Ohio is celebrating its 212th birthday with special events at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus.
There used to be plenty of places for the public to enjoy a good view of Columbus and Central Ohio. WOSU commentator and local historian Ed Lentz wants to know why those places are on the decline.
Ohio ranks second in the nation on a list of public universities with the highest tuition. WOSU commnentator Andrew Miller says Gov. John Kasich isn’t helping.
Food trucks are a symbol of diversity and the entrepreneurial spirit. But WOSU Commentator Stacia Kock wonders if we in Columbus are seeing too much of a good thing.
Ohio State officials want a tuition hike for the next academic year.
This weekend Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer. WOSU Commentator and local historian Ed Lentz traces the story of the final Monday in May.
In March Penn National Gaming announced plans to move Grove Cityâ€™s Beulah Park horse racing to Youngstown. The move will reduce competition for Penn Nationalâ€™s West-side casino project. WOSU Commentator Stacia Kock says the decision to move the horse track affects more than just the casino.
Controversies over diversity continue. This spring has seen protests over the absence of women members at the Masterâ€™s Augusta National Golf Club and more recently the furor over a the dismissal of an Ohio Cub Scout leader because sheâ€™s a lesbian. WOSU Commentator Andrew Miller says heâ€™s found a Central Ohio group where diversity is a non-issue.
Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen’s admiration of Fidel Castro infuriated South Florida’s Cuban Americans and left many outside Miami wondering how an off-hand remark can cause outrage 50 years after the Cuban revolution. A central Ohio Cuban American helps us understand the controversy.
With the GOP nomination apparently in hand, speculation will turn to who Mitt Romney will choose as his running mate. WOSU Commentator Bill Hershey says as far as Ohio is concerned Barak Obamaâ€™s â€œrunning mateâ€ may not be who youâ€™d think.
The billboards and PSAâ€™s say it over and over again – a few minutes of embarrassment can save your life â€“ get a cancer screening. WOSU Commentator Michael Ivey says take it from him, the embarrassment is worth it.