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 July 2011
During summer months more Central Ohioans head for bike trails in the region. The network of paved and gravel paths winds through parks and alongside creeks and rivers.
Records released today by Ohio State University show former football coach Jim Tressel had been criticized for not reporting violations as far back as 2005.
The demand for electricity in Ohio usually peaks in July and August. Coal is the main source of electricity in the region but pollution from coal burning power plants has been linked to increased asthma and the federal government wants to accelerate anti-pollution rules.
Columbus-based American Electric Power said it’s shelving a massive research project in West Virginia.
There is a battle going on over clean air and coal-fired electricity. The Federal Government is poised to impose more air pollution controls on coal-fired power plants.
Columbus area religious leaders joined four thousand other clergy people in signing a letter that calls for an end to federal budget cuts affecting those in need. The letter was published today in Politico, as debate continues over raising the federal debt ceiling.
The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled the state’s strict sex offender notification law cannot be imposed on defendants whose crimes were committed before the law was enacted.
A Columbus-based military contractor faces a new lawsuit by the families of American soldiers killed and wounded by an interpreter in Afghanistan last year.
A heat advisory in Central Ohio leads to a call for more donated fans to give to lower-income and elderly residents. Communications Director for Life Care Alliance, Michelle Jones says demand for fans started in the spring.
The state Board of Education is trying to decide if it wants to go with the only remaining candidate for state school superintendent or if it wants to reopen the search. Reynoldsburg superintendant Steve Dackin withdrew his name yesterday, leaving Florida-based education consultant Robert Schiller as the only candidate.