WOSU News Archives For: December 11, 2007

Religious conservatives gear up for election

12:00AM
December
11, 2007

Religious conservatives in Ohio are credited with helping President George W. Bush swing the key voting state in 2000 and 2004. And despite setbacks in 2006, when Democrats won many key state seats, Ohio’s Christian Evangelical movement is gearing up for 2008.

Lawmakers say violence against animals could lead to a violent future

12:00AM
December
11, 2007

Former mass murderer Jeffrey Dahmer killed his first victim, hitchiker Steven Hicks, in Bath Ohio in 1978. Dahmer went on to kill 16 more men and boys during the next fifteen years. But Dahmer’s first victim wasn’t human. He had a history of mutilating and butchering animals as a young child. Dahmer’s early history with has served as inspiration for a bill being considered by Ohio lawmakers that would identify children who are at risk of becoming violent offenders in the future.

Steel supplier brings jobs to Southern Ohio

12:00AM
December
11, 2007

An Atlanta-based steel supplier has chosen a former steel mill site in southeast Ohio for a distribution center. The decision means more jobs for an area badly in need of employment. Infra-Metals Company laid out more of its plans in a meeting with New Boston villiage officials Tuesday.

Sen. Voinovich Pushes Foreclosure Assistance Legislation

Sen. Voinovich (R-OH) and Columbus Mayor Coleman tour a rehabilitated part of the Franklinton neighborhood.
12:00AM
December 11, 2007

The Franklinton section of Columbus has been hard-hit by foreclosures. On Monday Mayor Coleman and Sen. George Voinovich visited the area to discuss the crisis. Sen. Voinovich has introduced legislation in Congress to help homeowners who are struggling with their mortgages.

Sykes Leaving Civil Rights Commission

Barbara Sykes
12:00AM
December 11, 2007

Barbara Sykes, the controversial head of the Ohio Civil Rights Commission says she will quit at the end of the year.

Columbus Council Approves Spending For Impound Lot

12:00AM
December
11, 2007

Columbus city council voted to spend $4,000,000 for development of a new police impound lot on the southside. But, the plan prompted complaints by some nearby residents.