WOSU News Archives For: September 25, 2006

Consultant: Columbus Streetcars Could Have Huge Economic Impact

12:00AM
September
25, 2006

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.

Ohio’s Rural Voters Play Big Role In Political Contests

12:00AM
September
25, 2006

Ohio is awash in politics this fall as the Republican party works to hold onto majorities at the statehouse and in congress. Democrats are working just as hard to gain more political clout in Columbus and Washington. While most votes will come from urban and suburban areas on November 7th, rural Ohio counties could play political king-maker, especially in close races.