Dhara Shah

The city of Columbus Monday filed a lawsuit against the Akron-based engineering firm which designed the luminated arches in the Short North.

In addition to E.G.&E., city attorney Richard Pfeiffer also names an Orlando, Florida company that helped manufacture the system and a Chicago insurance company that covered the project.

The city attorney plans to ask Columbus Cty Council members to approve hiring and electrical engineering expert to help the city prepare the litigation.

Ohio State has enacted new rules to curtail behavior by football tailgaters seen as dangerous. It is hoped that the new rules cut down on the amount of underage drinking and open container violations that occur in the traditionally popular tailgating areas of Lane Avenue and just outside the stadium.

Recent studies indicate the use of club drugs such as ecstasy and G-H-B continue to rise. Doctors at Ohio State University Medical Center are trying to reverse the trend through education. Doctors say educating people about the drugs' long-term effects on the brain is key to discouraging drug use. A recent survey of thousands of Ohio teenagers indicated nearly 10 percent of high school seniors used ecstasy in 2002. OSU physician of internal medicine and pediatrics Dr.