The suburban ranch-style home in Ohio where humor writer Erma Bombeck launched her nationally syndicated column has been added to the National Register of Historic Places.
Columbus Will Tear Down 900 Vacant Houses
Columbus mayor Michael Coleman says the city plans to spend $11.5 million over the next few years to tear down 900 houses deemed dangerous or uninhabitable.
While the spending would be a record for Columbus, Mayor Michael Coleman says the city had to act because the houses are threatening the viability of neighborhoods.
The demolitions are part of a comprehensive city effort dealing with vacant housesâ€¦the city has more than 6,200 abandoned homes.