Foreclosures during the Great Recession added to thousands of blighted properties in Columbus. But, a state program helped fund demolition of many of those houses and apartment units.
The Columbus Recreation and Parks department has released its list of Rec. centers it plans to close. Come the beginning of the year it will close eleven centers. The closings come as the city tries to close an $83 million budget shortfall.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has some new recommendations for parents of young children. While attending a health conference in Columbus, Center Deputy Director Doctor Melinda Wharton says too many pre-schoolers have been showing up in emergency rooms and clinics with serious flu symptons.