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.
5:00AM
December
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.
1:56PM
December
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.
1:19PM
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

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Mayor Michael Coleman announced Tuesday that he would not be seeking re-election.
3:43PM
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.
2:29PM
November
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.
2:52PM
November
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

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A task force review reinforces OSU's investigation of a sexualized culture within the marching band.
9:53PM
November
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

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Warrior Watch, a new city website, will show which Columbus streets have been plowed or treated during a winter weather event.
2:38PM
November
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.

Columbus Zoo Sends $10,000 To West African Sanctuary

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7:28AM
November
13, 2014

The Columbus Zoo has sent emergency funds to help a struggling chimpanzee sanctuary in the Ebola ravaged country of Sierre Leone.