WOSU News Archives For: January 23, 2008

State Supreme Court hears case about body parts after autopsy

12:00AM
January
23, 2008

The Ohio Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday in a case challenging how coroners handle body parts left over from an autopsy. It’s common practice for coroners to keep a brain or other organs for testing and return the rest of the body to the family for burial or cremation. But some people want coroners to give families a chance to get the organs back for burial.

Electricity Prices May Stay in Hands of Government

12:00AM
January
23, 2008

Ohio legislators are continuing to hear conflicting testimony about whether they should keep having state government control electricity rates. At the moment, the Public Utilities Commission is scheduled to lose its regulatory power over electric bills, starting next year. But the Ohio Senate has approved a bill bringing back government price controls and a legislative committee in the house is now looking at it.

Ohio election officials oppose voting changes

12:00AM
January
23, 2008

Representatives of Ohio’s county election officials voted unanimously today (Wednesday) to oppose the secretary of state’s recommendation that all Ohio counties scrap their touch-screen voting machines and return to paper ballots.

Ohio Predicts Budget Shortfall Up To $1.9 Billion

12:00AM
January
23, 2008

The state is expecting a budget shortfall of between $700 million and nearly $2 billion in the fiscal year that begins July First.