Dispatch reporters Rick Rouan, Marla Rose, and Kimball Perry discuss the downtown Hilton hotel in Columbus and the recent news of its new expansion project. Next we explain in detail the deal that was made, where the financial backing will come from, and why this expanded hotel connected to Greater Columbus Convention Center will be so appealing.
Dispatch education reporters Bill Bush and Shannon Gilchrist discuss charter schools in the state of Ohio. We talk about how these schools are not evenly distributed throughout the state and why that is. Next we discuss which counties have charter schools in them and how presidential voting may play a part in which schools are in which counties. Finally we mention the demand of charter schools vs. traditional schools and why charter schools are prohibited in certain counties in the state...
Dispatch reporters Mark Williams and Doug Caruso discuss that nearly 2.5 million Ohioans may lose their jobs because they are likely to become automated. We further talk about how this study from Oxford University on jobs has no timeline but changes would be subtle. Finally we talk about how fast food jobs, warehouse jobs, and manufacturing jobs are just some fields that could be at risk.
Dispatch reporters Mark Williams and Rick Rouan discuss the big news regarding how Columbus has advanced to the next round in the bid to host Amazon’s second headquarters. During this recording we dig deeper in to the possibility of Columbus actually being selected and which other cities made it in to the top 20 as a finalist.
Jason Kennedy speaks in the Logan County Common Pleas Court on December 21st, 2017 as his stepmother, Rosalie "Rose" Kennedy, was sentenced to 18 years to life in prison for killing Gary Kennedy, her husband of almost 24 years, at their rural Logan County home in March.