Columbus artist Jenny Fine says her camera has become a tool for facilitating intimacy between herself and her family, and nowhere is that more evident than in her “Flat Granny” series, soon to be on view at the Dublin Arts Council. The artist photographed her grandmother during the last ten years of her life.
City backers say continued growth of the Central Ohio economy depends, in part, on more exports from area businesses. Now , with help from a Washington think tank and capital improvements by freight railroads the region has a better chance to compete with coastal or Great Lakes cities as an export marketer.
A new report on Central Ohio’s economy shows the region gained more than 9,000 jobs in early 2012. The group, Columbus 2020, says despite the additional jobs the region’s unemployment rate increased from 6.8% to 7% percent as more discouraged workers give up their job search.