Three police ICE officers
16 February 2017

Federal agents from the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement Office, also known by the chilling acronym ICE, have ramped up their efforts locally since Trump’s immigration ban. According to the Columbus-based Ohio Hispanic Coalition,...

Row of flashy video slot machines
05 February 2017

Ask many a problem gambler in Columbus, especially those who play video slot machines, and they’ll probably tell you this: “I hit big when Hollywood and Scioto Downs first opened, but I haven’t won big since.”

When the two...

White building looking like a plant
02 February 2017

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AWARDS BONUS TO COMPANY FOR CLEANING UP ITS OWN MESS.

In December, 2016, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) awarded $3.82 million in "bonuses" to BWXT Conversion Services LLC, the company that operates the...

Green plant on a stem with buds at top
01 February 2017

Like a flashback from a distant memory, an egg cracked into a frying pan. Ominous words followed, “This is your brain on drugs…” The replay of a bizarre commercial from the 1990s? No, it was the 21st Century iteration of the Partnership...

Young man with wire rimmed glasses and goatee
31 January 2017

On January 14, 2017, 36-year-old Jaron Thomas called for help, as he had done several times before by the advice of mental health professionals. Jaron, diagnosed with schizophrenia, was struggling with hallucinations. He was a gifted...

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