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 eyes of sports fans around the country are turning to crowded gyms and scribbled brackets this week with the tip-off of the men’s NCAA basketball tournament. Columbus is no exception.
The Schottenstein Department Store stood on South Parsons avenue for nearly a century. But it’s been vacant for several years and now its demolition is underway. For neighbors the sadness of seeing a landmark disappear is eased by plans to build a new health center in its place.
Columbus City Council says it will spend $80,000 to help boost the economy of the southside. The expenditure is the first use of the so-called “jobs growth fund.” Two council-members and a city development leader used a hardware store for a backdrop today to explain the public funds will be used to leverage more investment in an area hard-hit by job losses in recent years.