Economist Predicts Good, Not Great 2014 For Central Ohio Economy

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Economist Bill Lafayette predicts 18,000 net new jobs for Central Ohio in 2014
2:55PM
January
8, 2014

Long-time Central Ohio Economist Bill Lafayette says 2014 certainly won’t be a boom year for the Columbus area economy, but it will definitely feel better. He predicts decent economic and job growth in Central Ohio in the coming year.

Coleman and Good Discuss Levy On Columbus On The Record

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Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman
6:00AM
October 14, 2013

Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman and Columbus City Schools Interim Superintendent appeared on a special edition of Columbus on the Record to discuss the various aspect of the levy. Watch what Coleman and Good had to say in defense of the district’s request to the voters.

Columbus Levy Campaign Begins With TV Ads Claiming Schools “Failing”

1:17PM
August
19, 2013

Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman today launched the school district’s levy campaign by saying, “recently our schools have failed us.” After a scandal plagued year which included the departure of the district’s superintendent, school leaders may have no other choice.

Ohio State Fires Women’s Basketball Coach Jim Foster

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Jim Foster coached OSU Women's Basketball for 11 seasons before being fired Tuesday.
4:49PM
March
19, 2013

Ohio State University has fired women’s basketball coach Jim Foster. Foster’s dismissal came after the team had a losing record in the Big Ten Conference and failed to qualify for the NCAA tournament.

Tragedy In Connecticut: Shooting Stuns Community, Nation

People grieve outside the overflow area of a vigil at the Saint Rose of Lima church in Newtown, Conn., on Friday following the mass shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School.
People grieve outside the overflow area of a vigil at the Saint Rose of Lima church in Newtown, Conn., on Friday following the mass shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School.
10:07AM
December
15, 2012

“Our hearts are broken,” President Obama told the nation today as the awful news emerged. Police say they found 18 children and six adults dead at the scene. Two other children died later. The gunman’s body was also found at the school.

OSU Agrees To Get 25 Percent Of Its Power From Wind Farm

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The Blue Creek Wind Farm could provide OSU with 25 percent of the power used by the Columbus campus.
4:10PM
October
1, 2012

Ohio State University has signed a deal with an Ohio wind farm that could mean the one quarter of the Columbus’s campus energy will come from wind power.

Jack Nicklaus To Join Mitt Romney At Westerville Rally

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Jack Nicklaus
2:18PM
September 25, 2012

Legendary golfer and Upper Arlington native Jack Nicklaus will join Mitt Romney when the Republican presidential nominee holds a rally Wednesday in Westerville .

In Bexley Stop, Obama Touts College Affordability

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President Obama focused on college affordability during a stop at Capital University in Bexley.
3:14PM
August
21, 2012

President Barack Obama focused on higher education accessibility and affordability in this latest trip to Central Ohio. It was the president’s latest attempt to separate himself from Republican Mitt Romney.

Ohio Jobless Rate – No Movement In July

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Ohio's unemployment remained unchanged at 7.2 percent in July.
8:45AM
August
17, 2012

After several months of steady but slight declines, Ohio’s unemployment rate remained unchanged in July. The state’s jobless rate stands at 7.2 percent – the same as it was in June.