The Columbus Metropolitan Library serves 21 locations in Franklin County, and its operations center in Gahanna serves as a hub for the movement of all the materials that move through the system. We sneak behind the scenes after dark to find out just exactly how the books get onto the shelf.
WOSU News Archives For April 2014
Ohio said it is increasing the dosage of the lethal injection drugs used to put condemned inmates to death.
Students across Ohio are protesting recent tuition increases enacted or proposed at eight of the state’s 14 public universities.
A program to help struggling Ohio homeowners prevent foreclosure is coming to an end this week.
It’s the most important game in franchise history, as the Columbus Blue Jackets hope to stay alive in their first-round playoff series with Pittsburgh.
The Columbus Zoo levy is up for renewal, and for the first time in recent memory it has organized opposition as some balk at the size of the increase and its permanence.
Franklin County voters have decided to increase property taxes for the Columbus Zoo four times. In 1985, 1990, 1994 and 2004 voters easily passed temporary levies for the zoo. This year the zoo asks voters to approve a new levy – but this one is different. It’s much larger than past levies.
A rain forest tree canopy walkway, down below a crocodile slides along the forest floor, somewhere a Macaw cries out. Below the water’s surface sharks glide through the water… all of this in a three-story building on an acre along the Scioto River.
Many Franklin County voters have a simple question – why are they paying for something in a different county?
The Columbus Zoo’s request for a large and permanent property tax increase has prompted a closer look at how it’s run. The zoo is funded through a mix of tax dollars, private donations, admission fees and concessions revenue.
More Ohioans are carrying concealed guns and with fewer restrictions 10 years after the state began allowing people to carry hidden handguns.