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.
South-central and south-eastern Ohio have been hard hit by ice from this week’s snowstorm which has caused widespread power outages.
Ohio health officials report the number of abortions performed in Ohio has dropped to a 31 year low. About 30,860 were performed last year – the fewest since the State Department of Health starting keeping track in 1976.But while the overall number of abortions are down, one segment of the population – teenage African Americans – is seeing a rise in the number of abortions.
Barack Obama’s historic victory has African Americans around the nation celebrating. WOSU went to the King-Lincoln District, an historically black neighborhood, to gather the thoughts and emotions of Columbus’s African-American community.
5,000 poll workers will be on hand across Franklin County tomorrow to assist voters at the polls on Election Day. By tomorrow, more than 273,000 residents of the county will have voted early. Twice as many voting machines will be available this year. And voters have the option to use a paper ballot. Still some voters are skeptical about the possibility of an problem-free election.
The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio held a public hearing Tuesday on a rate increase request by American Electric Power. The company wants to raise electric rates 45 percent over the next 3 years.
The 45th Annual Islamic Society of North America convention is estimating a total of 30,000 American Muslims to attend their three-day convention.
Women voters are getting more attention in this presidential season than ever before. In Ohio 59 percent of the electorate was female and the overwhelming majority voted for Hilary Clinton. For African American Ohio women the choice between Clinton and Barack Obama may have been more difficult.
Bill Clinton today campaigned for his wife in Southern Ohio. The Former President made stops in Portsmouth, Athens and Lancaster. WOSU’s Sam Hendren reports on Bill Clinton’s visit to Chillicothe.
The Franklinton section of Columbus has been hard-hit by foreclosures. On Monday Mayor Coleman and Sen. George Voinovich visited the area to discuss the crisis. Sen. Voinovich has introduced legislation in Congress to help homeowners who are struggling with their mortgages.
Hot weather in the midwest and mid-atlantic region during the summer and early fall helped one of the nation’s largest utilities post bigger profits for the past three months.