Fed. Railroad Officer: Clear Need For Rail Systems Investment

Columbus Castings
A Columbus Castings worker preps an undercarriage piece for an Amtrak order. The steel foundry is expected to hire 50 more workers after rail car manufacturer Nippon Sharyo placed an order through 2015.
8, 2014

A federal railroad administrator touted the boost rail investment has on the economy during a tour of Columbus Castings Tuesday morning.

Short North Posse Gang Members Indicted

Short North Posse
Authorities continue to look for Tysin Gordon (L) and Ishmael Bowers (R) who have been indicted for crimes associated with the Short North Posse gang.
1, 2014

In what officials call the largest federal murder indictment in Ohio history, more than a dozen Columbus gang members face charges. A federal grand jury indicted 17 members of the so-called Short North Posse. WOSU reports on the two year investigation by federal, state and local law enforcement.

Home Renovation Popular Alternative To “Trading Up”

Real estate experts say some homeowners are choosing to renovate rather than buy their "dream home."
30, 2014

Home renovation is a billion dollar business nationwide. Some real estate experts predict homeowners will invest more in their current property in the coming years, rather than buy a new one. WOSU takes a look at what’s driving the remodeling trend.

Youth Remain Under-Screened For HIV

HIV Testing Day
Columbus Public Health and Walgreens will offer free HIV testing through Saturday.
27, 2014

Columbus Public Health and Walgreens offer free HIV testing at two locations through Saturday.

Columbus Advances In Democratic National Convention Site Selection

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Columbus moves closer to hosting the 2016 Democratic National Convention.
25, 2014

Columbus is one step closer to hosting a national political convention in 2016. Members of the Democratic National Committee are expected to visit the city later this summer.

Long-Time Stivers’ Aide Resigns

capitol hill
U.S. Rep. Steve Stivers' Chief of Staff Adam Kuhn resigns amid sexually explicit photo leak.
24, 2014

U.S. Congressman Steve Stivers’ office confirms Chief of Staff Adam Kuhn resigned Tuesday afternoon.

Columbus Woman Refuses To Let Autism Define Her

sondra williams
Sondra Williams hugs Gov. John Kasich after receiving the Courage Award in 2013. Ohio House Speaker William Batchelder applauds in the background.
20, 2014

More than 50,000 Ohioans are on the autism spectrum. They face many hurdles. One Columbus woman with autism continues to break down barriers along life’s path, inspiring others along the way. WOSU sat down with Ohio Courage Award recipient Sondra Williams and has this profile.

Third-Graders Improve On State Reading Exam

CCS third-graders make great improvement on state reading tests.
16, 2014

Columbus City Schools reported Monday results show 74 percent of its third-graders scored high enough on the state reading exam to be promoted to fourth grade. It’s a significant improvement from last fall’s scores.

Bus Driver Alleges Gambling On School Property

A CCS bus driver accuses some co-workers of intimidation and running a gambling operation.
June 12, 2014

Columbus City Schools is looking into allegations that some transportation department workers were involved in gambling on district property.The investigation comes after a worker called the district’s tip line.