Home Sales In Central Ohio Getting Hotter This Summer

June home sales in Central Ohio show an increase of 11.2 percent from May.
22, 2014

More home buyers in Central Ohio are closing the deal. Home sales in Central Ohio rose last month by more than 11 percent compared to May.
However, the figures were down more than 3 percent from June of last year.

City Promoter Hopes Cleveland Convention Pick Will Help Columbus

Columbus skyline
Promoters of Columbus think the RNC's choice of Cleveland to host its 2016 convention will boost Columbus' chances with Democrats.
9, 2014

Columbus city leaders ponder what Cleveland winning the 2016 GOP convention means for Columbus’ chances of hosting Democrats the same year.

US Senator Rob Portman Touts Senate VA Bill

VA Hsopital
Chalmers P. Wylie Columbus Veterans Affairs Hospital
12, 2014

U-S Senator Rob Portman of Ohio says a senate VA reform bill passed late Wednesday will make the cabinet agency more accountable. Portman called internal audit findings at the VA outrageous. It showed the agency manipulated medical appointment times causing long wait times for veterans.

Special Report: Columbus Zoo Levy

Columbus Zoo Gate
Front entrance to Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
May 5, 2014

Voters in Franklin County will go to the polls on May 6 to decide whether or not to fund a proposed 1.25 mill property tax levy request for the Columbus Zoo. WOSU takes a look at the levy as well as arguments for and against the tax request.

Jackets Out Of Playoffs After Failed Comeback Attempt

Columbus goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky covers up a wrap-around attempt by Chris Kunitz during the first period of Game Six of their first round playoff series Monday night. Pittsburgh won 4-3 to advance to the second round.
29, 2014

The Columbus Blue Jackets were down 4-0 in the third period before scoring three goals in five minutes to make the game close. But it wasn’t enough.

City Council Approves New Food Truck Regs

Under the new rules, traditional restaurants can file an appeal with the city if they think a food truck is parked too close to their business.
April 8, 2014

The new Columbus rules let trucks reserve one of 20 spots, and also use the first or last parking spot on any city block. Street parking will require a $250 annual fee.

Columbus Public Health Opens Mumps Vaccine Clinic

Columbus Public Health has opened a weekday clinic to provide the Mumps vaccine.
1, 2014

Columbus Public Health now offers special clinics for the mumps vaccine.

City Issues Proposed Capital Improvements Budget

Mayor Michael Coleman's proposed Capital Improvements Budget calls for unprecedented expenditures for city parks, pools and bike paths.
March 19, 2014

Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman’s office calls it an unprecedented investment in parks, bike paths pools and rec centers.

State To Buy New Raffle Machines Despite Vet Objections

The new machines will be built Intralot, a Greek gaming company.
10, 2014

A state legislative panel has authorized the Ohio Lottery to spend $22.5 million to build and operate new electronic raffle machines for veterans’ posts and fraternal organizations. But most organizations say they don’t want the new machines.