Ohio is celebrating its 212th birthday with special events at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus.
WOSU News Archives For May 2006
The Franklin County Board of Elections has postponed for three weeks hearing a protest against a candidate for the 15th Congressional District. Columbus business owner and Madison County resident Charles Morrison is running as an independent candidate against incumbent Congresswoman Deborah Pryce and Democratic challenger Mary Jo Kilroy. Several county republican leaders have asked the board to remove Morrison from the November ballot.
Former GOP fundraiser Tom Noe has pleaded guilty to federal charges that he illegally funneled donations to President Bush’s re-election campaign.
Cases involving Ohio University and the Veterans Adminstration have increased worries about identity theft in recent weeks. Where there is worry, there is often a business opportunity. Insurance companies have gotten into the business of identity theft – selling policies designed to help customers set things right.
The deadline is approaching for families of students in schools considered to be “failing” to sign up for the state’s new voucher program.
References to God will soon be on prominent display in many Ohio public schools. State legislators this week gave final approval to a bill requiring schools to display donated copies of the state and federal mottoes. And a leader of Ohio’s conservative evangelical movement is vowing to take advantage of the law and make those donations. Still, the law may be challenged in court by the American Civil Liberties Union.
96-year-old Doris “Granny D” Haddock travels the country pushing for public campaign funding. The New Hampshire native went to jail twice for her part in walking fasts around the U. S. Capitol to get attention for campaign reform. Now she has written a memoir.
A newly passed bill that’s meant to crack down on predatory lenders is on its way to Governor Taft.
A racially-tinged shouting match erupted on the floor of the Ohio Senate last (Wednesday) night. The heated debate began as lawmakers were poised to vote on a non-controversial resolution .one commemorating September 22 as the anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.
HIV rates among black women are rising nationally. In Franklin County, Ohio Department of Health data indicates black women make up 11% of new HIV/AIDS cases and minorities make up about 36% of new cases. To raise awareness among minorities a local organization is taking a new approach. They’re taking HIV education into barbershops.
Ohio State University faculty and staff attended a meeting Tuesday at Page Hall to discuss a center that will be studying how sports, citizenship and society are interconnected. Two issues the center will examine are hazing and bonding in organized sports.