackwell and grew out of a bill Governor Taft signed in January overhauling Ohio election law.
Ohio State Highway Patrol will team up with local law enforcement this summer to crack down on speeders and drivers under the influence. Officials hope the program will reduce traffic-related fatalities. In Central Ohio the increased highway patrol will be concentrated on the Interstate-270 Outerbelt.