Foreclosures during the Great Recession added to thousands of blighted properties in Columbus. But, a state program helped fund demolition of many of those houses and apartment units.
There are some new rules unemployed Ohioans must follow in order to get their unemployment checks.
For the long-term unemployed, the start of 2014 delivered more financial pain, the loss of unemployment compensation. The lost benefits will soon force hard life choices for thousands of Ohioans, including a Reynoldsburg resident whose financial lifeline has been cut.
Ohioâ€™s Republican U.S. Senator says changes need to be made in how government assists the unemployed.