Columbus Teacher Gets Grant For Free Books

School Books Stacked
Columbus City Schools teacher Courtney Johnson is one of 10 teachers chosen from across the country for a 500 free book grant.
29, 2014

A Columbus City Schools teacher receives 500 free books for her classroom.

Columbus Mayor: City Prepared To Discuss Immigration Crisis

border patrol
Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman said, Monday, the city is prepared to consider a collaborative plan to take in unaccompanied minors crossing the U.S. border illegally.
28, 2014

Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman said he is willing to work with other cities to assist with the immigration crisis at the U.S. southern border. His spokesman Dan Williamson warns, though, the city’s social service agencies do not have the capacity to take in large numbers of immigrant children. “If our social services agencies were to [...]

Franklin County Foster Teens Get New Clothes

Threads For Teens
Threads for Teens mobile boutique provides girls in foster care with brand new clothes. The non-profit stopped in Columbus, Friday, and outfitted dozens of girls.
25, 2014

Many teenagers express who they are through their clothes. But for teens in foster care, getting new clothes is a luxury. Two non-profits came to Columbus Friday looking to change that.

TBDBITL Director Out Of Job Over “Serious Cultural Issues”

The Ohio State University Marching Band director Jon Waters has been fired after an investigation revealed a sexually-charged culture in the band.
24, 2014

In his two years as director of the OSU Marching Band, Jonathan Waters was praised for using technology to develop complex routines that went viral on the web. Now Jon Waters is out of a job. OSU fired him after an investigation found what officials call “serious cultural issues.” Waters intends to clear his name.

New OSU President Outlines Priorities

OSU President Michael Drake outlined some of his priorities with reporters after about a week on campus.
July 9, 2014

Ohio State University’s new president is settling in after about a week on the job. Michael Drake sat down with reporters to outline some of his priorities as he begins his tenure on campus.

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.