Veteran journalist Carl Hoffman believes he’s solved one of the great mysteries of the 20th century. In 1961 at the age of 23, Michael Rockefeller – son of New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller and a member of one of the richest and most powerful families in America ¬– travelled to remote New Guinea in search of primitive art for his father’s new museum.
WOSU News Archives For June 2011
Several businesses in Westerville had to be evacuated this morning after road crews ruptured a gas line.
Ohio reports the nation’s largest decline in new applications for unemployment benefits, while the number of claims nationwide is mostly unchanged.
The alliance leading efforts to repeal Senate Bill 5 have submitted more than a million signatures, virtually assuring the issue will appear on the November ballot. Columbus firefighters and police officers marched in the parade that escorted the petitions to the Statehouse.
A sweeping new state budget faces a vote in the Ohio House today. The $55.7 billion, two-year spending plan privatizes some prisons and the Ohio Turnpike, repeals the estate tax, bans most abortions in public hospitals and overhauls Medicaid. The measure cleared the state Senate yesterday.
Adult industry mogul Larry Flynt is responding to criticism about an adult-themed store now under construction in Clintonville.
The tattoo parlor owner whose purchase of OSU football memorabilia triggered an NCAA investigation pleaded guilty Tuesday morning to federal drug charges.
A national atheist group is criticizing a Columbus church for reportedly forcing a billboard to be taken down.
A retired couple from Nelsonville has taken unconditional love and volunteerism to new heights. Each week, they drive almost two hours to the Franklin County Courthouse to help former prostitutes turn around their lives. WOSU reports on the love the couple and the women have found over home-cooked meals.
The proposal to turn the old Cooper Stadium baseball stadium into a racetrack and automotive center has taken another step forward.
Ohio State University leadership today broke its silence on allegations of wrongdoing in the school’s football program. The NCAA is investigating whether former coach Jim Tressel and a handful of players violated rules and possibly put the university at risk of sanctions.