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.
The forty-fourth annual All American Quarter Horse Congress kicked off this weekend at the Ohio State Fairgrounds. While some attendees have made sacrifices to come to the show, the Congress itself has held its own in the slow economy.
It could be up to a Franklin County grand jury to determine if an elderly woman should face charges in the fatal shooting of an alleged would be robber. Columbus police say the 70-year-old woman shot and killed a man who barged into a hotel room with a gun demanding money. The woman was attending the All American Quarter Horse Congress at the state fairgrounds. Some people attending the event say they’re shaken but not surprised by the incident.
Governor Ted Strickland has changed his stand and is now asking Ohio legislators to approve a plan to authorize thousands of slot machines at race tracks. But, critics of the plan are vowing to fight it in court.
More than 300 Ohioans who breed, feed, and race horses rallied at the statehouse in Columbus today, proclaiming that legalizing slot machines at race tracks was the best way to save their sinking industry in the Buckeye State. Correspondent Bill Cohen was there too. Here is his report.
Gov. Ted Strickland is threatening a veto if Ohio legislators move ahead with a plan to legalize betting on video-tape replays of old horse races from around the country.
Gambling critics are using radio commercials as part of an effort to convince state legislators not to move ahead with a plan to allow betting on video tape replays of old horse races.
People who go to Ohio race tracks will soon be allowed to place bets on video-taped races from decades ago, if state senators get their way. On a vote of 25 to 8, they approved a bill Wednesday authorizing the new twist on horserace betting, and they sent the measure to the Ohio House for more scrutiny.