Veteran journalist Carl Hoffman believes he’s solved one of the great mysteries of the 20th century. In 1961 at the age of 23, Michael Rockefeller – son of New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller and a member of one of the richest and most powerful families in America ¬– travelled to remote New Guinea in search of primitive art for his father’s new museum.
New data from the federal government puts Ohio in the middle of the pack when it comes to high school graduation rates. However, a demographic breakdown of the data shows Ohio is failing certain populations.
30 years ago this month, Honda became the first Japanese auto-maker to start production on U.S. soil. Its conversion of an Ohio cornfield into a factory chugging out waves of Honda Accords was seen as both revolutionary and foolhardy. Honda has survived and prospered, but lately it has come under increasing pressure in a tightening race for the top slot in midsize sedans.
Diebold – maker of ATMs and voting machines – says it’s “indefinitely” holding off on plans to build a new global headquarters in the Summit County city of Green.
American farmers earned more income last year than ever. And Ohio is among the states at the center of the food boom that incorporates not just farming but food processing and manufacturing.
A lack of coordination is a continuing criticism of the health care industry. A new model emerging in Ohio and around the country uses a “care coordinator.”
Members of the Cincinnati AFL-CIO used yesterday’s Labor Day holiday to rally opposition to Issue 2, the fall referendum on Senate Bill 5 where a “no” vote means repealing the law.
In April, more than 37,000 jobs were created in Ohio – which led the nation. But Ohio’s unemployment rate is still at a 25 year high. And a recent report by the Ohio Supreme Court showed new foreclosures were nine percent higher than the same period last year. Reporters from public radio stations around the state hit the streets to ask Ohioans to describe their feelings about the economy now and looking forward. Click on the listen bar to hear the report.
Ohio voters Tuesday settled questions about casinos, livestock and veteran bonuses. While a proposal to allow a casino in Columbus and three other cities was rejected in Franklin, Issue three proved popular in other regions of the state and won an endorsement from voters.
Columbus today , with the rest of the nation, will mark the inauguration of Barack Obama with luncheons, viewing parties, and evening balls. Festivities get underway late this morning as four movie theatres in town, several campus locations and the King Arts Complex on Mount Vernon Avenue will all host visitors who want to watch the swearing-in at noon.