Ohio is celebrating its 212th birthday with special events at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus.
NetJets, the world’s largest private jet company, announced today it will make Columbus the site for a major expansion. Officials say the move will create at least 810 new jobs and build the largest flight safety facility in the world.
The Columbus Zoo will open a 22.7 acre water park this summer. Zoombezi Bay will be the first water park in the county to offer admission to both a zoo and a water park on one ticket. The zoo is currently trying to staff enough lifeguards to monitor the water park something other area pools have been struggling with for the past few years.
Mother Nature continues her wrath on central Ohio as warm temperatures melt snow and pose the threat of floods.
Many Ohioans are casting their votes for the March 4th primary almost a month in advance. Starting Friday, county elections boards are sending out absentee ballots to voters who requested them. Or, voters may go to their local elections office to pick up a ballot and vote in person.
What was billed as a “Citizen Summit” drew an estimated 2,000 to the Greater Columbus Convention Center. The summit marks the start of a planning effort for the city’s bi-centennial in 2012. And suggested projects that make the cut will be included in a bi-centennial blueprint and possibly funded by a city bond issue.
An autopsy was completed Monday in what authorities are calling a suspicious death at St. Ann’s Hospital.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is considering appealing a Texas court decision that seven former Ohio State University primates do not have the legal right to sue. PETA tried to get legal standing for the primates, saying the conditions of their sanctuary was substandard.
The company that lost its bid to install plumbing and heating ventilation and air-conditioning in huntington ballpark has taken legal action against the county.
The Ohio Department of Public Safety is trying to facilitate more outreach programs to learn about the state’s growing diverse populations so that ODPS can provide more people with the proper safety services. In its first steps towards reaching this goal, ODPS hosted an information forum in Columbus today.