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.
Nearly 20 years after the mall opened its doors, City Center will be demolished. City officials Wednesday announced a plan to redevelop the area and a critical part of the proposal relies heavily on federal stimulus money.
State health officials say they are getting closer to confirming a link between peanut butter products and a nationwide salmonella outbreak. As a national study continues, Ohio has reported the highest number of cases in the country with 68, one resulting in death
Job help centers are up and running at library branches across the Columbus Metropolitan Library system. They are offering one-on-one help for those trying to get ahead in the faltering economy.
As the City of Columbus faces a tighter budget, its Economic Advisory Committee is looking at ways to cut expenses for future budgets. The Committee hosted a public hearing last night to get community input on city services and to see where cuts could be made.
In workplaces, schools and at homes, Central Ohioans stopped what they were doing to witness history. WOSU reporters watched the inauguration with three groups of people. WOSU’s Sam Hendren leads off our coverage. He watched the ceremony at the Martin Luther King Center on Columbus’ Mount Vernon Avenue.
Columbus city council meets this afternoon amid controversy over the selection process of new members. A Council meeting was canceled last night because there were not enough members available to create a quorum.
Former Ohio State football player Derrick Foster was sentenced today to five years in prison for shooting two police officers. The shootings occurred during a police raid on a house in April. The charges include two counts of felonious assault with a firearm specification.
Two Ohio natives will be butting heads at the National Championship even though Ohio State did not make the cut this year. The Florida and Oklahoma head coaches are from Ohio and they follow a long line of Ohioans that have competed for college football’s top honor in recent years.
Police in Columbus say they have a man in custody who is a potential suspect in a series of rapes dating back to June. Seven women reported being assaulted since then.