End of An Era: Clintonville’s Olympic Swim Club Closes For Good

The Dive Well at Clintonville's Olympic Swim Club
2, 2014

For 76 years neighbors have cooled off at the Olympic Swim Club. But now it’s closed for good. And generations of Clintonville residents are saddened by the shutdown.

OSU Trustees Decline To Act On Band Director’s Firing

The Ohio State University Marching Band Performs Script Ohio
The Ohio State University Marching Band
15, 2014

The former director of the Ohio State University Marching Band, Jon Waters, appealed Thursday to the university’s board of trustees to be reinstated. On Friday, the board, in response, sent a letter to Waters’ attorney declining to do so.

Knox County Man Practices The Fine Art Of Flintknapping

Ed Moreland, Flintknapper
Flintknapper Ed Moreland displays a stone he's turning into an arrowhead
8, 2014

It might not be the world’s oldest profession, but it’s one of the oldest. It’s flintknapping.

TV Ads Supporting Same-Sex Marriage To Air On Ohio Stations

WOSU Archive
29, 2014

A television ad that supports same-sex marriage will begin running on stations across the state Wednesday. It’s the first marriage equality ad to be broadcast since Ohioans enacted a gay marriage ban ten years ago.

Casino Tax Revenue Falls Short Of Projections

Roulette wheel
Casino taxes are falling short of projections
July 28, 2014

When voters went to the polls to approve or reject casino gambling four years ago, they did so with the expectation of a rich new source of revenue for the state. Projections said casinos would earn nearly $2 billion a year. Now that the four casinos are operating tax revenues have not lived up to expectations.

Delaware Co. Township Eyes License Renewal Tax To Increase Revenue

18, 2014

As officials in Washington try to find fixes for the nearly depleted federal highway trust fund, a Delaware County township has its own infrastructure worries. Officials in Liberty Township – which encompasses Powell – might implement a new license plate renewal fee.

Central Ohio Mumps Cases Now Surpass Last Year’s National Figure

child with mumps
A child with mumps with the characteristic swollen jaw
July 16, 2014

The number of Central Ohio mumps cases has now surpassed the entire number of cases reported in the United States last year.

Columbus Zoo Won’t Try Levy Proposal On November Ballot

Speaking about the failed May ballot issue, one board member said “We sat on our haunches hoping Jack Hanna would carry us through.”
9, 2014

The board of directors of the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium has voted to forego a levy request on the November ballot.

Plans To Demolish Vets Memorial Move Forward

The east facade of Veterans Memorial faces the Scioto River and downtown Columbus
8, 2014

The Franklin County Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to hire a firm that will draw up plans to raze the 60 year old building.