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.
First Lady Karen Kasich hosted a graduation ceremony Friday in the garden at the governorâ€™s residence. The graduates were women whoâ€™d been charged with solicitation or prostitution. Instead of jail time, they chose to enroll in a program called C.A.T.C.H.