Ohio is celebrating its 212th birthday with special events at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus.
WOSU News Archives For January 2006
Columbus is remembering Coretta Scott King. The widow of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Junior died early this morning. She was 78. The Alabama Native and graduate of Ohio’s Antioch College will be remembered for her quiet, impassioned allegiance to the cause of human rights.
Ohioans who knew her or just admired her are mourning the death of Coretta Scott King.
Attorney General Jim Petro is praising the experience of his newly chosen running mate in his campaign for governor.
Next Tuesday, February 7th, voters in the New Albany-Plain Local School District will go to the polls to decide a high stakes levy that amounts to one-half of the district’s annual operating budget. The school money issue is also high stakes for residents who face the largest millage levy in recent memory in Central Ohio.
Ohio Congressman Bob Ney rallied supporters in Chillicothe today – one day after kicking off a re-election bid for Ohio’s 18th congressional district. The embattled Republican told a crowd of about 100 that he’ll eventually be cleared of allegations he took bribes from lobbyist Jack Abramoff. His Democratic opponent – Chillicothe mayor Joe Sulzer – says it’s “pure arrogance” that a key figure in the Congressional ethics scandal seeks to be re-elected.
COSIs Columbus and Toledo have shared the same name since the Toledo museum went into business almost ten years ago. But that could change. The two organizations are in talks right now to decide if Toledo will keep the COSI name.
A challenger for Congress in Central Ohio got a helping hand today from a top Democrat in her bid to unseat a 7-term Republican incumbent. The presence of a national campaign official indicates some area congressional races will be strongly contested this year.
National real estate figures show a decrease in home sales in December, a sign that the recent housing boom might be coming to an end. But Central Ohio realtors are stll experiencing growth in what they call a stable market.
A measure to limit the growth of government spending in Ohio could have unintended consequences on other areas including the use of funds generated by university football and product licensing. The so-called TEL measure – scheduled to go before voters in November – is being criticized for its ambiguous language.
Ohio Governor Bob Taft delivers his final “State of the State” address today. He’ll address a joint session of the Ohio Legislature, justices of the Ohio Supreme Court and members of his cabinet.