Ohio is celebrating its 212th birthday with special events at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus.
WOSU News Archives For: August 16, 2010
For nearly a decade, residents around the southern Ohio town of Piketon have been waiting for radioactive contamination around an old atomic weapons factory to be cleaned up. Now they’re finally seeing a major step forward; a company has been hired to oversee the clean-up.
Many people expected great improvement in race relations in this country after Barack Obama’s election to the presidency in 2008. But WOSU commentator Andrew Grant Thomas says , despite the election of the nation’s first African-American leader, we still have a way to go in our journey toward a color-blind America.
Thousands of amateur softball players descend on Columbus this week. The city hosts the Gay Softball World Series. Event co-director, Brian Lawrence, says 150 teams from around the United States and Canada will compete at Berliner Park beginning today.