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 2008
Many families lost food last week after remnants of Hurricane Ike caused power outages. And for those living pay check to pay check losing groceries is tough. WOSU reports the Mid-Ohio Food Bank is helping out.
Central Ohioans, especially low-income people, are still struggling to recover from a severe windstorm earlier this month. Hundreds lined up for food gift cards at a Salvation Army site.
The contract approved by the Columbus Symphony Orchestra board and musicians makes the CSO a leaner operation. The number of musicians remains at 53, but their pay is cut by more than 25 percent.
As Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman looks ahead to the November budget, city council voted last night to take money out of its rainy day fund to fill a $10 million gap in its budget. WOSU spoke with the mayor to find out how the wind storm impacted the city’s pocketbook.
Columbus Symphony musicians on Monday approved a 3-year contract with the CSO board. Principal Tuba player Jim Akins says under the new contract, the orchestra will maintain all 53 musicians, but the season will be shortened and salaries reduced.
It’s still not clear whether Ohioans will definitely vote in November on a plan to crack down on those two-week “payday” loans.
Last week’s windstorm blew politics off the front page and to the bottom of newscasts. But WOSU Commentator Andrew Miller suggests politicians and voters can learn something from the storm and its aftermath.
Franklin County is one of dozens of counties in Ohio still working on debris clean up more than a week after the record-setting winds of September 14th.
Sounds of chain saws continue to fill the air in neighborhoods across Ohio as homeowners gradually cut and chop limbs and trees felled by the Big Wind of September 14th.
Some 300,000 Ohioans remain without power more than five days after high winds roared across the state. After Tuesday, anyone who saw the power come back on likely faced a trip to the grocery store to replace items lost in dark refrigerators and freezers.