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Prophet Hale, where are the Riots in Columbus, Ohio?

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 over a large city, looked like it was Columbus, Ohio? [...]

Good Without God Billboard Removed from Columbus… After Church Objects

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 money — it was placed on private property using privately [...]

Change You Will Believe In, Damn It

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 a swing state and all, but really, we’re three and [...]

Under Digital TV, PBS Lost in 4 Major Cities. Progress?

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.

Jacob: “Same problem in Kansas City‚Ķ We no longer get [...]

Not My Lover

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.

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Video: 11 Year Old Speaks Out at the Statehouse to Save Ohio Libraries (June 25, 2009)

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 down there and pick up a book. It’s just [...]

Vital Infrastructure, Especially in Troubled Times: Save Ohio Libraries

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 resumes and use library computers to search for jobs. Others [...]

Columbus Pride 2009: Broad Activism and a vivid Brunner Candidacy Turning Up the Heat

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 LGBT organizer Stonewall Columbus but also is participating in [...]

A Pint-Sized Stimulus Package: Summer Reading Club and Lunch Program

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 joint summer reading club and free lunch program for kids [...]

Under Digital TV Scheme, Central Columbus Loses PBS

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 content of interest, to me at least. To compensate for [...]

Mary Jo Kilroy: No Communication on Policy, Prompt Communication on Fundraising

You may recall that starting last year and continuing this spring, I’ve asked you to contact your members of Congress in order to find out their position regarding warrantless surveillance under the FISA Amendments Act and to nudge them toward taking action to reform FISA law. If you haven’t done so already, please read up [...]