The quality of police training academies in Ohio and the need for stronger statewide training standards are among the issues an attorney general’s committee is considering as it explores possible changes to the way Ohio trains police officers.
WOSU News Archives For September 2006
It appears Ohioans will have the opportunity to vote on two issues this fall that would reform laws on smoking in public places.
Ohio Troopers killed a car crash to be laid to rest this weekend.
The latest Ohio Poll finds the majority of likely voters think the country is safer from terrorism today than before September eleventh.
Many lawmakers hopes Congress would ram through wide-ranging lobbying reform legislation before the midterm elections. But congress is about to adjourn without a bill. House Majority Leader John Boehner of southwest Ohio defends some of that congressional inaction in the wake of the plea agreement by Republican Central Ohio representative Bob Ney. Chad Pergram reports from Capitol Hill.
A new survey shows the way Ohioans feel about the war in Iraq depends highly on their political party affiliation.
Columbus police continue to investigate the sale of a video titled 614. The DVD is a compilation of fights among young people that were videotaped around the city. According to the department there’s no evidence that the fighting was staged. But police say they want to make sure 614′s producers aren’t contributing to the violence or causing it to occur.
Pastors representing different denominations are coming together to voice opposition to additional gambling options in Ohio.
Funeral Services are Wednesday in Hilliard for 21 year old Army Sargeant Adam Knox. Knox was killed by small arms fire while patrolling in Baghdad, Iraq on September 17th. He was serving with the Army Reserve 346th Psychological Operations Company based in Columbus.
About 100 people attended an open forum at Ohio Dominican University yesterday afternoon. The town hall style meeting was in response to last week’s protest by a group of the school’s students.
According to an economic analysis, the addition of streetcars to downtown Columbus could mean a financial boost for the city. The report by the Danter Group was released today to members of the Downtown Streetcar Working Group. It predicts that streetcars could generate a half-billion dollars in growth.