Columbus is host to the National Hockey League All Star game this week-end. The NHL showcase will bring thousands fans and visitors to the city as well as international media attention.
Flu season is approaching and Ohio colleges and universities are watching for outbreaks of swine flu. Several schools already report cases. Here in Central Ohio, schools say they are making contingency plans in the event of a campus-wide outbreak.
Central Community House is one of seven Settlement Houses in Columbus. They are slowly expanding some of their programming since the City of Columbus closed 13 recreation centers earlier this year.
As unemployment numbers increase, more laid-off workers are taking a different approach to the job market. Enrollment at community colleges and technical schools is growing. WOSU takes a look at this changing trend in higher education.
The Census Bureau Tuesday reported new numbers on poverty, income and health insurance. It’s an annual snapshot of the economic well-being of nation’s households.
St. Stephens Community House at 1500 East 17th Ave. in Columbus is in the middle of its “Coats or Kids” program. St. Stephens is expecting about one thousand people to receive new and used winter clothing to those in need, no questions asked.
The Ohio Department of Public Safety is trying to facilitate more outreach programs to learn about the state’s growing diverse populations so that ODPS can provide more people with the proper safety services. In its first steps towards reaching this goal, ODPS hosted an information forum in Columbus today.
Much attention is given to the problems facing family-owned farms in Ohio and elsewhere. Problems include weather, disappearing farmland, pollution from field run off, and a population that is increasingly non-rural. A small but growing idea tries to address all of these issues, except – of course – the weather.
Columbus is home to more than 80 community gardens where residents turn weed-invested city lots into bountiful crops. Franklin Park Conservatory, the city and others are encouraging the use of vacant lots to grow produce.
Estimates are there are between 100 and 300 people living on the streets or on the land in Columbus. The Community Shelter Board said it’s made progress in helping to place many of these people in permanent housing.
Wal-Mart stores in Ohio today began selling certain generic prescription drugs for 4 dollars. Company officials say the reduced priced prescriptions represent about a quarter of the prescriptions dispensed in the United States. The company says it’s passing the saving on to customers. But critics of the giant retailer suspect other motives.