HHS Secretary Makes Pitch For Health Law Enrollment In Columbus

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary, Sylvia Burwell, greets Columbus social service leaders. She spoke to a news conference at the Main library to urge Central Ohioans to sign up or re-enroll in HealthCare.gov
13, 2014

The nation’s top health care official stopped in Columbus Thursday promising consumers that sign-ups on the federal healthcare exchange will go much better this year. Secretary of Health and Human Services, Sylvia Burwell, says she’s hoping to avoid a repeat of last year’s website meltdown at HealthCare.gov that caused enrollment delays.

Columbus Unveils Plan To Reduce Infant Deaths

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Columbus Council president Andrew Ginther looks on as a logo is unveiled for the city's effort to reduce infant mortality. The program was announced at St. Stephens in South Linden.
12, 2014

Columbus lags other major cities in what is considered a key measure of community health. More infants die before their first birthday in Columbus. Wednesday city leaders unveiled a plan to reduce infant deaths.

Demolition of Poindexter Sends Community Shudders

Steps near North Champion Avenue and Metro lead to blocks of vacant land after demolition of Poindexter Village. The site of the nation's first public housing complex will be re-developed.
10, 2014

With the exception of two historic buildings, the nation’s first public housing development has been flattened. The demolition of Poindexter Village on Columbus’ near east side began in earnest in October of 2012. Now with buildings gone vast acreages are empty as the community awaits redevelopment.

Ohio Voters Keep Eye On Washington

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Election day turn-out in Central Ohio is described as 'light but steady.' Voting ends at 7:30 p.m. tonight. (Tuesday)
4, 2014

With several hours left to cast ballots, turn-out is described as ‘light but steady’ in Ohio for this mid-term election. Exit interviews indicate some Central Ohio voters want to send a message to capitol hill this election year.

Opponents Say Columbus Charter Change Could Stifle Democracy

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October 31, 2014

Columbus voters next week will decide whether to make changes to the city’s governing document. Nineteen city charter amendment proposals are bunched into three ballot issues. The most controversial issue would change the process of getting initiatives petitions on the ballot.

Columbus Police Vow Enforcement of ‘Move Over’ For Tow Operators

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Columbus Police say they'll use part of a $320,000 federal grant to boost enforcement of 'move over' laws when tow trucks are clearing accident scenes.
28, 2014

Many jobs are hazardous, including driving a tow truck. Now, Columbus police and local tow companies want to reduce roadside hazards for tow truck operators with more enforcement of ‘move over’ laws.

Candidate For Ohio House Takes Issue With OSU’s ‘Sophomore Rule’

Yard sign for Ohio House candidate urges repeal of OSU's rule requiring all sophomores to live in campus dorms.
October 23, 2014

Usually when candidates target college students they focus on issues like rising tuition or jobs after graduation. But one candidate for the Ohio House is trying to win votes with a unique issue: OSU’s upcoming rule that all sophomores live in dorms.

Ohio Prepares For Ebola

Doctors work in West Africa to combat the deadly Ebola outbreak.
15, 2014

As doctors in West Africa continue to fight the deadly virus, health officials in Ohio say they’re preparing for a potential Ebola threat.

Reynoldsburg Teacher Strike Puts Focus On Computer-Based Learning

Blended learning combines traditional classroom schooling with distance learning.
8, 2014

During the strike, Reynoldsburg administrators have relied more on computers in classrooms to keep students learning. The district scrambled to purchase enough computer tablets to supply each high school student.