WOSU News Archives For: February 15, 2007

Former Fairfield Sheriff Asks Court for Early Release

12:00AM
February
15, 2007

A former Fairfield County sheriff convicted of corruption is asking to be released early from his six-year prison sentence.

Post-Release Programs Key to Young Offenders Staying out of Jail

12:00AM
February
15, 2007

The Ohio Department of Youth Services is in the first year of expanded emphasis on transitional or re-entry programs.

Jail Changes Young Offenders’ Views of Education

12:00AM
February
15, 2007

Ohio Department of Youth Services Director Tom Stickrath says the educational needs of young people in DYS facilities are considerable.

Ohio DYS Seeks New Ways to Help Young Offenders Stay out of Jail

12:00AM
February
15, 2007

Federal studies show 30 percent of young people released from incarceration will be back behind bars within one year. 50 percent will be back in a youth or adult facility within three years.

Strickland says he’s found holes in TRAC fund

12:00AM
February
15, 2007

There are more concerns about the upcoming state budget. Governor Strickland says he’s found holes in the fund that is used to pay for local road projects.

Shoveling raises legal questions

12:00AM
February
15, 2007

Ohioans throughout the state are clearing sidewalks of snow and ice. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports on the legal liabilities of homeowners who decide to shovel and those who don’t.

Strickland: Don’t sent Iraq war refugees to Ohio

Ted Strickland
12:00AM
February 15, 2007

Thousands of refugees from the violence in Iraq are headed to the U.S. but Ohio Governor Ted Strickland is telling President Bush – don’t send them to Ohio.

Possible scale back on estate tax

12:00AM
February
15, 2007

Kill Ohio’s death tax, or at least scale it back! That’s the rallying cry of majority Republicans in the Ohio House of Representatives. They say Ohio’s tax on estates runs counter to economic development, but Democratic governor Ted Strickland disagrees. He’s vowing to fight the GOP move to soften the estate tax.

Thousands still plagued by power outages.

12:00AM
February
15, 2007

While state roadways are better than they were, thousands of Ohioans are still without power.

Cold Temperatures Follow Snowstorm

12:00AM
February
15, 2007

Its back to class today for Ohio State University students and students in Columbus and other Franklin County districts. Road crews in Central Ohio worked through the night to clear major thoroughfares. Some school districts in outlying areas are closed for another day, others are operating on a delay.