Overtime incurred by police and school employees during Sen. Barack Obama’s campaign visit to Columbus cost city taxpayers about $1,700, half of which would be recouped from the Obama campaign fund.


Due to a lack of funds, the homeless shelter operated by Turning Point Inc. was closed. The shelter for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault operated by Turning Point was not affected by the shortage.


One-Step Down, a coffee house for teens and college students, opened in the gymnasium of First United Presbyterian Church.