Foreclosures during the Great Recession added to thousands of blighted properties in Columbus. But, a state program helped fund demolition of many of those houses and apartment units.
WOSU News Archives For November 2006
A proposal to have Ohio join a multi-state compact to regulate the use of water in the Great Lakes is sparking controversy at the statehouse.
Ohio’s attorney general’s office has come up wtih one more tool to fight the methamphetamine.
The Ohio agriculture department has revoked all 16 operating permits issued to the state’s largest egg producer.
It’s been four years since the City of Columbus launched its downtown business plan. One of the goals is to encourage creation of 10,000 housing units by 2012. And according to city officials new housing is well underway.
Wednesday, the Columbus Division of Police relayed its findings on its first full year of taser use in the city. The department offered positive results and hope the city council will allow them to order more tasers.
Ohio lawmakers who want to require insurers to offer mental as well as physical health care coverage will resume their battle.
Central Ohio Transit Authority officials say they’re studying service improvements now that a new source of revenue is on the horizon. Voters narrowly approved a quarter-percent tax levy that begins in January 2008.
People who want to be foster parents should be prepared for more background checks, more training, and more visits from social workers.
Governor Elect Ted Strickland has appointed his lieutenant governor, Lee Fisher, to lead the Ohio Department of Development.
The city of Columbus has placed pedestrian countdown timers at four of the city’s busiest intersections. The timers work with the common walk/don’t walk signs to show exactly how much time pedestrians have to cross the street before the light changes. The timers are part of a test program the city hopes will cut down on confusion and accidents at intersections.