WOSU News Archives For September 2006

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.

City: Fire Prevention Bureau Missed Very Few Inspections

12:00AM
September
22, 2006

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.

City of Columbus To Give $14 Million To Start-Up Airline

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12:00AM
September 22, 2006

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.

City, State Officials Promise Tax Support for New Airline

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12:00AM
September 22, 2006

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.

Ohio Dominican Students Hold Protest

12:00AM
September
21, 2006

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.

ACORN sues over voter registration

12:00AM
September
21, 2006

Controversy over voter registration in Ohio heats up again with a lawsuit filed over access of low income Ohioans to registration.

Columbus Clippers Partner with Washington Nationals

Clippers CEO Ken Schnacke sporting Washington Nationals attire
12:00AM
September 20, 2006

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.

Smoking Proposals still possible in November

12:00AM
September
20, 2006

Two groups with different ideas on regulating smoking in Ohio are continuing to maneuver to put their own proposals on the statewide ballot.

Debate #2- Governor candidates split on schools

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12:00AM
September 20, 2006

In their second debate, Ohio’s candidates for governor clashed over how much to support alternative types of schooling over traditional public schools.

Farmers Anticipate Good Corn and Soybean Harvests.

12:00AM
September
20, 2006

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.