Foreclosures during the Great Recession added to thousands of blighted properties in Columbus. But, a state program helped fund demolition of many of those houses and apartment units.
Student loan debt in the U.S. now surpasses $1 trillion. Ohioâ€™s senior U.S. senator Sherrod Brown blames the private loan industry for intentionally making loan terms difficult to understand. Heâ€™s pushing legislation that would make loan terms more clear. The bill is called the Know Before You Owe Private Student Loan Act.