WOSU News Archives For: January 9, 2008

Convention center suffers damage after water main break

Crews tear up a downtown sidewwalk to access a broken water main in front of the Greater Columbus Convention Center
12:00AM
January 9, 2008

Engineers say The Greater Columbus Convention Center is “structurally sound” after a major water main break this morning. A 16-inch water main burst and flooded much of the first floor of the 400-thousand square foot building on North High Street. Crews suspect a faulty plate cause the break. Officials insist damage to the building is only aesthetic, but the future of at least one convention remains undecided.

New Ideas on Dealing With Sex Offenders

12:00AM
January
9, 2008

Every few months, there’s a new proposal in the Ohio legislature to crack down on sex offenders who’ve already served their prison time. One idea is to require them to use special green license plates on their cars. Another idea is to force them to live in treatment centers. The latest idea is to make it a crime for them to be in schools.

Electricity Going Green at a High Price?

12:00AM
January
9, 2008

Ohio legislators are trying to answer what could be a multi-billion dollar question: should electric companies be ordered to get at least 25% of their power from so-called advanced sources by the year 2025 and what should those alternative sources be? The House committee held a session today that included some widely divergent views and a bit of guerilla theater.

Columbus Convention Center Damaged By Water Main Break

12:00AM
January
9, 2008

Engineers say The Greater Columbus Convention Center is “structurally sound” after a major water main break this morning. A 16-inch water main burst and flooded much of the first floor of the 400-thousand square foot building on North High Street. Crews suspect a faulty plate cause the break. Officials insist damage to the building is only aesthetic, but the future of at least one convention remains undecided.

Ohioans Will Likely Have Fewer Candidate Choices In March.

12:00AM
January
9, 2008

Ohio State University political Scientist Paul Beck says primary election results in New Hampshire will keep some candidates in the race a little longer. But,its still uncertain whether Ohio primary voters will have much choice.