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Ohio Attorney General Fights Foreclosure Scams.

27, 2009

Every month in Franklin County, hundreds of homeowners receive a summons of foreclosure. But, Ohio’s Attorney General says as foreclosures mount, so do the number of foreclosure scams.

Special Series Part 2: Franklin Co. Elections: Prelude to November Balloting

March 13, 2008

Franklin County elections officials say the March 4th primary went smoothly with just a few glitches here and there. In spite of complaints from dissatisfied voters, the primary proved to be a prelude to the big event in November.

Special Series Part 1 : The Mechanics Behind the Election

Franklin Co. elections workers feed paper ballots into scanning machines. They were testing the machines with randomly marked ballots prior to Election Day.
March 12, 2008

There’s more to an election than touch screen voting or darkening ovals on a ballot. There’s a lot of teaching and testing that goes on beforehand as WOSU’s Sam Hendren found out prior to the March 4th primary. Here’s part 1 of Series about voting in Franklin County.

Tiny Insect Changes Ann Arbor Landscape

Once shaded by a 50-foot Ash the owners of this Ann Arbor home had to install air conditioning
September 5, 2007

Scientists believe the Emerald Ash Borer entered the U.S. from China almost ten years ago. It’s been killing ash trees in the Great Lakes region ever since. The city of Ann Arbor, Mich., known for its thickly wooded neighborhoods, has lost most of its ash trees which made up about 15 percent of the city’s urban forest. Ohio officials wonder if the same thing could happen in Columbus.

Columbus, Grandview Heights Take Similar Approaches Planning for Emerald Ash Borer

Keith Culbertson removes the crown of an ash on Northwest Blvd. in Grandview Heights
September 5, 2007

In less than ten years the Emerald Ash Borer has taken a devastating toll on the ash trees in the state of Michigan. And it’s spreading. It’s now been found in 31 Ohio counties. Without a significant breakthrough in fighting the tree killing insect, the impact here could be devastating. Two central Ohio cities, Columbus and Grandview Heights, have similar plans to deal with the invader

Ohio Farmer Turned Comedian Regales Agriculture Crowd

Farmer & comedian Jay HendrenPhoto by Sam Hendren
April 28, 2006

Licking County, Ohio native Jay Hendren grew up on a farm near Johnstown and still puts in an occasional 15-hour day. But eight years ago he began to pursue a new line of work. He turned his farming experience into a comedy routine.