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.
Builders say the new requirements will come at a limited expense. But even small increases can price out thousands of potential buyers.
More and more people are choosing to rent these days instead of taking the plunge and buying a house. And at least some of that can be attributed to the deflated housing bubble and the ensuing credit crunch. WOSU reports experts disagree on whether the increase in renting is permanent.
Nursing home operators in Ohio and those who run home health care agencies work to divert the budget ax.
The foreclosure crisis is hitting Ohio in the worst way. But two local Realtors hope to educate the public by showing foreclosed properties to potential buyers with their Foreclosure Caravan Tours.
The foreclosure crisis has left thousand of homes vacant and neighborhoods vulnerable to criminals who move into those homes to set up illegal businesses, or to strip them of anything valuable. House lawmakers have approved a change that they say will make it easier to find out who owns a foreclosed home.
So you’ve saved and dreamed and now you’re ready to build your home. Find an architect, locate a builder, and you’re on your way – right? Not exactly… not here in central Ohio… not if you’re looking for a home designed to meet the needs of the disabled or people with with limited mobility. WOSU’s Christina Morgan prepared this report on the experience of one central Ohio woman…