WOSU News Archives For October 2007

Trade Adjustment Act passes in the U.S. House

12:00AM
October
31, 2007

The United States House of Representatives passed a measure today that could help Ohioans who lose their jobs due to outsourcing and trade policy.

Drive thru flu shots make vaccinations convenient

12:00AM
October
31, 2007

Several counties are trying to bring convenience and health care together, as flu season gets underway.

Man arrested while sting operator testifies

12:00AM
October
31, 2007

A man targeted in an online child-sex sting has been arrested at the Ohio Statehouse at the same time as a hearing on whether to increase penalties for such crimes.

Senate passes electric re-regulation plan

12:00AM
October
31, 2007

Preventing Ohioans’ monthly electric bills from soaring. That’s a major goal of a complex measure that state senators passed Wednesday. If state representatives go along with the senate action, it will reverse a move that lawmakers made eight years ago, when they voted to phase out government control of electric rates.

AEP Ohio Offers Green Energy Option

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12:00AM
October 30, 2007

American Electric Power’s Ohio division wants customers to sign up for its optional Green Power Pricing program. By paying extra, consumers support the production of electricity from renewable, environmentally -friendly sources such as wind, methane and solar energy.

First Ohioans Receives Money from Fund for Injured War Veterans

12:00AM
October
30, 2007

For two years, some Ohioans have used a check-off box on their state income tax form to donate part of their refund to a special new fund to help injured Ohio war veterans.

Ohio Hosts Largest Farmland Preservation Conference

12:00AM
October
30, 2007

Though the state has slowed down the loss of farmland in recent years, prime farming properties are still being eaten away.

Mom and two girls attacked in Marysville home invasion

12:00AM
October
30, 2007

A woman and her two daughters in Marysville were attacked during an over night home invasion. The burglars are still at large.

Insurance company says it misplaced personal data of 9,200 Ohioans

12:00AM
October
29, 2007

A security breach at Hartford Life Insurance in Connecticut involves more than 9,000 Ohioans. Hartford says it’s already contacted the 9,200 Ohioans who are affected by the security breach and offerred them the free identity theft protection.

Lawmaker: Proposed tax holiday could boost Ohio’s economy

12:00AM
October
29, 2007

Imagine buying a new computer, a used car, or some new clothes – and not having to pay Ohio’s 5.5 percent sales tax. That’s what one state legislator is calling for – at least for one weekend each year.