WOSU News Archives For: December 5, 2005

Landscapers get extra revenue through holiday lighting

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December
5, 2005

It’s that time of year when many families pull out boxes of lights, many of them reminiscent of the one in Chevy Chase’s Christmas Vacation, to decorate their homes for the holidays. But some people can not find the time to string them, so they’ve called on landscaping companies to do it for them. It can cost thousands of dollars. And the popularity of this service is a boon for landscapers.

Columbus Transit Agency Avoids Strike

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December
5, 2005

City buses in Columbus are operating a full schedule following ratification of new three year contract by drivers and mechanis.

Ohio tax officials hope new voluntary system will collect on-line sales taxes

12:00AM
December
5, 2005

With each passing holiday shopping season, more people choose to shop on-line. Forrester Research predicts holiday on-line sales will top $18 billion – that’s a 25% increase over last year. Those figures have tax officials in Ohio and other states seeing red because for the most part, the sales taxes that should be paid for on-line purchases go uncollected. This holiday season, a new effort is underway to try to get more on-line retailers to collect sales taxes.