Dancer Teaches The Trapeze As Art Form

Mikey Thomas and students on the trapeze at Movement Activities
24, 2014

Trapeze. The word conjures up images of high-flying acrobats doing daring feats of skill at the circus. But a Columbus man is exploring the art of the trapeze. And for the past two years he’s been teaching others about its beauty.

Smokers, Retailers React Negatively To Proposed Cigarette Tax

File photo
12, 2014

Smokers and tobacco vendors are speaking out against a proposal to hike Ohio’s cigarette tax to help offset a cut to the state income tax.

Tree-Killing Insect Threatens Hocking Hills Skyline

The Hemlock Woolly Adelgid attacks and eventually kills trees in Hocking Hills.
March 6, 2014

An insect threatens a key tree in Ohio’s picturesque Hocking Hills. The Hemlock Woolly Adelgid attacks and eventually kills Hemlock trees. But the state of Ohio is fighting back.

COTA To Begin Downtown Circulator Bus Service In May

COTA's downtown circulator service will begin May 5.
27, 2014

The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) has purchased six new buses as it prepares to begin a circulator route in downtown Columbus. The CBUS service, scheduled to begin in May, will shuttle passengers to popular downtown and Short North destinations.

Obama: OSU, EWI To Help Research Lightweight Metals Creation

EWI, a technology research organization founded in Columbus in 1984
February 26, 2014

President Obama said Tuesday that his administration is creating two new hubs that will link manufacturers with several research universities; one of them Ohio State. The OSU founded technology research organization EWI will also participate.

Inventory Of Historic Structures Underway In Columbus Area

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The 1823 Miner Houose
21, 2014

Last November, bulldozers leveled a nearly 200-year-old cottage in Upper Arlington. The Hutchinson House was demolished to make room for luxury apartments. The incident sparked a move to identify other central Ohio historic structures before they’re torn down.

Report: Columbus Police Fired 194 Times At Suspects

11, 2014

Columbus police officers fired almost 200 rounds at an armed homicide suspect and his girlfriend last May killing them. The shootout is detailed in a newly released report.

OSU Prof: Warming Polar Cyclones More Frequent Than Thought

David Bromwich
OSU Geography professor David Bromwich
February 9, 2014

A new analysis of polar weather data has shown that 1,900 cyclones churned across the top of the world each year from 2000 to 2010. That’s 40 percent more than previously thought. An Ohio State University professor analyzed the data that led to the finding.

Columbus Library’s No. 1 Project: Third Grade Reading Preparedness

Hilltop librarian Linda Vanvickle guides a third grader through a reading passage
3, 2014

Many Central Ohio 3rd Graders are at risk of repeating, if they cannot pass the state’s new reading test. About a third of Columbus City School students might not meet the requirements of the so called Third Grade Reading Guarantee. So the Columbus Metropolitan Library is going all out to help