Mayor Coleman Endorses Council President

Coleman Endorses Ginther
Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman announced he will back Council President Andrew Ginther in his run for the city's top job.
17, 2014

It comes as little surprise Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman has endorsed City Council president Andrew Ginther in his bid for the city’s top job. As WOSU reports, the two elected leaders have worked closely during the years.

Magnetic Pulses Help Depression Sufferers

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OSU patient Mark Jeffreys demonstrates a mock transcranial magnetic stimulation session. Jeffreys experienced relief from depression following TMS.
17, 2014

Treatment options for people who suffer from major depression recently have broadened. As WOSU reports, a new therapy that uses magnetic energy is giving some patients relief – and hope – after years of struggling with mental illness.

Prosecutor Will Consider Special Investigator In Some Police Cases

Ron O'Brien
Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O'Brien will consider a special prosecutor for some fatal police-involved incidents.
December 16, 2014

Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said he will consider enlisting a special prosecutor for some grand juries looking into fatal police-involved incidents. WOSU reports that move comes after a student organization made the request.

County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien Says He Might Run For Mayor

Ron O'Brien
Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O'Brien says he hasn't ruled out a run for mayor of Columbus.
December 16, 2014

Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien says he’s received multiple calls about a potential run for the office. He says he hasn’t made a decision yet.

Former School Data Czar Receives Jail Time

Former Columbus City Schools data czar Stephen B. Tankovich (right) was sentenced to 15 days in jail for his part in the CCS data scandal.
December 11, 2014

Former Columbus City Schools data czar Stephen B. Tankovich has received jail time for his role in the data scrubbing scandal.

Behind The Scenes Of The Red Kettle Fund Drive

Salvation Army
The Columbus-area Salvation Army Red Kettle drive hopes to raise $600,000 this season. Lt. Pierson Vincent (L) checks in on veteran bell ringer Reggie Handon who works in Canal Winchester.
10, 2014

It’s a sound that marks the holiday season: The Salvation Army bell, held by a friendly person standing next to a red kettle. We go behind-the-scenes to look at what it takes to manage the effort.

Columbus-Area Health Systems Spend Millions To Attract Patients

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Columbus-area hospitals compete for attention, and it's refected in marketing and advertising budgets.
8, 2014

There’s an ad war underway in Columbus. Central Ohio’s largest hospital systems are spending millions of dollars on marketing. WOSU looks the strategies behind, and the effectiveness of, omnipresent hospital marketing.

Affordable Housing Group Takes Up Books

book bank
Columbus non-profit Homeport is taking up books, this December, to distribute to its communities' 2,500 children and teens to read during winter and summer breaks.
2, 2014

Best known for helping people get affordable housing, the non-profit Homeport has taken up collecting books. For the second year, it is stocking up on books for children and teens to read during school breaks.

Franklin County Sheriff Announces Bid For Columbus Mayor

Zach Scott
Franklin County Sheriff Zach Scott will not be on the primary ballot as a candidate for a county Democratic Party post.
November 26, 2014

Franklin County Sheriff Zach Scott said, Wednesday, he will run for Mayor of Columbus next year.