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 September 2007
Businesses throughout Ohio are hoping the nationwide strike between the United Auto Workers and General Motors won’t be a long one. As Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports, a long strike could have far reaching implications for thousands of people and businesses in the buckeye state.
Thousands of Ohioans may not realize that the neighbor’s home they are sending their children to for day-care is not licensed by the state. Some legislators and day-care activists are working to change that. They are warning that without a change, some children could die needlessly, and that some already have.
Ohio State has suspended third-string quarterback Antonio Henton, a day after he was accused of soliciting a prostitute.
As part of Ken Burn’s week long commemoration of World War II, WOSU is taking a look at local vets from the Great War. Former astronaut John Glenn shares his memories of the war.
General Motors workers nationwide walked off the job Monday morning citing problems with job security. Workers picketing at the GM plant in Groveport say there have been threats to close their plant.
The American Bar Association is urging Governor Strickland to halt executions so Ohio’s death penalty system can be reviewed.
Driving the back roads of Ohio may take a little longer this time of year. Farm machinery is headed to and from the field as trucks haul the harvest into town. The wind is whipping up dried corn leaves too, another sign that the corn harvest is underway. In Fayette County, southwest of Columbus, farmers might have a good crop year in spite of a shortage of rainfall.
They’re often called America’s Greatest Generation – the men and women who served during World War II. Some of the most recognized World War II veterans are those who parachuted into Normandy on June 6, 1944.
Governor Ted Strickland is trying to get lenders to agree to a compact to stem Ohio’s foreclosure crisis, and he plan to announce in the next few days what progress he’s made.
Macy’s says it will close its downtown Columbus department story located in City Center Mall. The department store chain says business is too slow to keep the store open. Macy’s shoppers say they’re disappointed.