Two years ago, a WOSU investigation found that in 2011 and 2012 Columbus police shot more people per capita than police in New York City. But in the last year the number of police shootings by Columbus officers has dropped.
In the search for secure and sustainable agriculture, some say organic isn’t good enough. An alternative landscape design system known as permaculture creates complex local agro-ecosystems. Despite its hippie image in the U.S., scientists say permaculture works, and could be headed for the mainstream. Ohio’s first-ever permaculture design certification course took place at a plant sanctuary in Meigs County.
The teaching of Intelligent Design in science classrooms remains an intensely debated issue in Ohio. A federal judge in Pennsylvania recently ruled intelligent design is a religious view that does not belong in a science classroom. Now two Ohio State professors are lobbying the Ohio Board of Education to follow precedent.