Buckeye Dam Replacement: Could Be Quicker; Less Costly

Jul 16, 2015

Ohio officials say the proposed design for a barrier in front of the deteriorated Buckeye Lake dam could save money and accelerate the project.

Chloe Holmes

More heavy rain could be coming to Central Ohio. Forecasts call for thunderstorms to hit the region Monday afternoon, one day after storms brought flash flooding and forced some road closures.

In 2009, Rue Mapp was thinking about business school, weighing the pros and cons, and wondering if it was the right choice. The former Morgan Stanley analyst turned to her mentor for advice. But rather than give her an answer, her mentor asked a question: If you could be doing anything right now, what would it be?

Just like that, Mapp knew an MBA wasn't in her near future. Instead, she decided to combine everything she loved — from nature to community to technology — into an organization that would reconnect African-Americans to the outdoors.

Budget Amendment Lets People Mow Reservoir Buffers

Jul 7, 2015
Wikipedia Commons

An amendment to the next state budget lets people mow and remove natural buffers to reservoirs, even if the buffer zone is owned by the local city. 

Heavy Rain Could Mean Big Hit To Ohio Corn Crop

Jun 29, 2015
Google / Creative Commons

Extensive flooding and heavy rains have affected corn fields across Ohio and left growers contending with the possibility of lost or damaged crops.

Water Advisory Continues; Levels Of Nitrate Down

Jun 15, 2015
City of Columbus

The water advisory for parts of Franklin County remains in effect. The amount of nitrate in the water has changed.

Rainfall May Improve Drinking Water Issue

Jun 11, 2015
Water faucet
Flickr: Luis

Columbus city officials say it’s difficult to know how long the drinking water advisory will last. The current estimate is a couple of weeks.

Columbus Officials Issue Nitrate Water Advisory

Jun 8, 2015
Water faucet
Flickr: Luis

The City of Columbus has issued a nitrate advisory for the Dublin Road water plant. 

Columbus Parks Earn Mediocre Rating

May 20, 2015
Sam Howzit / Flickr

The Trust for Public Land has ranked Columbus' park system as fair. The city scored a mediocre rating, 57 out of 75 cities across the country, when it comes to the size and accessibility to city parks.