13 Endangered Buildings In Columbus

Veterans Memorial
May 13, 2014

Columbus Landmarks recently issued its Most Endangered Building List. The list features 13 historic structures in danger of demolition. Landmarks Executive Director Ed Lentz says historic buildings are vital to creating a city’s character. Lentz is the Executive Director of Columbus Landmarks Foundation.┬áHe talked with WOSU’s Marilyn Smith about the importance of maintaining buildings of [...]

Community Plates: Food Swaps Designed To End Hunger

North Market
Several North Market merchants donate surplus food to Community Plates which then transports it to local food pantries and soup kitchens.
May 12, 2014

Thousands of people in Columbus go to bed hungry every night, while restaurants, markets and bakeries find themselves throwing away leftovers because they have no way to get it to people in need. But one local group is trying to change that one road trip at a time.

Despite Rhode Island Incident, Columbus Show Must Go On

The Barnum and Bailey Circus is in Columbus.
May 7, 2014

Despite a serious accident last weekend in Rhode Island in which nine circus performers were injured, the show must go on.

OSU Officials Issue Guidelines to Combat Mumps Outbreak

Ohio State officials recommend nearly everyone attending or working at the University be vaccinated against the mumps virus.
21, 2014

Ohio State officials are taking a more aggressive tone in an effort to combat a mumps outbreak on the Columbus campus.

A Balloon, A Camera And Its Four-Month Journey To West Virginia

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A balloon and a camera make their way to West Virginia.
April 18, 2014

A balloon and a camera make their way to West Virginia.

Columbus Street Performer Program To Begin In April

Singer Ruvane Kurland performs in his Reynoldsburg studio.
31, 2014

Beginning this spring, the Greater Columbus Arts Council kicks off its Street Performer program in Columbus. Venues around the city will showcase the talents of singers, mimes, jugglers and performers of all sorts through the end of the year and beyond if the program takes hold.

More Street Entertainers Proposed For Columbus Streets

The Greater Columbus Arts Council will pay buskers to perform in certain venues.
March 18, 2014

There may soon be more performers on the streets of Columbus. Beginning in April, the Greater Columbus Arts Council and its partners will pay buskers to entertain visitors in certain venues.

Columbia Gas Predicts Higher Heating Bills

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Columbia Gas predicts a 30% increase in winter heating bills.
March 5, 2014

Officials at Columbia Gas predict higher heating bills this winter.

Iraqi Refugee Tells of Journey To Columbus From Bagdad

The Noor Islamic Cultural Center in Dublin, Ohio.
February 24, 2014

It’s unknown just how many Iraqi refugees have settled in Columbus. Estimates range in the thousands. Most of them fled their homeland after American troups invaded Bagdad in the spring of 2003.