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.
Central Ohio police are investigating nude photos of underage teens which have shown up on a social media site. WOSU reports investigators are being tight-lipped about the case.
The city of Columbus has filed a lawsuit suit against an upscale car service that recently began to operate in the area. WOSU reports the city wants a judge to grant a temporary restraining order against a branch of Uber to keep it from operating in the city.
Rats became quite a problem in Clintonville during the last year. But with a few easy changes, the issue appears to be under control. City inspectors discovered Clintonville is not the only area with a rodent problem. WOSU reports on some other Columbus neighborhoods where rats are rife.
Columbus Police are going through several thousand old DNA cases because reporting procedures were not followed. Critical information was left out of the DNA reports.
It could be next year before a lawsuit filed, last week, by two fired Columbus City Schools principals goes to trial.
Ohio third-graders are gearing up to take a reading test that could determine whether they are promoted or held back. In some states, high-stakes testing has driven educators to do the unthinkable: cheat. WOSU reports safeguards are in place in Ohio to lessen the chance of a standardized testing scandal.
Prison is a big business. Lots of money goes in, and lots of money goes out. And a good portion of the money going in, is from inmates’ families, in the form of fees and surcharges for basic items and services. In the second part of a two-part series, WOSU’s Mandie Trimble takes a look at what inmates pay, and what the state makes off their purchases.
Inmates and their families pay a lot of hidden costs for basic items and services. The state and private vendors are making a lot of money as they provide these services. One private company collected $21 million last year on prison calls in Ohio.
Governor Kasich today signed a bill to allow greater access to Nalozone used to fight drug overdoses.