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Anonymous Donor Pledges Match For Shelter Board

12:00AM
December
13, 2010

In an effort to help the homeless and encourage others to give, an anonymous donor has offered to match Columbus City Council’s emergency funds for a local homeless shelter. Council is expected to vote on the legislation at Monday’s meeting.

Community Shelter Board Gets Help From City Council

12:00AM
December
9, 2010

As Columbus homeless shelters face record demand, the city of Columbus is stepping up to help. This year the number of people seeking shelter has increased by unprecedented amounts, and the shelter board is running out of money to house them.

Columbus Hospitals See Increase in Patients; Swine Flu to Blame

12:00AM
October
16, 2009

Columbus Children’s Hospital says it’s seeing up to 600 kids a day in its emergency department. But it is not the only hospital in the city to report an increase in patient volumes.

Central Ohio Business Organizations Brace For Tough Flu Season

12:00AM
September
20, 2009

Businesses in Central Ohio say they’re preparing for what could be an especially large influenza outbreak this year.

Southside Columbus Food Pantry Distributes Thanksgiving Food.

12:00AM
November
26, 2008

This year has brought lob losses, budget cuts and rising bills. And some people are finding it hard to be thankful. Last year, Ohio Public Radio’s Karen Kasler went to a Columbus food pantry just before Thanksgiving. She went back to find out how clients and volunteers are holding up going into the holiday season.

Emergency Rooms Being Flooded With the Uninsured

12:00AM
January
7, 2008

The number of trips to Ohio emergency rooms continues to rise, but almost none of the increase is coming from patients who have private insurance.

City and county officials discuss disaster preparedness

12:00AM
September
28, 2005

Columbus and Franklin County officials met Wednesday at city hall to give an update on how prepared the area is for a disaster. The meeting was an effort to avoid the type of problems faced by New Orleans administrators following Hurricane Katrina. Much of the discussion focused on how to care for the disabled during an emergency.