A combination of stagnant funding and changing technology is putting pressure on a decades old service for Central Ohio’s blind community. Voicecorps is searching for ways to maintain services for the visually impaired.
WOSU News Archives For: February 15, 2007
A former Fairfield County sheriff convicted of corruption is asking to be released early from his six-year prison sentence.
The Ohio Department of Youth Services is in the first year of expanded emphasis on transitional or re-entry programs.
Ohio Department of Youth Services Director Tom Stickrath says the educational needs of young people in DYS facilities are considerable.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
While state roadways are better than they were, thousands of Ohioans are still without power.
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.