Columbus, OH – An Ohio political icon died on Wednesday March 12 at age 90. Former U.S. Senator Howard Metzenbaum was elected 3 times to the senate and built a reputation as a consumer advocate. Former Cleveland Plain Dealer reporter Tom Diemer covered Metzenbaum in Washington during the 1980's. In an interview with Ohio Public Radio's Bill Cohen, Diemer says Metzenbaum will be remembered not just for his left-of-center ideology - but also for his STYLE.
Ohio Civil Rights Commission tells restaurant chain to settle with students who were subjected to discrimination - Coleman willing to hear about passenger rail line study - Gas prices continue climb - Columbus Symphony could shut down without more help - Smokers who want to quit are offered free nicotine patches -
Jury convicts all five former executives of Dublin-based health care company for fraud - State launches online tool for foreclosure victims - Ohio Historical Society reports budget problems and implications - City of Columbus responds to AP investigation of water quality - Columbus and many cities continue lobbying for federal funding of wastewater treatment projects
Columbus, OH – Enforcing the city's curfew law, turning the High Street side of City Center into a town square ringed by shops and creating more green jobs. Those are some of the highlights from Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman's 9th State of the City speech. Jim Letizia has details on those and other items Coleman plans to focus on.
Columbus, OH – A private air charter service has committed to staying and expanding in Columbus as well as working with Ohio State and other Ohio universities. While government officials will hand out millions of dollars in incentives, the head of the company maintains that's not what sealed the deal. Mike Foley reports.
Columbus, OH – Marysville woman dies in crash - More barge/bridge problems along Ohio River - Ohio Supreme Court says Columbus police chief's lawsuit can proceed - Crackdown on DUI to take place this weekend - Fire officials remind Ohioans about carbon monoxide poisoning - Poll: State out of bounds, but Strickland doing well - Tobacco company cuts ad with a backround resembling the Buckeye O - Carroll County mom, daughter okay following out-of-hospital birth
Columbus, OH – One of the people who's not happy with the recent proposal passed by the Ohio Senate is Columbus City Council member Andy Ginther, who wrote the Columbus ordinance on scrap metal thefts that council passed last year. In a conversation with Jim Letizia, Ginther says he's particulary unhappy with an amendment by State Senator Gary Cates that Ginther says would eliminate Columbus' ordinance.
Columbus, OH – For the first time in franchise history, the Columbus Blue Jackets are still in the playoff hunt in mid-March. With a five-day lull in their schedule before the last big push of the regular season, team management has made a big move. Alison Holm reports.
Columbus, OH – South side residents will have two health centers to access services. The City of Columbus plans to build a new facility while maintaining a temporary health center that's been operating for about a year. Mike Foley reports.
Ohio woman indicted in act of domestic terrorism - State board of eduction raises cost for teaching license - Antioch college professors file lawsuit against university - Mayor Coleman to discuss safety cameras - Twinsburg township can't pay rent for town hall - Filling stations hike gas prices - Centers for disease and control say adults need vaccinations - Memorial statue to honor Bluffton University baseball players unveiled
Former president Clinton holds Ohio fundraiser for Hillary - False I.D. conspiracy busted up - Dairy activists criticize new hormone labels - Advocacy group against Abercrombie and Fitch putting name on new emergency room in Children's Hospital - Lawmakers concerned over use of legal hallucinogen - Gay rights activist want civil rights law - Columbus police ask for public help finding hit and run driver - The United Way kicks off annual food drive
Columbus, OH – Thieves have been stripping aluminum siding from houses across Ohio. They've also been swiping copper tubing from businesses. The thefts prompted state senators today to okay a bill they hope will discourage the thieves, by drying up the market for the stolen metal. Statehouse correspondent Bill cohen reports.
Without cell phones a heist in the 1970's seems quaint to say the least. The "progressive" use of walkie-talkies during the crime must have seemed terribly smart except for the inevitable ham radio operator listening in.
A Delaware County pastor faces rape charges - Judge says smoking ban is constitutional - Legal settlement reached in Columbus police excessive force case - Ironton police officer investigated - State officials remind Ohioans to check Earned Income Tax Credit eligibility - Birds benefit from federal funding
Columbus, OH – Ohio highways are pretty clear right now, compared with how snow-covered they were on Saturday during the record-breaking snowfall. A combination of common sense by drivers and hard work by road-clearing crews helped Ohio survive the weekend's winter storm. At least that the assessment from the Ohio Department of Transportation. Scott Varner speaks for the agency, and he talked with Ohio Public Radio's Bill Cohen.
Columbus, OH – Although major roadways are cleared, cities like Columbus continue clean-up efforts following a record snowfall. City officials also have an eye on the long-term forecast. Alison Holm reports.
Not all judges pleased with counseling in lieu of jail program - Closing arguments continue in former Dublin company fraud case - Another push to add sexual orientation to civil rights list - Ohio native on latest NASA mission - The heavy snow's impact on the Great Lakes - Solar panels becoming more common, compact
Columbus, OH – About a year ago, Columbus officials pledged to put the issue of homelessness on the city's daily agenda by creating a new position in the mayor's administration. City officials have introduced the person in charge of Columbus' efforts on the homeless front. Mike Foley reports.