The quality of police training academies in Ohio and the need for stronger statewide training standards are among the issues an attorney general’s committee is considering as it explores possible changes to the way Ohio trains police officers.
While summer break can mean fun in the sun for kids, it can also mean tighter financial times for some families.
Temperatures are expected to get close to 90 today, as the dog days of summer start to fade away. It has been a hotter than normal summer here in Central Ohio. Despite the uncomfortable heat, WOSU commentator and local historian Ed Lentz reminds how lucky we are.
Researchers say the toxic blue-green algae in Lake Erie’s western basin likely will appear earlier this summer but remain less dense than last year’s record bloom, partly because of warmer, drier spring weather.
Summertime is a time for enjoying the water at a pool or lake, but many children cannot or should not take part in the fun because they don’t know how to swim. It’s a bigger problem in poor minority neighborhoods where many kids don’t have access to pools and swimming lessons.
Columbus-based American Electric Power says even with above normal heat customers face little prospect of an electricity black out.
When temperatures peak in the nineties, many low-income residents who can’t afford air-conditioning are at risk of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. One Central Ohio organization has begun their fan donation program to help those who are at risk.
Summer temperatures of more than 90 degrees are probably just around the corner.
A woman was arraigned Tuesday on charges she assaulted two police officers Monday night at Columbus City Hall. The woman was part of a group planning to protest at a city council meeting the police shooting on Friday of a 31-year-old man.
As vacation season approaches, many travelers may be factoring high gas prices into their plans. That could be good news for Ohio’s 38 billion dollar tourism industry. Ohio hotel operators and state officials expect the gas prices to keep some Ohioans closer to home this summer.
The Columbus Zoo will open a 22.7 acre water park this summer. Zoombezi Bay will be the first water park in the county to offer admission to both a zoo and a water park on one ticket. The zoo is currently trying to staff enough lifeguards to monitor the water park something other area pools have been struggling with for the past few years.