Ohio is celebrating its 212th birthday with special events at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus.
WOSU News Archives For September 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.
Columbus city officials today released the findings of a year-long independent investigation of the Fire Prevention Bureau. The city hired labor attorney Pamela Krivda to investigate reports that fire safety inspections were not conducted.
It’s expected by next spring there will be another airline from which to choose at Port Columbus. State and local officials plan to give $57 million in tax dollars to help launch Skybus.
Local and state officials have announced a package of incentives today to help a discount airline get going in Columbus. Skybus has said it plans to fly to 25 cities from its Columbus hub, using a model aimed at competing with Southwest and other no-frills airlines.
For some Ohio Dominican University students, the new school year, which began August 20th, did not get off to a good start. Racist signs and slurs were removed from two buildings at Ohio Dominican University. But some students feel removal was not enough.
Controversy over voter registration in Ohio heats up again with a lawsuit filed over access of low income Ohioans to registration.
The Columbus Clippers will become the Triple-A ball club for the Washington Nationals for the next two seasons. The Clippers announced the deal this afternoon.
Two groups with different ideas on regulating smoking in Ohio are continuing to maneuver to put their own proposals on the statewide ballot.
In their second debate, Ohio’s candidates for governor clashed over how much to support alternative types of schooling over traditional public schools.
Thousands of farmers from Ohio and surrounding states take a break from harvest this week to take in the Farm Science Review near London, Ohio. But, there’s growing worry that rail and river transportation systems will be strained by this fall’s harvest.