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Reynoldsburg School District Cooking Up New School Lunch Program

Reynoldsburg school district is cooking up a new way to handle their free school lunch program.
29, 2013

While summer break can mean fun in the sun for kids, it can also mean tighter financial times for some families.

Summer of 2012 Too Hot? Thankfully It’s Not 1936.

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The swimming pool at Indianola Park offered a break from the heat in the early 1900's.
23, 2012

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 Expect Thinner Lake Erie Algae Bloom

A satellite image shows a massive algae bloom in Lake Erie's western basin. Scientists have linked algae to water withdrawals, pollution, and farm runoff.
15, 2012

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.

Local Kids Who Don’t Know How To Swim “Make A Splash”

15, 2011

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.

Electricity Supply Sufficient For Summer Heat

7, 2010

Columbus-based American Electric Power says even with above normal heat customers face little prospect of an electricity black out.

Fan Donations Help Keep Central Ohioans Cool

6, 2010

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.

Low Income Families to Receive “Cool” Relief

8, 2009

Summer temperatures of more than 90 degrees are probably just around the corner.

Angry Woman Allegedly Assaults Police Officers

10, 2008

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.

High gas prices might keep Ohioans home this summer

13, 2008

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.

Lifeguard Shortage Plagues Summer Pools

10, 2008

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.