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.
Deneen Black, 32, is a registered sex offender who’s been living in the Hilltop neighborhood. Police say he was arrested early Tuesday without incident.
Columbus fire investigators have not said what caused the Christmas Eve blaze in the Franklinton neighborhood.
The future of a west side casino is once again up in the air after the developer and the city failed to meet this week’s deadline to work out the details of an agreement reached in May. WOSU reports two important contingencies were not met opening the possibility for a trial.
After months of public debate and two days of intense negotiations the developer of the west side casino has reached an agreement with the city of Columbus which will clear the way for the construction of the gambling center.
A second day of settlement talks is scheduled today in federal district court among Columbus, Franklin county, and the owners of a proposed west side casino. The parties want to avoid a federal court hearing over water, land annexation and taxes.
Even with the West Side casino still hinging on a federal lawsuit, developers say they’ll break ground Monday.
As the developer of the proposed West-side casino and the city remain mired in a dispute over whether to annex the property into Columbus, developers say they’re on the verge of starting construction.
More than a hundred union workers and their leaders rallied Tuesday at the site for the new Hollywood Casino on the west side of Columbus. Union officials say they’re concerned that on-going disputes between Columbus and Penn National Gaming, the casino’s owner, will hold up construction.