Foreclosures during the Great Recession added to thousands of blighted properties in Columbus. But, a state program helped fund demolition of many of those houses and apartment units.
WOSU News Archives For May 2006
Sixteen year old drivers in Ohio will soon have some new limits, that is, if state representatives get their way.
A private screening of a new documentary on the deployment of Columbus-based Lima Company was viewed last night by about 300 people. Several members of the embattled Marine Reserve unit attended the screening at the Arena Grand Theater in downtown Columbus.
The State Legislature has approved a proposal limiting the growth of state government spending in most years to 3.5 percent.
Ohio’s unemployment rate was five-point-five percent in April, up form five-point-zero percent in March. The data was released by the Ohio department of Jobs and Family Services. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen has details.
Seven former executives of a suburban Columbus company have been indicted for a total of 60 major crimes in what authorities are calling the largest fraud scheme ever uncovered in a private, non – traded company
A Columbus city council member is encouraging the city and its residents to think green. The city council will be voting tonight on legislation that would change the city’s purchasing rules in an effort to do just that.
A federal grand jury in Columbus has indicted 7 former executives of National Century Financial Enterprises. U.S. Attorney Gregory Lockhart says in a Department of Justice release that company executives bilked investors by “building a financial house of cards.”
After competing for rides and customers for years, Ohio’s two largest amusement parks are about to share an owner.
Crude Oil futures begin the week at their lowest level since April 7th. Energy industry analysts say the six week slide in futures contract prices is a result of concern about an erosion in demand for gasoline. As pump prices move in a range between $2.60 and $3.00 per gallon, Central Ohio drivers have found ways to keep a little money in their pockets.
Federal advisers say a new vaccine to fight cervical cancer is safe and effective, and should be approved. While local medical professionals are praising the new vaccine for its ability to prevent the virus that causes most cases of the cancer, some Conservative groups have been hesitant to endorse the treatment.