WOSU News Archives For December 2006

Space arrives in Washington

12:00AM
December
29, 2006

The surprise member of congress from Ohio is an attorney from Dover. Zack Space takes the oath of office – replacing the convicted Bob Ney.

State jobless rate rises in November

12:00AM
December
29, 2006

The official unemployment rate in Ohio rose between October and November. The new numbers have just been released.

Taft makes mental health parity law

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12:00AM
December 29, 2006

Governor Taft has signed into law a bill that has been supported by advocates for the mentally ill for two decades.

Local Somalis continue protest one year after shooting death

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12:00AM
December 28, 2006

Members of Columbus’ Somali community today are commemorating the one-year anniversary of a controversial shooting. 23-year-old Nasir Abdi was shot and killed by a Franklin County Sheriff’s Deputy last year while officers where trying to take him for treatment. Deputies say he was armed. But some witnesses say they did not see a weapon and the shooting was unnecessary.

The Sounds of 2006 – Voting Changes

12:00AM
December
28, 2006

2006 saw Ohio put in place new rules for how people cast their ballots and how activists could get their issues before voters.

The Sounds of 2006 – Landmark Ohio Legislation

12:00AM
December
28, 2006

Ohio Lawmakers passed many significant pieces of legislation during 2006. Ohio Public Radio’s Bill Cohen has a review of the bills that became law during the past year.

The Sounds of 2006 – The Bitter Race for Governor

12:00AM
December
28, 2006

Ohio’s contest for governor this year was remarkable for many reasons. Among them the Republicans nominated an African-American&and Democrats nominated a congressman from Appalachia.

The Sounds of 2006 – Central Ohio Business

12:00AM
December
28, 2006

There were many changes in Ohio business this year. Two of central Ohio’s largest companies saw changes at the top, downtown development advanced and 2 transportation initiatives began.

Delaware County fires social worker in baby death case

12:00AM
December
28, 2006

The Delaware County Commission has fired a children’s services supervisor after the death of an 11-month old baby.

Negligent injured workers can be denied money

12:00AM
December
28, 2006

The Ohio Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that sometimes, when workers cause their OWN on-the-job injuries, they can be denied workers compensation benefits. An attorney who often represents injured workers says it is a terrible new precedent. A business group says it is not but it is still a good ruling.