Behind The Scenes Of The Red Kettle Fund Drive

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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

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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

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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.

Mayor Coleman Will Not Seek Fifth Term

Mayor Michael Coleman announced Tuesday that he would not be seeking re-election.
November 25, 2014

In a surprise announcement, Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman said, Tuesday, he will not seek a fifth term. Coleman made the announcement alongside his cabinet and staff members and family and friends.

Columbus Finalist For Democratic Convention

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Columbus, Philadelphia and Brooklyn are finalists for the 2016 Democratic National Convention.
24, 2014

Columbus is a finalist for the 2016 Democratic National Convention along with New York and Philadelphia.

Columbus Official: Red Light Cameras Would End If Bill Passes

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Police will be required to be present when tickets are generated by red-light cameras under a bill passed by the Ohio Senate.
20, 2014

A Columbus Public Safety Department official said red light cameras will be gone if legislation is passed that requires a police officer be stationed at the cameras.

Task Force Finds Lax University Oversight Of Marching Band

A task force review reinforces OSU's investigation of a sexualized culture within the marching band.
18, 2014

A review by former Ohio Attorney General Betty Montgomery found additional examples of of inappropriate behavior and poor university oversight of the band.

City Launches Snow Plow Information Website

Warrior Watch, a new city website, will show which Columbus streets have been plowed or treated during a winter weather event.
13, 2014

Columbus snow plow crews are on city streets to “dry run” routes to prep for winter. If this were the real deal, their work could be seen on a new city website which shows exactly which streets are plowed. “Warrior Watch” launched Thursday.