Columbus Veteran Lobbies To Expedite Veterans Affairs Claims

Ex Navy corpsman Michael Fairman helped develop an online reporting method for veterans who suffered possible brain injuries. He's traveling the state with Democratic US Senator Sherrod Brown to build legislative support for adoption by the VA.
28, 2014

A Columbus veteran says he’s found a way to more accurately document brain injuries in combat service. The new way of tracking invisible injuries could speed claims for medical help and compensation at Veterans Affairs.

Central Ohio Planners Spend $1.4M On Climate Change Study

Findlay Floods
A flooded Findlay, Ohio neighborhood on August 22, 2007.
27, 2014

Central Ohio government planners are spending more than a million dollars to study the possible impact of climate change on the region’s water supply. The expenditure comes as researchers and local government officials pay closer attention to volatile weather.

‘Glass City’ Awaits Decision On Future Of Anchor Hocking Plant

Anchor Entrance
Entrance to Anchor Hocking plant in Lancaster. Workforce was furloughed last week
21, 2014

Mass furloughs announced at a Lancaster glass plant have raised fears a longtime employer will close. Both civic leaders and city residents say the Anchor Hocking plant abruptly shutdown with little notice to the workers or the community.

Ohio Jobs Agency Responds To Furloughs At Lancaster Glass Plant

Anchor Hocking Glass
May 19, 2014

A Central Ohio glassware manufacturer has stopped production. Anchor-Hocking in Lancaster abruptly halted operations with little notice to the company’s 1,100 workers.

Course Requires Students Map Out Own Business Plan

Members of Patrick O'Brien's business class, which instructs students to map out their life.
12, 2014

Some Miami students are going to leave with more than words. A special business class requires students to map out their career paths before they leave campus.

Columbus Weighs Disposition Of Closed Schools

Medary School
The former Medary school in Columbus' Old North neighborhood now houses a school and therapeutic center for autistic children. Columbus closed the building in 2007 and then leased it to Helping Hands organization.
6, 2014

Five more Columbus City schools will permanently close at the end of the school year. The closings continue a trend. In the past decade, Columbus has closed dozens of school buildings. some of schools have found new life, others have been renovated or slated for demolition.

Columbus Zoo Levy: A Move To Permanence

Zoo employees talk about one of their giraffes.
28, 2014

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.

Columbus Zoo Levy: Franklin County Or Delaware County Issue

Jack Hanna speaks to children about the Black Rhino at the Columbus Zoo.
28, 2014

Many Franklin County voters have a simple question – why are they paying for something in a different county?

Koch Brothers Group Urges ‘No’ Vote on Columbus Zoo Levy

Columbus Zoo Gate
Front entrance to Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
April 23, 2014

The Virginia-based group, Americans for Prosperity, has sent mailers to some households in Franklin County urging a ‘no’ vote on Issue 6, a proposed 1.25 mill property tax levy for Columbus Zoo operations.