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: May 22, 2012
Justice Evelyn Lundberg Stratton says she’ll retire from the Ohio Supreme Court effective the end of the year.
Veterans who died decades ago will finally be buried at Dayton National Cemetery. The servicemen were not missing, their cremated remains have been in plain sight, sitting on shelves in Columbus area funeral homes. A group of volunteers has taken up the cause of the unclaimed remains- trying to find the vets’ families, give them a proper burial.
Compromise continues to elude state lawmakers on a wide-ranging regulatory bill affecting Ohio casinos, racetrack slots and other forms of gambling.
This weekend Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer. WOSU Commentator and local historian Ed Lentz traces the story of the final Monday in May.
The Ohio Historical Society has struggled to stay afloat financially during the past few years. Budget cuts forced substantial job losses. Operating hours at historical sites around the state were drastically reduced. But one of the societyâ€™s central Ohio attractions, Ohio Village, is reopening after a nine-year hiatus.
The proposal would allow electric companies to use some projects that involve fossil fuels to help satisfy renewable energy mandates from the state.
The horse racing track on Columbus’ south side is getting the state’s first license for the slot-like gambling machines.