Consider the State of Ohio’s Department Job and Family Services record of the pattern of resettlement of Somali refugees from 1999 to 2011. Consider it in the context of Uniform Crime Reports data for Columbus, Ohio, the city with the second-largest influx of Somali immigrants
At the end of December 2011, Christian pastor and self-proclaimed prophet T.D. Hale predicted massive riots on the streets of Columbus, Ohio: As I moved along the way I saw people running, looking for loved ones missing, totally out of their minds. I quickly came
The Freedom From Religion Foundation got all the details right when it posted a billboard featuring the friendly face of Dylan Galos in Columbus, Ohio. The billboard, which featured the words “I can be good without God,” wasn’t posted on public land or with public
Coming upon my car this afternoon in the Short North neighborhood of Columbus, Ohio, I found this magnet affixed to my car. I didn’t put it there. What an odd activity, and what an odd time to engage in it. I mean, hey, this is
As I’ve told you, here in the center of Columbus, Ohio, the 15th largest city in the nation, I cannot receive an over-the-air digital TV signal for PBS, although I was able to obtain an analog PBS signal in the same spot. I’m not alone.
At Skully’s tonight in Columbus, they opened the doors for free and played a heavy dose of Michael Jackson in with their 80s mix. It was the first time I’ve heard Thriller in years. And now, um, we’ve got the actual zombie.
A young patron of the public library in Delaware, Ohio came down to the Ohio Statehouse today to explain why she opposes proposed state budget cuts of 50% to the state’s libraries: Hi, I’m Celie and I like my library. I just love to go
Daniel Dunkle of the Camden Herald Gazette makes a point about the importance of libraries in troubled economic times: As the recession continues, local public libraries are seeing an increased need for their services. In some cases residents are coming in to polish up their
Today I intended to scoot down the block to Columbus Pride 2009 in order to interview the folks down at the Skreened booth. Skreened, a national print-on-demand outlet for ethically-made t-shirts, centers its production here in Columbus, Ohio and not only features t-shirts for local
Lately, there’s a lot of attention being given to bailouts for banks and rescue for big corporate automakers, but there’s a more enduring sort of stimulus package that has my enduring respect. Each summer my neighborhood library, the Northside Library here in Columbus, launches a
I’m one of those people who don’t subscribe to cable television. I can’t afford it lately, and even if I could afford the expense I wouldn’t take it on. I’m impatient at cable television when I’ve encountered it: there’s so much noise, and so little