The quality of police training academies in Ohio and the need for stronger statewide training standards are among the issues an attorney general’s committee is considering as it explores possible changes to the way Ohio trains police officers.
WOSU News Archives For June 2007
The United Auto Workers says members nationwide have approved a new labor agreement with auto parts maker Delphi.
Democratic Governor Strickland stood side-by-side with Republican legislative leaders to celebrate the historically harmonious passage of a two-year state budget.
Ohio Citizen Action wants a Columbus plant to stop emptying waste water containing chemicals into a lagoon. The organization’s “Close the Pit” campaign is directed toward the Georgia Pacific resins plant on Watkins Road in south Columbus .the same plant where a 1997 explosion killed a worker and partially destroyed the facility.
The 450 unionized workers at the Columbus Delphi plant were eligible to vote this afternoon on a contract that might cost them their jobs.
Groups that have been advocating for money for various public services are generally praising the new two year state budget that Governor Strickland is expected to sign into law soon.
There was nearly unanimous support for the two year state budget in the House and Senate.
Among all states, Ohio has the highest number of families who lost their houses for failing to pay mortgages.
Engineers in Dayton have developed a 45 foot long gun that uses compressed hydrogen and a pound of gunpowder to shoot aluminum pellets into a vacuum at 20 thousand miles per hour. It’s taken them nine years of gradual progress and patience to get this one-of-a-kind gun working.
Somali refugees in Columbus are spending millions purchasing commercial real estate. Attracted by jobs and cheap rents, Somalis have flocked to Columbus, creating the second largest Somali concentration in the country. With the purchase of 9000 square feet of property along Cleveland Avenue, they’re transforming blighted corridors into economic wonders.