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OSU students hold a benefit dinner for Haiti

12:00AM
February
1, 2010

OSU students used their hearts and appetites to help victims of the Haiti earthquake. They organized a dinner on campus to raise money.

Lancaster & Fairfield County Recover from Ice Storm

12:00AM
January
29, 2009

As many as 6,000 Fairfield County residents remain without electricity after this week’s snow and ice storm. The Red Cross has opened a shelter. And the sheriff’s department and emergency management officials are checking on people who ask for assistance.

Lifeguard Shortage Plagues Summer Pools

12:00AM
March
10, 2008

The Columbus Zoo will open a 22.7 acre water park this summer. Zoombezi Bay will be the first water park in the county to offer admission to both a zoo and a water park on one ticket. The zoo is currently trying to staff enough lifeguards to monitor the water park something other area pools have been struggling with for the past few years.

Columbus Red Cross Chief Says ‘Military Scam’ Is Unforgivable.

12:00AM
June
5, 2007

The American Red Cross today warns of a new scam. The organization says the scammers contact spouses of military members by telephone, tell them a loved one is injured in Iraq, and then try to obtain personal information. Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Columbus Red Cross chapter, Michael Carroll, says the Department of Defense asked the Red Cross to issue a warning.

Suspected Katrina Aid Fraud Reported to Columbus Police

12:00AM
March
7, 2006

The Greater Columbus Red Cross says it’s found almost a dozen cases of suspected fraud related to Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. A spokeswoman says the cases have been turned over to the Columbus police department.

Red Cross Seeks Thousands of Volunteers to Help Hurricane Victims

12:00AM
November
3, 2005

The American Red Cross is looking for 40-thousand volunteers willing to spend three weeks in the southern U-S helping Hurricane victims. The Columbus chapter is adding training classes to accommodate additional volunteers.

Central Ohio serves as Isabel rescue staging area

12:00AM
September
17, 2003

Central Ohio has become a disaster relief staging area . Dozens of 50 Red Cross emergency response vehicles are assembling in Reynoldsburg to respond to areas affected by hurricane Isabel.