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Demolition Crews Make Way For New State Fairgrounds Center

May 11, 2015
Ohio State Fair
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Demolition is set to start this week to make way for a 100,000-square-foot multipurpose center at the state fairgrounds in Columbus.

Ousted Gay Boy Scout Leader May File Lawsuit

May 7, 2015
Brian Peffly

A gay Boy Scout leader says he may sue over his ouster from his Westerville troop.   

Hundreds of Ohioans have changed their gender designation on their driver’s license since the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles began to allow the process nearly six years ago. 

Ohio Hopewell Sites Stir Interest At United Nations

Apr 16, 2015

A United Nations official says the world body is considering some Ohio sites for inclusion on an exclusive list.

Humorist’s Ohio Home On National Register Of Historic Places

Mar 28, 2015
File photo

The suburban ranch-style home in Ohio where humor writer Erma Bombeck launched her nationally syndicated column has been added to the National Register of Historic Places.

Her alma mater, the University of Dayton, says a local preservationist approached Bombeck’s children at last year’s Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop at the school.

They liked the idea, and the current owners also agreed to have the modest 1959-built home recommended for the designation that was recently made official.

Debbie Holmes / WOSU

Over the past 50 years the number of American women serving as Catholic nuns has declined sharply. In 1965 there were nearly 200-thousand nuns, now only 50,000 serve.

A local order this past weekend opened its doors to show how they live and work in Central Ohio.

Columbus Metropolitan Library

Columbus Metropolitan Library officials have changed plans regarding the main downtown branch. Officials now say the building on Grant Avenue will be closed while renovations take place.

Originally a portion of the building would have remained open. But Library spokesman Ben Zenitsky says that idea proved impractical. He says employees as well as some books are being sent to other library branches.

An Ohio man has been tentatively selected to be the creator for a new sculpture of Ohio native Thomas A. Edison for Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. 

11:00 On this hour of All Sides, Classical 101 Host Christopher Purdy will host a panel on the top arts and culture in central Ohio. Guests

American Arts And Culture After 9/11

Sep 9, 2011

This hour on All Sides join us for a look at American arts and culture that have been affected by the events of September 11, 2001. Guests:

  • Frank Gabrenya, Film Critic, Columbus Dispatch
  • Laura Miller, co-founder and senior writer
  • Christopher Bedford, Chief Curator of Exhibitions, OSU Wexner Center for the Arts
  • Eric Gnezda, composer/singer/songwriter
  • Arkadiy Gips, violinist