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.
Political leaders in Ohio and across the country complain that government regulations are preventing many businesses from expanding. Ohio Governor John Kasich says Ohio has one of the toughest business environments.
Ohio State History Professor Randolph Roth and his colleagues reviewed four centuries of murders in the U-S and Western Europe and came to some unexpected conclusions about why the homicide rate rises and falls.
Tonight, WOSU hosted the last official debate before the August 4th special election to increase Columbus’ income tax from 2% to 2.5%.
Ohio legislators are continuing to hear conflicting testimony about whether they should keep having state government control electricity rates. At the moment, the Public Utilities Commission is scheduled to lose its regulatory power over electric bills, starting next year. But the Ohio Senate has approved a bill bringing back government price controls and a legislative committee in the house is now looking at it.
The plunge in the stock market might signal a decline in tax revenues for state government in Ohio. That, in turn, could mean a decline in state services.
Officials at state-supported universities and community colleges across Ohio are now hopeful they will receive a boost of government dollars that’s even larger than the one Governor Ted Strickland has proposed. That’s because Republicans who dominate the Ohio House of Representatives are vowing to pump even more state money into higher education.
A leading corporate crisis researcher and professor at MIT was the keynote speaker at a symposium at OSU’s Center for Resilience Friday. Yossi Sheffi is using his research to look into how all levels of government can be better prepared in the event of an emergency.