Veteran journalist Carl Hoffman believes he’s solved one of the great mysteries of the 20th century. In 1961 at the age of 23, Michael Rockefeller – son of New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller and a member of one of the richest and most powerful families in America ¬– travelled to remote New Guinea in search of primitive art for his father’s new museum.
The Franklin County Commissioners say they will spend $80,000 to prevent terrorist recruitment efforts.
American Electric Power of Columbus today says it welcomes a U-S Supreme Court ruling in an air pollution case. The high court blocked a federal lawsuit by states and conservation groups against AEP and four other utilities seeking limits on carbon dioxide emissions.
This week’s ice storm left more than 100,000 people without power in Franklin County. While 99 percent has been restored, some of your neighbors still may be in the dark. WOSU reports the possibility – or lack thereof – of a better power distribution system.
American Electric Power is now offering “time-of-day” rates to its customers with so-called smart meters that measure real time electric usage.
President Barack Obama yesterday urged students to work hard and stay in school. But for many African American boys, staying in school has proven difficult. Despite concerted efforts to close it, Ohio’s high school graduation rate gap between black and white boys remains wide. WOSU reports on the ongoing complex problem.
Efforts to move the Columbus casino from the arena district to the west side of the city now shift to the Ohio legislature. Lawmakers must approve an amendment that would place the issue on the ballot for a statewide vote in May. But not every Ohioan supports legislative action.
Ohio has received $1.6 million as part of a settlement in the largest environmental bankruptcy case in U.S. history.
Port Columbus and 10 airlines that serve the international airport have signed a revenue sharing agreement. Port Columbus officials say the new agreement is designed to encourage carriers to maintain and perhaps expand airline service to the city.
It could be up to a Franklin County grand jury to determine if an elderly woman should face charges in the fatal shooting of an alleged would be robber. Columbus police say the 70-year-old woman shot and killed a man who barged into a hotel room with a gun demanding money. The woman was attending the All American Quarter Horse Congress at the state fairgrounds. Some people attending the event say they’re shaken but not surprised by the incident.
Cancer researchers in Columbus are monitoring stimulus spending in Washington. They hope the federal government will help make up for recession-driven losses in private donations. Despite the dire economic news, cancer researchers are optimistic – at least in the short term.