WOSU News Archives For: January 10, 2008

House Republicans want to keep free market in energy bill

12:00AM
January
10, 2008

Last year, state senators okayed a proposal they said would keep Ohio electricity bills from skyrocketing. By a vote of 32 to nothing, senators approved a bill to keep government price controls on electricity, instead of letting prices float in a free market, starting next year. Now,some key leaders in the Ohio House are declaring they want to change that measure, so that the free market approach is still a big option. Some consumer advocates are worried about that.

Ohio Congressman runs for two offices; addresses critics

12:00AM
January
10, 2008

Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich addressed his critics Wednesday and assured supporters he’s not giving up his seat in the 10th District without a fight.

Convention center hosting convention one day after flood

Industrial floor dryers line the floor near the north entrance of the Greater Columbus Convention Center.
12:00AM
January 10, 2008

COnvention-goers have returned to the Greater Columbus Convention Center on North High Street, one day after the entire first floor was flooded by a water main break. The Longaberger Basket Company’s annual sales convention resumed this morning, as officials assessed damages and prepared to repair the building.

Columbus Economist Predicts Sluggish Growth For Region

12:00AM
January
10, 2008

The Columbus Chamber of Commerce says the region’s economy is still struggling. Chamber economist Bill Lafayette predicts less growth than in 2007.