WOSU News Archives For: June 12, 2007

State legislators unveil bill that could help cancer patients

12:00AM
June
12, 2007

In many cases cancer patients can not afford to take part in clinical trials. That’s because most insurance companies won’t cover the bills. Over the past decade about 20 states have passed laws requiring insurers to cover the costs. Tuesday, Ohio lawmakers unveiled a bill that would ensure clinical trial coverage for Ohioans.

Gov. Strickland Says He’ll Veto Horse Race Replays Gaming

12:00AM
June
12, 2007

Gov. Ted Strickland is threatening a veto if Ohio legislators move ahead with a plan to legalize betting on video-tape replays of old horse races from around the country.

Governor calls for stop to cash payouts from gaming machines

12:00AM
June
12, 2007

Governor Strickland wants to stop cash payouts from the gaming machines popping up around the state. He’s asking the Legislature for a ban that also would prohibit non-cash prizes worth more than ten dollars.

Appreciate Severe Weather with a Party

12:00AM
June
12, 2007

It’s severe weather season. Luckily for us here in Central Ohio we don’t have to cope with severe weather too often. WOSU Commentator Michael Ivey says, in a way, that’s too bad.