WOSU News Archives For: April 25, 2006

Ohio’s Monroe Co. Grapples with High Unemployment

The Monroe County Courthouse
12:00AM
April 25, 2006

Figures released on Tuesday show the jobless rate in one eastern Ohio county remains in double-digits. Monroe County had an unemployment rate of 11.3% percent in March – the highest in the state. The recent study by the Center for Community Solutions shows the county has lost 1/3 of its jobs in the past few years.

Ohio House Reviews Redistricting

12:00AM
April
25, 2006

Lawmakers are considering ways to reform methods used to redistrict districts.

Work Begins on Columbus Streetcar Proposal

One of Tampa's streetcars
12:00AM
April 25, 2006

A streetcar system could be coming to Columbus. A committee that will be looking into the idea over the next several months met for the first time Tuesday.

Columbus Outlines Plans for New Precinct Station

Columbus police commander Kimberley Jacobs listens to concerns
12:00AM
April 25, 2006

A proposed police substation for Columbus’ University District got mixed reviews last night at a public meeting. Representatives from the city and Ohio State University – the partners splitting the project’s $3,800,000 cost, fielded more complaints than questions from the audience.