WOSU News Archives For: March 9, 2006

Ohioans could see hike in phone bills

12:00AM
March
9, 2006

Phone rates for many Ohioans could go up by as much as $15 a year after a decision from state regulators. Companies can raise prices by 20 percent over current rates, but must phase in those increases if they are approved. Consumer advocates note the initial proposal could have hiked phone rates much as 20 percent a year with no phase in.

NRA-backed proposal passes in House

12:00AM
March
9, 2006

The National Rifle Association and Ohio gun-owners won a victory Wednesday and gun control activists suffered a setback in the Ohio House of Representatives. Even though the issue was the usually explosive topic of concealed weapons, the NRA-backed proposal was passed with no debate.