Investiture Ceremonies Install Dr. Michael Drake As OSU President

DrakeInvestiture1
Ohio State University President Michael V. Drake lays out his vision for the institution during his investiture.
8:45AM
April 1, 2015

Nine months after beginning his leadership duties at Ohio State University, Dr. Michael V. Drake was formally installed as president in ceremonies Tuesday. In an address, Drake laid out his vision and priorities for OSU.

Bison Balance Prairie Ecosystem At Battelle Big Darby Metro Park

BisonFlowers
Bison at Battelle Big Darby Creek Metro Park
8:55AM
March
30, 2015

95 percent of ancient Ohio was forested. But centuries ago there were also small regions of prairie. Tall grasses and wildflowers were part of the prairie ecology and so were bison. Researchers near Columbus are trying to reestablish a prairie / bison ecosystem.

Last Piece Of Columbus Commons ‘Puzzle’ Announced

Two25Commons
The Two25 Commons building
4:20PM
March
25, 2015

A 17-story building known as Two25 Commons will be the final addition to the Columbus Commons downtown park.

Officials Investigate Train/Car Collision In Hilliard

CROSSBUCK
*
4:16PM
March 24, 2015

Investigators continue looking into the cause of a collision between a train and a car Tuesday morning in Hilliard in which the driver was seriously injured.

FBI Seeks Help In Hunt For “Buckeye Bandit”

buckeye_bandit
Authorities say the suspect has robbed 20 Central Ohio banks since 2013.
10:56AM
March
20, 2015

The FBI is asking for the public’s help in finding a man suspected of robbing 20 Columbus-area banks.

Columbus Goes To Court Over State’s New Red Light Camera Law

keith faber
A red light traffic camera
2:27PM
March
19, 2015

The City of Columbus will challenge the constitutionality of a new red light camera law. The law will shut the cameras off March 23rd unless a police officer is assigned to each camera location 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Columbus Library’s Main Branch To Close Until Aug., 2016

MainSummer_0_1
Columbus Metropolitan Library
3:15PM
March 10, 2015

Columbus Metropolitan Library officials have changed plans regarding the main downtown branch. Officials now say the building on Grant Avenue will be closed while renovations take place.

Surge In Ohio Ginseng Harvesting

Filyaw with ginseng
Rural Action's Tanner Filyaw holds a decades-old ginseng root
6:56AM
March
10, 2015

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources is studying ways to protect Ginseng, a plant highly prized in Asia for claimed medicinal qualities. Recent media attention has caused a surge in ginseng harvesting.

CCAD President Steps Down After Brief Tenure

Former Columbus College of Art & Design President Tom White
Former Columbus College of Art & Design President Tom White
3:41PM
March 3, 2015

The Columbus College of Art and Design will begin a new search to fill the president’s position. The school announced Tuesday that President Tom White was stepping down immediately.