Pay-To-Park Zones Could Be Answer To Short North Parking Crunch

Short North
Columbus City officials soon will consider recommendations that could change residential parking zones in neighborhoods near urban districts, such as the Short North.
22, 2015

Urban living has revitalized some Columbus neighborhoods. Condos, restaurants and shops attract new residents and visitors. But there’s a downside: parking. It’s becoming more and more of a headache for the downtown area’s thriving neighborhoods. WOSU takes a look at the parking crunch and a possible solution.

Towing Companies Settle Lawsuit; Customers To Get Refunds

Central Ohio's two largest towing companies settled a class action lawsuit which claimed people were charged unlawful fees.
14, 2015

Two local towing companies have settled a class action lawsuit which claimed they charged unlawful fees. As many as 50,000 people could get partial refunds.

Franklin Co. Police Deadly Force Cases Handled Differently

Franklin County Courthouse
Franklin County Courthouse
January 14, 2015

Grand jury proceedings have come under intense scrutiny recently after two panels failed to indict police officers who killed unarmed African American men. WOSU examines how the Franklin County’s grand jury process for police-involved cases is handled differently from other cases.

Dublin Boy May Give More To UAB Team

Bennett Williams
Bennett Williams, 5, of Dublin, sent the UAB Blazers' football a dollar, his allowance, to help their financial struggles. The university announced, recently, it will end the football program after this season due to cost.
19, 2014

Childhood innocence and generosity are apparent in a Dublin boy who mailed his allowance money to the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s football team. The financially-struggling program will end this season. Sitting down with WOSU, Bennett Williams expresses interest in continuing his mission to help.

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

TMS Picture
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.