WOSU News Archives For: October 15, 2007

Drive to repeal strip club limits fails

12:00AM
October
15, 2007

A controversial new Ohio law, putting statewide limits on strip clubs, is finally about to take effect six weeks after state legislators wanted it to. Critics of the law had put the law on hold, by launching a petition drive aimed at putting the law onto the ballot for the voters to decide. But now, elections officials have declared the petition drive has fallen short.

State increases money for poor and homeless

12:00AM
October
15, 2007

Groups that help homeless and low income Ohioans are getting more than 20 million dollars from the state.

Hobson 12th GOP congressman to retire

12:00AM
October
15, 2007

The list of Republican members of Congress who won’t be running for re-election next year continues to grow. And Ohio is at the center of that trend.

Gaming ban: No public testimony allowed

12:00AM
October
15, 2007

Ohio legislators plan to take a final vote this week on a measure banning electronic gaming machines that offer cash prizes and they plan to take the vote without any public hearings.

Computer Glitch Risk’s Children’s Safety

12:00AM
October
15, 2007

Computer systems experts today are working with county children’s services agencies to eliminate glitches in a critical data-sharing program. At stake: the safety of thousands of abused or neglected children.

Benefit or Burden – Scotts Agressively Attacks Rising Health Insurance Costs

Scotts-Miracle Gro's Fitness Center at in Marysville
12:00AM
October 15, 2007

Scotts- Miracle Grow. Last year Scotts-Miracle Gro spent 22 million dollars for employee health benefits. The Marysville based fertilizer company is aggressively trying to keep the cost down. It has instituted a controversial no-smoking policy and it’s built a fitness center at its headquarters.