IKEA Announces Plans For Store In Columbus

Rendering of a proposed Ikea store in the Polaris area.
Rendering of a proposed Ikea store in the Polaris area.
January 27, 2015

Swedish retailer IKEA announced Tuesday it plans to build a store in Columbus near Polaris Mall.

Popularity Increases In Ancient Oral Health Practice

Coconut Oil
The act of oil pulling involves holding or swishing an oil, like coconut oil, in the mouth for 5 to 10 minutes. Practitioners of Ayurvedic text say it removes bacteria from the mouth, acting as a mouthwash.
26, 2015

We’ve all heard of yoga and meditation, two ancient eastern holistic healing practices. But there’s another ancient holistic medicinal text that’s catching on in the U.S., in part, because of its oral health benefits.

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.