Columbus, OH – There's good news on Ohio's highway-safety front. Fatalities from crashes are down. Ohio Public Radio's Bill Cohen learned about the latest numbers by interviewing a spokeswoman for the Ohio Department Transportation, Lindsay Komlanc.
Columbus, OH – Some Ohio lawmakers say renters are sometimes overcharged for their water service. The legislators plan to introduce a proposal to protect those tenants. But as Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports, landlords will fight it if it means they will be drowning in unpaid water bills.
Court upholds law equating computer-generated child pornography with real child pornography - Governor Strickland denies using intern as scapegoat - Six firefighters burned while saving $5 million house - Cleveland Browns Stadium damage caused by plumbing problems
Columbus, OH – The anti-gay-marriage constitutional amendment that Ohio voters okayed 3 years ago does NOT wipe out the state's domestic violence law....and that means that unmarried people - gay or straight -- who live together are still protected by it. That's the ruling from the Ohio Supreme Court. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports.
"There is no spectacle on earth more appealing than that of a beautiful woman in the act of cooking dinner for someone she loves." Thomas Wolfe
Ratatouille renewed my appetite for food movies, just as Babette's Feast whetted it almost 20 years ago. No Reservations reminds me that even a well-intentioned food movie can be poorly served. Yuck, it's like looking at beautifully-appointed wax fruit; Look too closely and you'll not eat it. If you do eat, you'll regret.
Port Columbus sees passenger traffic increase - Levy to fund Senior Options Program to appear on ballot - Columbus City Council to pay for hate crime education - Botulism kills endagered birds throughout Great Lakes region
Columbus, OH – Despite the presence of several professional sports teams in Columbus - the Blue Jackets, Destroyers, Comets and Crew - most sports fans see Ohio's capital as Buckeye country. Still, some have longed for the arrival of one of the so-called major sports - baseball, basketball and football. A pro football team did have a home in Columbus, even though it's rarely received any recognition until now.
Columbus, OH – The state intern blamed in the scare over the theft of a device containing sensitive data on more than a million Ohioans is speaking out - on paper. But his statement is bringing a response from the state's highest office. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports.
Columbus, OH – Environmental activists in Ohio say there's now clear proof that global warming has come to the Buckeye State. They're using the latest numbers to push for a new state law that would require utility companies to make big changes. But one of the largest utilities in the midwest says THAT idea would simply make electricity bills soar. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen has both sides of the story.
Columbus, OH – Black bear sightings always peak in the month of July. That's the height of the breeding season. And this year, there's a better chance than ever that Ohioans will see black bears. In an interview with Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles, the Ohio Division of Wildlife's Dan Kramer explains black bears are becoming more common in Ohio.
Columbus, OH – The Ohio Association of Second Harvest Foodbanks has an important warning for Ohioans who have received food from their local food banks, pantries, and some county offices. In an interview with Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles, the foodbank's director, Lisa Hamler Fugitt, says don't eat the Castlebury chili.
Also included in the recall are Castleberry's hot dog chili sauce, Austex Hot Dog Chili Sauce, or Kroger Hot Dog Chili Sauce. Anyone who has received these products in a food pantry box since mid March should immediately throw those cans away.