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.
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Southwest Ohio is bracing for massive job losses as one of its biggest employers is set to axe 6000 jobs.
About 20 prisons workers Friday picketed the Corrections medical Center south of Columbus.
A study out this week says the number of hospitalizations with the intestinal superbug known as C-diff has doubled in recent years, and the percentage of people dying from C-diff is also doubling.
The Ohio Highway Patrol and Columbus area law enforcement agencies are launching six weeks of stepped up enforcement on Monday.
Ohio State Part of National Consortium Studying Ways to More Quickly Move Medical Research from Labs to Patients
Ohio State University has been awarded $34 million to help find ways to reduce the time it takes to move medical research from the lab to the physician’s office.
A plan to remove Ohio as the lastroadblock to finishing an agreement among the Great Lakes states to protect their water has run into a barrier – again.
Many Central Ohio commuters are turning to public transportation to ease the pain of rising gas prices. So far this year, the Central Ohio Transit Authority reports a 7.6 percent passenger increase compared to last year. And in the last couple months, COTA ridership has jumped by double digits.
A Franklinton Soup Kitchen that serves thousands of needy each month remained closed Thursday after compressors were stolen from a walk-in freezer.
After months of getting nowhere in negotiations with the Columbus Symphony board, the musicians are looking for support from local government to keep the orchestra alive. The musicians have asked Governor Strickland, Mayor Coleman and Columbus City Council to support non-binding mediation to help reach an agreement. Other orchestras have faced similar financial problems. The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra in Florida recently overcame its own labor battle.
One of the city’s most popular soup kitchens has been forced to temporarily close. Metal thieves took compressors from walk-in refrigerators and forced the Holy Family soup kitchen to throw away thousands of dollars in food for some of the city’s hungry.