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Firearms Training in Gahanna Parks Proposed

12:00AM
December
6, 2010

Gahanna City Council Members are expected to vote tonight on whether to allow firearms training programs at 2 city parks. Some residents are concerned about safety, but city leaders say safety measures will be in place.

Stimulus Dollars Give Youth Experience and Work

12:00AM
August
3, 2009

Many young people get summer jobs….some at fast food restaurants, others are ice cream shops or maybe the local mall. There are some teens and twenty-something’s, though, that get to spend the summer working outdoors at some of the state’s best parks. WOSU reports on a federal program that’s helping Ohio’s young people learn basic job skills AND giving work to the unemployed.

Parks Department Deals With Cuts

12:00AM
June
15, 2009

In the shadow of significant budget deficits, all city departments have been forced to cut back. But one of the most deeply affected has been – and continues to be – the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department. WOSU’s Sadie Taylor reports.

State Senate Debates Drilling In State Parks

12:00AM
June
3, 2009

For years, proposals to allow oil and gas drilling in state parks in Ohio have gone nowhere in the legislature. But now, supporters of the idea have won a small victory. Republicans who dominate the state senate have put the drilling proposal into their version of the state budget that has just been okayed by the senate. That is re-igniting the debate as statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports.

Thanks, Sister Rosa Parks

12:00AM
December
1, 2008

This week marks the anniversary of the start of the Montgomery bus boycott. WOSU Commentator Jerolyn Barbee says thanks.

Pair of Former Columbus City Employees Are Sentenced

12:00AM
January
29, 2007

The former Director of the Recreation and Parks Department and an employee get mostly probation after paying restitution.

Ohio Activists Protest Bush, Electronic Voting

Activist Victoria Parks holds two caracatures of President Bush
12:00AM
October 5, 2006

Central Ohio Peace activists held a protest this morning on the steps of the Franklin County Board of Elections. Speakers called for the impeachment or President Bush because of the war in Iraq. Others protested what they called ‘Faith Based Machines’ – criticizing Ohio’s new electronic voting machines.