"Eros goes in for repair tomorrow, with some abatement presumably of the transports and pains of love in central London." London Times, 1984, comment on the restoration of Piccadilly Circus's Eros statue.
U.S. Supreme Court declines Blackwell's appeal on insider trading conviction - Akron woman sues Keybank for failure to provide proper security - Columbus has a new recycling tool that officials say will help crews repair potholes faster and more efficiently
Car crash kills two, injures one in Marion - Ceremony to honor Bluffton University baseball players takes place tonight on campus - Marijuana for medical use debate evolves again in Ohio - Birth defects registry to finally go statewide - OSU men's basketball team earns number one seed
Wrongway driving causes fatal accident in Ashtabula County - Driver who started last week's multi-vehicle crash had previous conviction - Bluffton University survivor heads back to Ohio - State lawmakers consider several proposals - Proctor and Gamble sells venture for millions - Fifth Third bank plans to invest in Michigan - Tickets to Ohio teams in the NCAA basketball tourament hard to get
"... marathon swimming is the most difficult physical, intellectual and emotional battleground I have encountered, and each time I win, each time I touch the other shore, I feel worthy of any other challenge life has to offer." Diana Nyad
More details on the fatal crash in Springfield - Kucinich ordered to pay back some money from his 2004 presidential bid - Boehner says Republicans in the U.S. House can defeat Democratic plan for troop withdrawal from Iraq - Cincinnati Reds prohibit smoking at Great American
Columbus, OH – Some residents were unsatisfied with the city's effort to clear neighborhood roads during the heavy winter storm in February. The city plans to conduct an annual review of its snow removal plan, set up a formal process to recruit and train private contractors, use more city workers and equipment from other departments earlier in snow storms and possibly add snow removal equipment.
Careless smoking causes fatal fire in Coshocton - Former OSU student sentenced for setting campus fires - Fingerhut talks about overseeing the Ohio Board of Regents - Browns sign record-setting running back
Films reviewed: Lives of Others, Miss Potter, Zodiac
By hosts John DeSando and Clay Lowe
It's Movie Time has won numerous national awards including Silver Microphone and Communicator honors.
Drs. Lowe and DeSando were moderator and panelist respectively on TV 25's World Film Classics. Both have been professors, Lowe at Ohio State University and DeSando at Franklin University in Columbus, Ohio.
Columbus, OH – Many Ohioans don't think about earthquakes happening in the Buckeye State, but there were 16 in Ohio last year. This month marks the 70th anniversary of the largest earthquake ever recorded in Ohio. On March 2nd, 1937 - an earthquake hit the Shelby County town of Anna. A week later, the record 5.4 magnitude quake rocked the same town. Hear WCBE's interview with Michael Hansen, who coordinates the Ohio Seismic Network, which monitors earthquakes in the state.
Columbus-based Limited Brands updates sales figures - Governor Strickland orders expansion of Ohio's home health care for seniors - Ohioans who had poor legal representation receive compensation - Ohio University's new head of technology promises better security - Ohio named top tree state
Columbus, OH – The content lives of Paul Schroeder and his wife were turned upside down instantly. On August 3, 2005 - their son Augie and 13 other Marines from the Columbus-based Lima Company died from an explosion in Iraq. Four months later, Schroeder started a support group for families who've lost loved ones in the war. He's been outspoken on how to resolve the conflict in Iraq and prevent future wars. Hear a report on Schroeder's recent appearance at the Columbus Metropolitan Club.
"Who knows the secrets of the human heart?" Col in The Crying Game
When I saw 2006's Oscar winning Departed, I was satisfied it could be the best picture of the year; then I saw Pan's Labyrinth and thought it imaginatively superior; then I saw Lives of Others, the Oscar choice for best foreign film, and I knew it was the globe's best film of the year, no argument.
Columbus, OH – The Federal Communications Commission has expressed a willingness to restore the local flavor lost in today's mega-media ownership. Hear WCBE's interview with FCC commissioner Michael Copps, who talks about media ownership and why people should be concerned.