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.
Animal welfare groups led by the Humane Society of the United States have agreed to abandon a fall ballot issue against animal cruelty as part of a deal with Ohio farmgroups
Port Columbus and 10 airlines that serve the international airport have signed a revenue sharing agreement. Port Columbus officials say the new agreement is designed to encourage carriers to maintain and perhaps expand airline service to the city.
Customers at one Columbus post office are finding themselves out of luck at lunch time. The postal service says low mail volume and declining client le have forced it to close the Clintonville Post Office between 12 noon and 1 p.m. Two other postal branches are now closing for an hour in the middle of the day. And there are more closings on the way.
United Way of Central Ohio has new criteria to determine how funds are allocated to member agencies. A spokesman says the organization, which distributes about $28 million for Columbus area programs, will concentrate on helping meet basic human needs including health care, housing, and education. Those programs that don’t won’t be funded next year.
When Henry Godman’s workers were turning out thousands of pairs of shoes in a downtown factory, the Columbus businessman did not have to worry about calculating health insurance benefits because there weren’t any. That business from the late 1800s is long gone, but the Godman Guild, a social services agency, has about 2 dozen workers who do receive health care as part of their benefits package. The Guild was recently hit with a steep and unexpected 23 percent health insurance increase.
Businesses throughout Ohio are hoping the nationwide strike between the United Auto Workers and General Motors won’t be a long one. As Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports, a long strike could have far reaching implications for thousands of people and businesses in the buckeye state.
A downtown Columbus church will again feature the silhouette of Jesus familiar to nighttime drivers along the Interstate. A steel cutout that was used to cast the image on the front wall of Livingston United Methodist Church disappeared earlier this month. But the figure was found outside the building Tuesday morning.
Hundreds of union members employed by Delphi Corporation in Columbus have voted to authorize a strike if necessary. Local UAW president Mark Sweazy says 96% of voting members on Wednesday agreed to allow the union to call a strike if negotiations with Delphi break down.