Ohio Beer ABV Limit Could Be A Snag In Stone Brewing Deal

Stone Brewing Co.
Stone Brewing Co. is considering Columbus for its east coast operation. But a state law which limits alcohol content in beer could be a deciding factor.
15, 2014

It could be later this year before the city of Columbus knows if it will be home to the east coast location of one of the country’s largest craft brewing companies – and the hundreds of jobs that come with it. Stone Brewing Company’s decision, in part, depends on whether state lawmakers change a current limit on alcohol content in beer.

Ohio State Agrees To Fix Title IX Compliance Problems

Ohio State said it is working to ensure its sexual harassment and assault policies are in line with Title IX laws.
11, 2014

The U.S. Department of Education said Ohio State University is taking steps to address issues with its sexual harassment policies. The Education Department found some of its procedures violated Title IX rules.

Dublin Lures Amazon With Free Land

The city of Dublin has offered free land to an Amazon subsidiary to encourage it to set up shop in the area.
9, 2014

The City of Dublin proposes to give away land to a web-based data company.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Sees Spike In Respiratory Patients

Nationwide Children's Hospital has seen an increase in respiratory cases. The increase could be related to an outbreak of an uncommon strain of enterovirus.
8, 2014

The number of children being treated at Nationwide Children’s Hospital for respiratory problems increased 20 percent during the last week. So far, doctors have treated about 73 patients.

Franklin County Child Poverty Rates Up

school lunch
Kids Count, an annual report released by Children's Defense Fund-Ohio, finds more than a quarter of Franklin County children live in poverty. Forty-five percent of area children receive free or reduced school lunches.
8, 2014

The economy may be improving, but the number of local children living in poverty continues to increase.

Columbus Castings On South Side To Hire 550 Workers

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 announced it plans to hire 550 new workers.
3, 2014

The struggling South Side of Columbus is getting a major boost. After several down years, the neighborhood’s long time major employer has announced it plans to nearly double its workforce.

Franklin County Property Owners Contest Updated Valuations

Franklin County appraiser Eric Ebert (center) speaks with a property owner challenging his updated valuation.
2, 2014

Franklin County property owners recently received updated appraisal values. And a number of homeowners already have begun to contest the changes.

OSU Band Taskforce Surveying Current, Former Members

Ohio State Band
Ohio State University Marching Band
28, 2014

Some former and current Ohio State University band members are being asked what they think about the band’s culture.

Fired OSU Band Director Denied Appeal By University

Jonathan Waters was fired last month after an investigation that OSU officials say revealed "a culture conducive to sexual harassment."
August 28, 2014

Ohio State has rejected the latest appeal for reconsideration by fired marching band director Jonathan Waters.