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Cold Temps Cover 79 Percent Of Great Lakes In Ice

Images of the frozen Great Lakes
8, 2014

This winter’s bitter cold temperatures in the Midwest have covered a stunning 79 percent of the Great Lakes in ice.

Taxi Companies Compete With On-Demand Black Car Service

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Uber Columbus offers a mobile phone app that allows customers to choose a livery driver on-demand.
27, 2014

Hailing a cab is no longer the only option for a quick ride in Columbus. A change to the city charter allows black car rides – or livery service – to be available on-demand. Workers in the niche market say it’s what clients want. But some in the taxicab industry say it encroaches on their customers.

CAR2GO Car Sharing Picking Up Speed In Columbus

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CAR2GO reserved parking near OSU's Mirror Lake
21, 2014

You’ve probably been seeing a lot of blue-and-white Smart cars around town. They’re the super-sub-compact two-seaters bearing the logo CAR2GO. They belong to one of North America’s largest car-sharing companies. They’ve been in Columbus for about 3 months and usage is on the increase.

State To See Another Blast Of Cold Air

Snow covered street in Hilliard, Ohio.
Ohioans brace for another blast of frigid temperatures and snow.
20, 2014

Another band of arctic air is descending into the northern U.S., bringing a wave of frigid temperatures expected to linger for most of the week.

Top Ohio Utility Regulator To Leave Post In April

Todd Snitchler, Ohio's top public utility regulator, said he won't seek reappointment when his term expires April 10.
January 14, 2014

Ohio’s top public utility regulator said he won’t seek reappointment when his term expires April 10.

Honda To Use Wind Power At Logan County Plant

Honda says the turbines will be owned and operated by an energy service company, ConEdison Solutions of Valhalla, N.Y.
13, 2014

Honda says the turbines are expected to provide about 10 percent of the plant’s electricity and help reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

Tech Glitch Hinders Ohio Driver’s License Process

A technical glitch is preventing drivers from renewing licenses.
January 9, 2014

Hundreds of Ohioans trying to get or renew their driver’s licenses, this week, are running into trouble because of computer problems.

Columbus Zoo Wants More Money From Franklin County Taxpayers

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Entrance to the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium. The Zoo's board approved placement of a property tax levy on the Franklin County may ballot.
9, 2014

The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium wants more money from taxpayers to pay for improvements and expansion. The zoo board voted Wednesday to put a permanent, 1.25-mill property-tax issue on the May ballot.

Record-Breaking Weather Possible Next Week

Columbus meteorologist Ben Gelber, with WCMH TV, predicts Columbus will have a brutally cold winter season.
3, 2014

Local meteorologists predict wind chills early next week, between -20 and -40 degrees, could break some records.

Scioto Dredging Reveals Junk, Rare Mussels

With Main Street Dam demolition, dredging of the Scioto River continues. Lower water levels will create a more environmentally sound river plus add acres of park space along its banks.
24, 2013

Dredging of the Scioto River started in downtown Columbus last week. It’s part of the Scioto Greenways project that began with demolition of the Main Street dam. Workers have found a lot of man-made debris as the river level falls; and they’re saving some valuable aquatic species.