A combination of stagnant funding and changing technology is putting pressure on a decades old service for Central Ohio’s blind community. VOICEcorps is searching for ways to maintain services for the visually impaired.
Special Report: Columbus Zoo Levy
Voters in Franklin County will go to the polls on May 6 to decide whether or not to fund a proposed 1.25 mill property tax levy for the Columbus Zoo. WOSU takes a look at the levy request as well as arguments for and against the tax request.
Columbus Zoo Levy: What Exactly Is It?
The Columbus Zoo levy is up for renewal, and for the first time in recent memory it has organized opposition as some balk at the size of the increase and its permanence.
Columbus Zoo Levy: A Move To Permanence
Franklin County voters have decided to increase property taxes for the Columbus Zoo four times. In 1985, 1990, 1994 and 2004 voters easily passed temporary levies for the zoo. This year the zoo asks voters to approve a new levy â€“ but this one is different. Itâ€™s much larger than past levies.
Columbus Zoo Levy: Downtown Zoo
A rain forest tree canopy walkway, down below a crocodile slides along the forest floor, somewhere a Macaw cries out. Below the waterâ€™s surface sharks glide through the waterâ€¦ all of this in a three-story building on an acre along the Scioto River.
Columbus Zoo Levy: Franklin County Or Delaware County Issue
Many Franklin County voters have a simple question â€“ why are they paying for something in a different county?
Columbus Zoo Levy: Governance
The Columbus Zooâ€™s request for a large and permanent property tax increase has prompted a closer look at how itâ€™s run. The zoo is funded through a mix of tax dollars, private donations, admission fees and concessions revenue.