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.
Backers of a ballot effort to overturn Ohio’s 2004 ban on same-sex marriage say they are gathering signatures for a new petition that revises wording in their proposed constitutional amendment.
A federal judge says he will strike down part of Ohio’s voter-approved ban on gay marriage, meaning the state must recognize marriages of gay couples who legally wed elsewhere.
The bill’s sponsors say their measure was intended to protect Ohioans’ ability to exercise their religious beliefs, but they’ve withdrawn it after comparisons to a hotly-debated bill in Arizona.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich has issued a reprieve for a condemned killer scheduled to die next month following the recent extended execution of an inmate who repeatedly gasped during the procedure.
An Amish family who fled their home in Ohio so their 11-year-old daughter won’t be forced to undergo chemotherapy says that appointing a guardian to make her medical decisions could affect the rights of other parents to make their own choices.
The St. John’s Bible took 155 monks, a scribe for the British House of Lords, 23 artists, 16 years and a lot of swan feathers, calf skin and gold leaf to complete. You won’t see all of it at the Canton Museum of Art, but now you can see 68 pages of the first hand-written, illuminated Bible commissioned anywhere in the world in the last 500 years.
A public school science instructor who refused to remove religious materials from his classroom is asking the Ohio Supreme Court to reconsider its decision upholding his dismissal.
A report by the state watchdog says Ohio has failed to return more than $30 million in business tax refunds to companies that properly requested the money.
With three justices dissenting, the state Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that the Mount Vernon district had grounds to fire John Freshwater for insubordination for keeping religious books and a poster of a president praying.
One week after a massive typhoon swept across the Phillipines, the death toll keeps rising. A Phillipine defense official says more than 3,000 are confirmed dead as of Friday morning. The disaster has spawned international relief efforts, including some here in Columbus.