Blog Archives

SPECIAL – Central Ohio’s Transportation Future

WOSU’s news director Mike Thompson and his panel discuss Central Ohio’s transportation needs now and in the future.

Tax Dilemma Trickles Down to Ohio Legislature

President Barack Obama’s tax deal signals decision time for Ohio democrats over Ohio budget cuts. John Kasich hints at how he will balance the state budget.

Ohio’s Rail Money; Budget Battles; New Executive Appointments

Ohio says, “no thanks” to 400 million dollars; John Kasich asks outgoing Governor Ted Strickland to give back rail money.

Education Reform Threatened

Ted Strickland’s Education reform package threatened.

Spotlight On Ted Strickland

Ted Strickland’s decision to stop the execution of convicted murderer praised, while the governors 2010 election campaign ads are criticized.

Public Safety Director Controversy

Controversy surrounding confirmation of Cathy Collins-Taylor. Will the Ohio senate approve her appointment as the new Public Safety Director?

Healthcare & Passenger Rail Indecision

This week on Columbus On The Record:  Healthcare decision day nears, but where do Ohio lawmakers stand? A look at the protests in Washington and national sentiment about healthcare. ODOT responds to passenger rail skepticism.  Lawmakers remain undecided on funding. What movies should be shown in schools? Panelists: William Hershey, Dayton Daily News Karen Kasler, Ohio [...]

Senate President Harris Remains "Skeptical"

Alas, Senate President Bill Harris apparently did not emerge from his meeting with ODOT Director Jolene Molitoris wearing a conductor’s cap. The two met Wednesday afternoon and Molitoris presented Harris with answers to his questions about the Cincy to C-Bus to Cleveland passenger rail service plan.  ODOT’s answers defend ridership projections and maintain freight lines [...]

Topics: Race Track, Indoor Smoking Ban, and Gun Regulation in Ohio

This week on Columbus On The Record:  The feud between Ohio Secretary of State, Jennifer Brunner and LetOhioVote.org over issues surrounding the groups funders. Controversial firings at the Bureau of Workers Compensation.  Religious discrimination may be underlying decision to fire entire staff. Also this week:  ODOT head pushes passenger rail.  Smoking Ban enforcement, and gun regulations. [...]

Columbus Plowing; Harris Not ‘All Aboard’ The 3-C Plan

This week on Columbus On The Record:  Columbus plowing policy:  How does Columbus stack up to other cities?  Are we spending too much? Great rail debate steams ahead, but senate president Harris says he’s not ‘all aboard’ the 3-C passenger rail plan. An analysis of Ohio stimulus spending.  And, in politics, the lack of NE Ohio [...]