Summer Camp At Ohio State Targets Girls For Engineering Jobs

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Women in Engineering camp 2013
7:37AM
July
29, 2014

A summer camp at Ohio State focuses on attracting girls to science, technology, engineering and math careers. Women make up only 26% of all STEM jobs in the country.

YWCA Getting $20 Million Makeover With New Apartments

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Depiction of a new YWCA apartment that will be part of a $20 million makeover at 65 S. Fourth St.
7:12AM
July
24, 2014

The YWCA Columbus will be getting a $20 million makeover for its downtown facility using private dollars and tax incentives.

The 161st Ohio State Fair Opens

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The 161st Ohio State Fair opens.
5:00AM
July
23, 2014

The 161st Ohio State Fair opens this morning. Farm animals, homemade pies and the butter cows will of course be part of the fair. And vendors will also sell some new fair food featuring bacon and bugs.

Ohio Near The Top For Energy And Environmentally Efficient Homes

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LEED homeowner advocates for more green homes like this one on North 21st Street in Columbus.
5:00AM
July
21, 2014

Energy efficient home building is on the rise in Ohio. The group that certifies green building says Ohio ranks number 6 in the country in the number green homes. Over the last four years, the number of so-called LEED certified has increased 8 and a half times. But some builders and state lawmakers question whether LEED should be the standard.

West Nile Virus Found In Columbus Mosquitoes

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Columbus health officials say the West Nile Virus has been found in mosquitoes on south side.
12:00PM
July
8, 2014

Columbus Public Health Commissioner Dr. Teresa Long has confirmed that two pools of mosquitoes collected by health officials have tested positive for West Nile Virus.

New Driving Park Branch Library Equipped For 21st Century

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The new Driving Park branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library opens this week.
9:57AM
July 8, 2014

The Columbus Metropolitan Library will hold a grand opening this week for its new Driving Park branch on the east side.

Law Enforcement Agencies Indict Suspects In 11 Ohio Homicides

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Federal, state and local law enforcement officials announce indictments for 11 homicides in Central Ohio.
11:52AM
July
1, 2014

Federal, state and local law enforcement agencies will announce this afternoon indictments related to 11 homicides.

Drake Aims To Meet Budget Challenges As New Ohio State President

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New Ohio State University President Michael Drake arrives at campus on his first day on the job.
1:18PM
June
30, 2014

Ohio State’s new president Michael Drake started his job Monday. Drake becomes the 15th president of the university. He first met with faculty and staff.

A Third Troubled Hotel On Columbus’ North Side Will Close For Now

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A judge orders a crime-plagued Super 8 Motel on Dublin Granville Road to close for now.
12:42PM
June 25, 2014

A third north Columbus hotel will be shutting down at least temporarily because of reported crime problems.