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.
Federal investigators say Andrew Hill ran an elaborate mortgage fraud scheme, obtaining $1.2 million in loans.
Authorities say Cliff Gallatin used $120,000 in employee retirement contributions to pay for expensive cars, boats, a country club membership, and a lake-front condo.
“Nothing flies like Old Glory. It’s the most beautiful flag in the world. And what it represents is so perfect.” Says Cowgill.
There’s good news for some school districts in the state Senate’s version of the proposed budget. The Senate’s spending plan would use about $100 million to soften cuts approved in the House version.
Governor John Kasich’s budget would have a substantial impact on state aid to local governments. The budget calls for a 25 percent reduction for the first year of the new budget and another 25 percent for the second year.
Police in Dublin say a man has been hospitalized and a woman arrested after a shooting outside a financial services building.
In Columbus, red light cameras are being touted as a way to make intersections safer. In nearby Dublin, engineers believe that in some cases getting rid of traffic lights altogether is the key to protecting motorists. That’s why the Columbus suburb has converted a handful of intersections to roundabouts.
The family of a man who drowned after his car crashed into a pond in Dublin has sued the city and several highway officials.
New rankings show more Ohio school districts are rated effective or higher. However, the annual grade cards released Tuesday also show the statewide graduation rate fell to 84.6 percent. Many Central Ohio school districts fared well in the ratings.
A federal law intended to make public swimming pools safer is costing central Ohio communities thousands of dollars. WOSU reports, it appears no one is in charge of monitoring the changes to pools.