Arts & Culture

Judge Jails Kentucky Clerk For Refusing Marriage Licenses

Sep 3, 2015
Kim Davis
Ryland Barton / Kentucky Public Radio

A federal judge ordered a defiant county clerk to jail for contempt Thursday after she insisted that it would violate her conscience to follow court orders to issue marriage licenses to gay couples.

Reeb Avenue Community Center
Columbus Neighborhoods: South Side / WOSU

As the head of the Mid-Ohio Food Bank for more than thirty years, Matt Habash thought his job feeding hungry people would be finished by now. Instead, it's getting bigger. The agency's latest venture: South Side Roots Café and Market.

Ohio State Marching Band Song Made Fun Of Holocaust Victims

Jul 31, 2015
Thomas Bradley / WOSU News

An unofficial marching band song that made fun of Holocaust victims is the type of thing Ohio State University has pledged to eradicate from the band program, the university said Thursday.

The American Dairy Association Mideast

The Ohio State Fair has announced the theme of this year's butter sculpture display, and a life-sized sculpture of Urban Meyer is sure to get the attention of Buckeye fans.

Flag Lady Discontinues Confederate Flag Sales

Jun 24, 2015

The Confederate flag is no longer available at the The Flag Lady's Flag store in Clintonville.

Mandie Trimble / WOSU

For many artists, their work is more than just paint on a canvas or metal soldered together. For two artists at the 53-rd Columbus Arts Festival, their works are memories painted on glass, as well as an ode to discarded would-be treasures. We talked with them about what their artwork means to them.

The Rolling Stones
Courtesy of the artist

60,000 fans expected tomorrow at Ohio Stadium, not for the spring football game, but for a rock and roll concert.  The Rolling Stones come to town.

Summer Months Deadliest For Teen Drivers

May 27, 2015
State Farm

AAA Ohio says the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day are known as the "100 deadliest days" for teen drivers.

Funeral arrangements have yet to be announced for Columbus artist Aminah Robinson. 

Box 15 provides support for fire fighters a Marion Road fire last month.
Box 15

Whenever a building catches on fire or a tanker truck overturns or the Police SWAT team is called out to diffuse a dangerous situation, there is a group of Columbus residents who rush in to help. Most people have never heard of Box 15 or the work they do to help out local police and firefighters.

Unveiling Edison: One Man’s Journey to Bring His Hero to Capitol Hill

May 21, 2015
State leaders gather at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus to unveil the statue of Thomas Edison which will be on display in Statuary Hall in Washington, D.C.
Andy Chow

A major piece of Ohio history has been unveiled in the state’s capital. People can now catch a statue of Thomas Edison before it moves to Washington, D.C. The statue is largely the result of one man’s tireless endeavor.

Creative Commons

More than 650 children under the age of 12 killed themselves during the past twenty years. That's about 32 a month, but it translates to one a day in the United States. 

Grandview Yard A Thriving Redevelopment

May 18, 2015
Sam Hendren / WOSU 89.7

On Monday evening, March 18th WOSU TV presents the latest installment in its Columbus Neighborhoods series.  This evening’s presentation is “Tri-Village,” a profile of the communities of Upper Arlington, Marble Cliff and Grandview Heights.  A part of Grandview is undergoing some dramatic redevelopment.

Demolition Crews Make Way For New State Fairgrounds Center

May 11, 2015
Ohio State Fair
Flickr / Creative Commons

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

Learn About The 6 First Ladies Who Were Born In Ohio

May 8, 2015
White house south
Wikipedia Commons

Ohio has long been known as the home of several presidents, sometimes called the Mother of President's. Ohio ranks in the top two, somewhat controversially with Virginia, as the top producer of presidents.