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.
HIV/AIDS is still present in Ohio. About 15,000 people live with the virus in the Buckeye state – that’s one for every 1000 Ohioans. But while the virus seems to be stable in the general population, statistics show the virus is spreading among the younger generation.
Farmers Markets could be considered a luxury – a place to stroll around on a lazy Saturday morning. But not the farmers markets hosted by Columbus Public Health. These farmers markets make fresh fruits and vegetables more accessible by dispensing food aid benefits right on site.
For many people, summer camp involves camping and sleeping in a tent. But not for hundreds of elementary school children in the Linden area. Hosted by the National Society of Black Engineers, the SEEK camp takes “summer fun” to a new level.
Despite more reasonable energy costs and a weak economy, the solar panel industry is booming. Homeowners could purchase solar panels at a fraction of the cost as a result of federal and state rebates.
The quest for hydrogen cars is getting a push from new research at Ohio University. A team led by Professor Gerry Botte succeeded in extracting hydrogen fuel from human urine.
Coal power plants produce close to 90% of Ohio’s electricity but they’re also the primary source of greenhouse gases. For this reason scientists at Ohio State and other places are looking for ways to keep burning coal without emitting carbon dioxide. WOSU’s David Lukofsky reports on the controversial “clean coal” technology.
The recycling industry is still hurting from the historic drop in prices for recyclable commodities last fall. But while demand for what comes out of recycling stations is sluggish, enthusiasm for what goes into them seems to be growing.
In a few years it’ll be impossible to purchase incandescent light bulbs anywhere in the country. Congress voted last year to phase out the conventional light source to give way to the more energy-efficient compact fluorescent. But some question what’s inside these new bulbs, and whether they’re safe.
As tomato plants are being removed from K-Marts, Wal-Marts and Home Depots in all the New England states, Ohio tomato growers are on alert. The reason is the emergence of a virulent pathogen that can destroy acres of crops at a time.