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.
Cleveland made bids to host political conventions in 2008 and 2012, but lost out both times. Local leaders are hopeful more hotel rooms and a new convention center will land them the 2016 Republican National Convention.
The bacteria that’s been linked to six recent deaths at a Reynoldsburg retirement community was first identified in 1976 after a massive outbreak at a Philadelphia convention.
For the next few days, thousands of people will go downtown to play games: board games, card games, role-playing games. It’s a convention called The Origins Game Fair which runs now through Sunday at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.
Port Columbus officials are planning for expansion even as passenger counts are declining. The Airport Authority says it wants to build a new south runway at a cost of $176,000,000.
The city of Columbus is scheduled to receive $16 million in federal stimulus money for mass transit projects. The money could be spent on a variety of things including the construction of a light rail passenger terminal. But that would still leave Columbus without a passenger depot for Governor Strickland’s planned rail corridor connecting Columbus with Cleveland and Cincinnati. Where would that train station be built? One spot could be transformed into a station fairly quickly.
Ohio Governor Ted Strickland today addresses the Democratic National Convention.
City of Columbus officials are still tabulating the cost to repair the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Last week a broken water main flooded the building, lifting the floor. The old water main ran underneath the building, and city workers were not aware the pipe was there. WOSU Commentator and local historian Ed Lentz reminds us there are a lot of things hidden below the surface.
COnvention-goers have returned to the Greater Columbus Convention Center on North High Street, one day after the entire first floor was flooded by a water main break. The Longaberger Basket Company’s annual sales convention resumed this morning, as officials assessed damages and prepared to repair the building.
Engineers say The Greater Columbus Convention Center is “structurally sound” after a major water main break this morning. A 16-inch water main burst and flooded much of the first floor of the 400-thousand square foot building on North High Street. Crews suspect a faulty plate cause the break. Officials insist damage to the building is only aesthetic, but the future of at least one convention remains undecided.
Between 8,000 and 10,000 Episcopalians are expected to be in Columbus over the next week to attend the church’s general convention. During that time a new Presiding Bishop will be elected, and topics such as consecrating gay bishops and reparations will be at hand.