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.
A proposed new rule that the Ohio Civil Rights Commission approved, requiring most Ohio companies to offer 12 weeks of unpaid pregnancy and maternity leave to female workers, appears to be in trouble. Monday Dec. 3, a special government rule-review committee plans to look at the rule. And a co-chair of the panel says members could vote to invalidate it.
American Electric Power’s Ohio division wants customers to sign up for its optional Green Power Pricing program. By paying extra, consumers support the production of electricity from renewable, environmentally -friendly sources such as wind, methane and solar energy.
Local, state, and federal governments all feature new faces this new year as a result of voter choices in November. At the Franklin County commission, President Paula Brooks took note of a “first” for any county in Ohio. An all women panel.
State and federal ethics scandals prompted the Franklin County Commission to adopt some rules for its employees. And after several delays, the commission Tuesday approved the new ethics policy.