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WOSU News Archives For December 2006
Ohio voters changed who will represent them in the US Senate. They also voted to raise the minimum wage, ban smoking, and reject gambling.
The mixture of religion and politics was very much on the minds of church leaders, politicians, and voters in 2006.
2006 had many stories from the courtroom, a former coach found some vindication, a former football star learned his fate, and a man imprisoned for a crime he did not commit was finally compensated.
2006 was a big year for Central Ohio Political News. Congressional races were tight and long-time local officials are leaving the stage.
All this week we are looking back on the top stories of the past year in a series called – the sounds of 2006. WOSU’s Mike Thompson begins his retrospective of Central Ohio news.
The Ohio Supreme Court has given Governor Taft a public reprimand for violating state ethics laws.
News of their homeland has caught the attention of Columbus’ Somali community. Fighting erupted last week between Ethiopia and a powerful Islamic militia after the group declared holy war against the Christian-led Ethiopian government. Now at least one Columbus-area Somali leader says the community is largely siding with the militia.
Ohio legislators have wrapped up their two-year session without giving final approval to an agreement that’s supposed to protect Lake Erie and other Great Lakes from plans to pump water out of the region.
Columbus City Council member Mary Jo Hudson will join the Ted Strickland administration. Hudson will leave Council to become Ohio’s director of insurance.
The Columbus Division of Fire has a new tool it will be using to help solve arsons. The machine, similar to a lie detector test, will help investigators determine who was involved in an arson.