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Ohio Judge Extends Limit On Megachurch Protests

A Columbus judge bars Members of Minutemen United from protesting at the Vineyard Columbus church because of what the group calls its "passive resistance" to abortion and gay marriage.
July 9, 2013

A Columbus judge has left a temporary restraining order in place barring protests by a conservative Christian group in front of one of Ohio’s largest churches.

Model Trains Help Columbus Man Realize Railroading Dream

Howard Smith, President of the Columbus Model Railroad Club
8, 2013

Howard Smith has had a life-long interest in railroading. His goal of working for a railroad did not materialize but another dream has. Smith is a model train enthusiast and is president of the Columbus Model Railroad Club.

Commentary: OSU’s Gordon Gee Joins Special Club : The Whoppers

Ray Bliss, E. Gordon Gee - Members of the "Whoppers" Club
1, 2013

When Gordon Gee announced his retirement as Ohio State president, Gee joined a special club. Gee joined the Whoppers. They’re an unofficial association of high-profile public figures whose public reasons for quitting don’t match the real reasons.

Ohio Court Rules Restraining Order Must Be Served

The Ohio Supreme Court rules a restraining order must be served before a violation occurs.
30, 2013

The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled that to sustain a conviction for a restraining-order violation, prosecutors must prove the defendant was served with the document before the alleged violation.

Commentary: After 20 Years, Time To Look At Ohio Constitution

Ohio COst COnv
Opening of Ohio's last Constitutional Convention, Ohio Statehouse, January 9, 1912.
October 30, 2012

Had enough of the election yet? WOSU commentator and local historian Ed Lentz has had just about enough. But he takes time to teach us about an issue on the ballot that has gotten little attention – Issue #1 which asks if Ohioans want to hold a constitutional convention.

Commentary: Innovation Not New To Columbus

A Columbus innovation - the Columbus Carriage manufactured by the Columbus Buggy Company
October 10, 2012

The City of Columbus has just wrapped up a week-long celebration of innovation called iDUs. WOSU Commentator and local historian reminds us that innovation is not new to Columbus.

Commentary: Romney Could Learn From Ohio’s Millionnaire Pols

Mitt Romney with voter
GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney greets a voter.
August 28, 2012

This week’s Republican Convention is Mitt Romney’s best chance to re-introduce himself to American voters. WOSU Commentator Bill Hershey says Romney should look to some Ohio pols for tips on how to do it.

Summer of 2012 Too Hot? Thankfully It’s Not 1936.

indianola pool
The swimming pool at Indianola Park offered a break from the heat in the early 1900's.
23, 2012

Temperatures are expected to get close to 90 today, as the dog days of summer start to fade away. It has been a hotter than normal summer here in Central Ohio. Despite the uncomfortable heat, WOSU commentator and local historian Ed Lentz reminds how lucky we are.

Commentary: Who’s Blocking All The Good Views?

Looking west from downtown Columbus.
29, 2012

There used to be plenty of places for the public to enjoy a good view of Columbus and Central Ohio. WOSU commentator and local historian Ed Lentz wants to know why those places are on the decline.

Commentary: Kasich Not Helping Ohio Tuition Increases

Ohio State University students in March protested tuition increases.
27, 2012

Ohio ranks second in the nation on a list of public universities with the highest tuition. WOSU commnentator Andrew Miller says Gov. John Kasich isn’t helping.