WOSU News Archives For November 2006

Controversy over Great Lakes Water Use

12:00AM
November
30, 2006

A proposal to have Ohio join a multi-state compact to regulate the use of water in the Great Lakes is sparking controversy at the statehouse.

Public Help Sought to Fight Meth

12:00AM
November
30, 2006

Ohio’s attorney general’s office has come up wtih one more tool to fight the methamphetamine.

Ag Department Revokes Ohio Fresh Eggs’ Permits

12:00AM
November
30, 2006

The Ohio agriculture department has revoked all 16 operating permits issued to the state’s largest egg producer.

Columbus Officials Say Downtown Housing Growth is Booming

12:00AM
November
30, 2006

It’s been four years since the City of Columbus launched its downtown business plan. One of the goals is to encourage creation of 10,000 housing units by 2012. And according to city officials new housing is well underway.

Columbus police tout success with tasers; Asking for more

12:00AM
November
29, 2006

Wednesday, the Columbus Division of Police relayed its findings on its first full year of taser use in the city. The department offered positive results and hope the city council will allow them to order more tasers.

Push for Mental Health Parity Resumes

12:00AM
November
29, 2006

Ohio lawmakers who want to require insurers to offer mental as well as physical health care coverage will resume their battle.

New Levy Helps COTA Implement Long Range Plan

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12:00AM
November 28, 2006

Central Ohio Transit Authority officials say they’re studying service improvements now that a new source of revenue is on the horizon. Voters narrowly approved a quarter-percent tax levy that begins in January 2008.

Family Services Director Questions Report on Foster Parent Program

12:00AM
November
28, 2006

People who want to be foster parents should be prepared for more background checks, more training, and more visits from social workers.

Strickland Names Fisher to lead Development

12:00AM
November
28, 2006

Governor Elect Ted Strickland has appointed his lieutenant governor, Lee Fisher, to lead the Ohio Department of Development.

City to test new crossing signs

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12:00AM
November 28, 2006

The city of Columbus has placed pedestrian countdown timers at four of the city’s busiest intersections. The timers work with the common walk/don’t walk signs to show exactly how much time pedestrians have to cross the street before the light changes. The timers are part of a test program the city hopes will cut down on confusion and accidents at intersections.