Laura Borchers,

Laura Borchers

Columbus, OH, United States

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Recent articles by Laura:

Local researchers work to get ahead of flu season by researching pigs

OSU Researchers work to get ahead of flu viruses by doing surveillance on illness in Ohio swine barns. → Read More

Dorm room decorating made easy on a budget

College-bound students move onto central Ohio campuses including Ohio State this upcoming weekend. Some students prepare to not only unpack, but also spruce up their new homes. Consumer 10's Laura Borchers talked with local designers for ideas on how to decorate within a budget. → Read More

Consumer 10: Ways to avoid costly student loan mistakes

Within Ohio, an estimated 62-percent of graduates leave college with an average of just over $30,000 in loans. → Read More

Outsourced Parenting: Local families turn to hired services for family tasks

A new trend has more moms and dads paying for tasks that most parents would traditionally do themselves. → Read More

'Sober Curious' push brings more alcohol-free options to central Ohio

Food and wine experts are calling attention to a new beverage movement that combines all the savory flavors of cocktails but contains no alcohol. Trendy locations throughout Columbus now include a "zero-proof" or "alcohol-free" sections on menus. → Read More

Fourth of July fireworks cause increase in runaway dogs in central Ohio

The loud boom of fireworks adds to the impressive experience for many people across Central Ohio enjoying displays, but can spark panic in pets. Each year the 4th of July season marks a jump in the number of dogs turned in to animal shelters after running away from home. → Read More

GirlCON event launched to promote tech careers to young girls

The GirlCON event will offer hands-on robotic projects and gaming experiences, aimed at introducing young women to less-thought-about technology fields. → Read More

BBB warns of potential phone scam targeting members of local Catholic churches

A scam targeting faith communities is striking parts of central Ohio. → Read More

Local balloon shops impacted by helium shortage, rising costs

Local families could feel the pinch of a global helium shortage. Consumer 10 found some local balloon and helium rental shops changing pricing and a few locations have stopped selling helium balloons altogether. → Read More

Ways to save while shopping for Mother's Day gifts

A local blogger reveals some tips to spend less while still finding the perfect Mother's Day gift. → Read More

Central Ohio schools offer students help through new hotline

School districts across Ohio are rolling out a hotline to help open communication between students with mental health or safety concerns and the school district. Among some local schools offering parents, students or staff an anonymous number to call if they need help are Westerville Local Schools, South-Western City Schools and Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools. → Read More

Olentangy teacher guides students with 'Whole Brain' teaching

A central Ohio teacher is using a unique teaching technique which involves dancing, chats and even often times students leading instruction. → Read More

Ohio governor to introduce proposal to raise tobacco purchasing age

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine plans to discuss proposed regulations surrounding e-cigarettes and tobacco purchasing. → Read More

Allergist explains why several Ohio cities rank high for spring allergies

Columbus and four Ohio other cities ranked in the top 50 worst cities for spring allergies. → Read More

Local kids call for cell phone recycling to help save lives of gorillas

Students across central Ohio are working on a project to recycle old phones after learning about how the production of new phones can impact the forests and the Eastern Gorilla population. → Read More

Better Business Bureau reports rise in scams during tax season

Local consumer watchdogs issue an alert after they said they have seen a rise in the number of people being targeted by con artists during this tax season. → Read More

New study claims parents need to pay more attention to children's baby teeth

As the nation marks Children's Dental Health Month throughout February, a local doctor is taking extra efforts to share with his patients information from a recent pediatric dental survey. → Read More

Doctor: Millions of people have eyelash mites and don't even know it

Eyelash mites are passed from person to person and love to set up shop in people's lashes. → Read More

Ohio baby born with half a heart celebrates his 2nd Valentine's Day

A 17-month-old baby and his family are not only observing Valentine's Day and Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week, they are celebrating life. → Read More

Local fertility expert says women should weigh several factors before freezing eggs

Newer technology allowing eggs -not embryos- to be frozen is leading to a new business trend. → Read More