WOSU News Archives For: May 8, 2006

Smoking Ban ballot issue suffers setback

12:00AM
May
8, 2006

Supporters of a proposed statewide ban on smoking in public places have suffered a big setback in their drive to put the measure onto the November ballot for the voters to decide. A Franklin county judge has ruled that tens of thousands of petition signatures, urging the measure be put to a vote, are technically invalid.

Columbus Jaywalkers Targeted

12:00AM
May
8, 2006

Columbus police recently announced plans to crack down on pedestrians who who cross city streets against the light…or outside of a crosswalk. Police say they’ll issue tickets to jaywalkers in order to keep them safe. But some residents think police could better spend their time fighting serious crime.