WOSU News Archives For: January 24, 2008

State law causes confusion, backlog in county courts

12:00AM
January
24, 2008

Judges in at least four Ohio counties have raised questions about the constitutionality of changes to the state’s sex offender registration laws. At issue: whether offenders convicted prior to changes in the law can be punished retroactively.

East High School student remembered at funeral following tragic murder

East on Arcadia High School Marching Band enters the funeral for bandmate Dennis Lewis.
12:00AM
January 24, 2008

Dennis Lewis was a senior at East on Arcadia High School. Lewis died last week after being shot during a robbery in his Linden home. Lewis’s funeral was held Thursday.

ACORN Kicks Off Columbus Voter Registration

ACORN's Mary Keith, Leroi Ferrell
12:00AM
January 24, 2008

The political organization known as ACORN, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, held a rally Thursday on the Near East side of Columbus. The group says it has begun its voter registration drive in advance of the 2008 elections.

Akron Mayor Takes Issue with Stimulus Package

12:00AM
January
24, 2008

The President and House leaders have come to agreement on a stimulus package built around consumer rebates and added deductions for business.

Governor Strickland and Ohio House Speaker Disagree on How to Resolve the Budget Shortfall

12:00AM
January
24, 2008

As Governor Strickland stares down a red-soaked state budget, there’s a warning from the House Speaker against any plan to solve the shortfall that involves taxes.

$1.9 Billion Budget Hole

12:00AM
January
24, 2008

A cutting of state services is one option for plugging a $1.9 billion hole in Ohio’s budget.

Kucinich Withdraws from Presidential Race

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12:00AM
January 24, 2008

Democratic presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich is giving up on his second bid for the White House.