State Begins Gypsy Moth Treatment Program

The Ohio Department of Agriculture today began using low flying airplanes to spray gypsy moths living in Central Ohio.
23, 2014

The sounds of low-flying planes above Central Ohio today are part of the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s attempt to reduce the gypsy moth population.

Columbus Recycle Program Hires Ex-Cons

RecycleForce Columbus recently acquired a 26 foot long truck to haul recycled materials.
23, 2014

There is one a fledgling operation in Columbus that helps ex-offenders find work that often changes their lives and helps them stay out of prison.

Shining The Light On Public Records Requests In Ohio

A recent audit exposes how the state of Ohio handles public record requests.
11, 2014

A recent survey showed small government agencies were highly responsive to public record requests.

Portman Calls For Veteran’s Administration Transparency

Rob Portman
Ohio Senator Rob Portman says veterans should be at the front of the line to receive the best treatment not at the back of the line to receive mediocre treatment.
May 22, 2014

According to a report in the Dayton Daily News the Veteran’s Administration has admitted that 23 people across the country have died because of delayed care.

13 Endangered Buildings In Columbus

Veterans Memorial
May 13, 2014

Columbus Landmarks recently issued its Most Endangered Building List. The list features 13 historic structures in danger of demolition. Landmarks Executive Director Ed Lentz says historic buildings are vital to creating a city’s character. Lentz is the Executive Director of Columbus Landmarks Foundation. He talked with WOSU’s Marilyn Smith about the importance of maintaining buildings of [...]

Community Plates: Food Swaps Designed To End Hunger

North Market
Several North Market merchants donate surplus food to Community Plates which then transports it to local food pantries and soup kitchens.
May 12, 2014

Thousands of people in Columbus go to bed hungry every night, while restaurants, markets and bakeries find themselves throwing away leftovers because they have no way to get it to people in need. But one local group is trying to change that one road trip at a time.

Despite Rhode Island Incident, Columbus Show Must Go On

The Barnum and Bailey Circus is in Columbus.
May 7, 2014

Despite a serious accident last weekend in Rhode Island in which nine circus performers were injured, the show must go on.

OSU Officials Issue Guidelines to Combat Mumps Outbreak

Ohio State officials recommend nearly everyone attending or working at the University be vaccinated against the mumps virus.
21, 2014

Ohio State officials are taking a more aggressive tone in an effort to combat a mumps outbreak on the Columbus campus.

A Balloon, A Camera And Its Four-Month Journey To West Virginia

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A balloon and a camera make their way to West Virginia.
April 18, 2014

A balloon and a camera make their way to West Virginia.