With harsh cold and snow forecast for much of the state in the next few days, officials in Ohio’s Department of Aging are urging precautions for older people who could be at increased risk of weather-related problems.
On a given day, Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus treats about 100 premature infants. But, they’re getting some adult medications to stay alive.
The head of the Ohio Hispanic Coalition says Columbus has a large stake in potential changes to immigration law. Joseph Mas says the city has a larger undocumented population than other Ohio cities.
Supporters of the Affordable Care Act are knocking on doors and using social media to get people signed up for health plans ahead of the December 15 open enrollment deadline.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.