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.
This past winter’s polar vortex did a number on agriculture. Crops and trees suffered damage. Hit hard were bees, which were already struggling with other problems. Some Ohio beekeepers lost nearly all of their stock, and the loss reaches far beyond the bee hive.
Ohio’s African American mortality rate is the second worst in the country. And in some of Columbus’ poor, black communities, the numbers are the same as rates in third world countries.
The Columbus Zoo opened its Heart of Africa exhibit to the public, Thursday morning, after years of planning.
Health experts say the central Ohio mumps outbreak has the potential to extend far beyond Ohio’s borders.
Ohio’s craft beer business is hopping, and so is the demand for hops. However, some brewers are concerned that they could soon be tough to get. Anticipating a shortage, some Ohio farmers have begun to grow hops. This could be a solution for local brewers as larger companies could soon be increasing their hops usage.
New powerful pain medications are drawing criticism from addiction stoppers. Ohio lawmakers are considering banning one of the drugs as the state copes with pain killer addiction. WOSU takes a look at how lawmakers, the courts and doctors are trying to balance pain relief with addiction prevention.
For the first time, Franklin County voters overwhelmingly rejected a tax levy request from the Columbus Zoo levy. The high-profile campaign featured Jack Hanna, popular zoo animals and for the first time, organized opposition. As WOSU reports, the zoo levy request turned on pocket-book issues.
The Ohio Elections Commission is expected to hear a complaint filed against a Columbus Zoo levy opposition group. A panel made the recommendation this afternoon.
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.