Three Columbus Men Shot At Rec Center On Near East Side

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Three men are shot at the Beatty Recreation Center on Columbus' near east side.
June 13, 2014

Columbus Police say three people were injured when a group of young men pulled out handguns and started shooting at each other outside a recreation center.

Columbus Mayor And Superintendent Announce Pre-K Expansion

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Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman (right) gets help from two 4 year olds as he prepares remarks at Gladden Community House for expansion of pre-kindergarten programs in city. Superintendent Dan Good is on the left.
9, 2014

Columbus city leaders say they’ll spend millions of dollars on a starter education program. The funds will be used to expand pre-school programs for 4-year olds. The pre-K expansion makes good on a recommendation made last year by Mayor Michael Coleman’s Education Commission.

New Carbon Emission Rules Add To Legacy Of Clean Air Act

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Proposed rules on carbon dioxide emissions from power plants will affect utilities in Ohio.
5, 2014

This week’s release of proposed rules to control carbon dioxide emissions has created quite a stir in Ohio which produces and uses a lot of coal. But clean air regulation is nothing new to Ohio . The new proposal is just the latest in decades of efforts to improve the environment.

Columbus Veteran Lobbies To Expedite Veterans Affairs Claims

Ex Navy corpsman Michael Fairman helped develop an online reporting method for veterans who suffered possible brain injuries. He's traveling the state with Democratic US Senator Sherrod Brown to build legislative support for adoption by the VA.
28, 2014

A Columbus veteran says he’s found a way to more accurately document brain injuries in combat service. The new way of tracking invisible injuries could speed claims for medical help and compensation at Veterans Affairs.

Central Ohio Planners Spend $1.4M On Climate Change Study

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A flooded Findlay, Ohio neighborhood on August 22, 2007.
27, 2014

Central Ohio government planners are spending more than a million dollars to study the possible impact of climate change on the region’s water supply. The expenditure comes as researchers and local government officials pay closer attention to volatile weather.

‘Glass City’ Awaits Decision On Future Of Anchor Hocking Plant

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Entrance to Anchor Hocking plant in Lancaster. Workforce was furloughed last week
21, 2014

Mass furloughs announced at a Lancaster glass plant have raised fears a longtime employer will close. Both civic leaders and city residents say the Anchor Hocking plant abruptly shutdown with little notice to the workers or the community.

Ohio Jobs Agency Responds To Furloughs At Lancaster Glass Plant

Anchor Hocking Glass
May 19, 2014

A Central Ohio glassware manufacturer has stopped production. Anchor-Hocking in Lancaster abruptly halted operations with little notice to the company’s 1,100 workers.

Course Requires Students Map Out Own Business Plan

Members of Patrick O'Brien's business class, which instructs students to map out their life.
12, 2014

Some Miami students are going to leave with more than words. A special business class requires students to map out their career paths before they leave campus.

Columbus Weighs Disposition Of Closed Schools

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The former Medary school in Columbus' Old North neighborhood now houses a school and therapeutic center for autistic children. Columbus closed the building in 2007 and then leased it to Helping Hands organization.
6, 2014

Five more Columbus City schools will permanently close at the end of the school year. The closings continue a trend. In the past decade, Columbus has closed dozens of school buildings. some of schools have found new life, others have been renovated or slated for demolition.