Foreclosures during the Great Recession added to thousands of blighted properties in Columbus. But, a state program helped fund demolition of many of those houses and apartment units.
WOSU News Archives For: May 3, 2005
Voters in South-Western City School District passed a 9.7 mill levy that will provide nearly 23-million dollars a year in operating and maintenance expenses. The 52-48 percent approval followed failures in the last two levy tries for the district.
Columbus voters have once again ratified the city’s smoking ban. They turned down a move to allow smoking in bars and taverns. They rejected an amended ban that would have permitted smoking any business that earned two thirds of its revenue from alcohol sales.
State colleges and universities in Ohio are in the process of raising tuition and related costs for the coming school year. Meanwhile, Students and their families are sharpening their pencils and trying to figure out how to pay the higher education bills.
The jury in the trial accused “Highway Shooter” Charles McCoy has now heard testimony from more than three dozen witnesses. And on the key point of the defendant’s sanity, the jury has conflicting testimony to sort through. W-O-S-U’s Tom Borgerding has been following the McCoy trial and has this report.
The cost of a college education is rising faster than inflation and faster than the median income for families likely to have college-aged children. To pay the bills, an increasing number of students and families are turning to loans, and the cost of those loans is about to take a big jump.