WOSU News Archives For February 2008

Emily’s List Active In Ohio Elections

12:00AM
February
29, 2008

The founder and president of the political action committee Emily’s List was in Columbus Friday. Ellen Malcolm heads one of the largest PACs in the U.S. Emily’s List is supporting Mary Jo Kilroy for Congress and Hillary Clinton’s bid for the White House. But a Republican spokesman says that in Ohio an Emily’s List endorsement might do more harm than good

COTA Puts 26 Old Buses on the Auction Block

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12:00AM
February 29, 2008

The Central Ohio Transit Authority is putting some old buses on the auction block Saturday.

Stivers, Wagner vie for republican representative candidacy

12:00AM
February
29, 2008

Two Republicans are vying for the opportunity to run for 15th District Representative Deborah Pryce seat in the House. Pryce is retiring, and either Steve Stivers or Robert Wagner will run against Mary Jo Kilroy in the general election. Wagner and Stivers discussed their plans for health care on WOSU’s Openline program with Fred Andrle.

Local students take unique approach to musical

12:00AM
February
28, 2008

Each year students around the country perform in their school musical. Some sing in a chorus, while some play an instrument or memorize a dance routine. The fourth and fifth graders at Gahanna’s Blacklick Elementary School take a different approach: they write and produce their production.

Ohio Voters Face New Round of Political Commercials

12:00AM
February
28, 2008

For the last few weeks, Ohioans have be deluged with TV commercials.

Residents Discuss Health Coverage

12:00AM
February
28, 2008

As we have heard many times in recent days, health care has become one of the top issues of this year’s campaign. Thursday, a diverse group of health care advocates and people coping with chronic disease met to try to force politicians to make change.

Hillary Clinton Holds Economic Summit in Zanesville

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Ohio Governor Ted Strickland at the economic summit in Zanesville Wednesday
12:00AM
February 28, 2008

Six days before the March 4th primaries, Hillary Clinton tried to persuade Ohioans that her plans to revive the faltering [U.S.] economy can also resuscitate her dwindling campaign. The Democratic presidential candidate and former first lady held a round-table discussion on economic issues yesterday at Ohio University’s Zanesville campus. From Ohio Public Radio station W-O-S-U, Sam Hendren reports

Senator Barack Obama urges voters to cast primary ballots early

The crowd outside of St. John Arena waiting for the rally for Presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama.
12:00AM
February 27, 2008

Thousands of people, bundled in scarves, long overcoats and hats, braved single digit wind chills Wednesday morning, some for an hour, to hear Senator Barack Obama speak at Ohio State. Only the nose bleed section of Saint John Arena had vacant seats.

Obama Speaks at Ohio State

12:00AM
February
27, 2008

Democratic presidential candidates Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are back on the Ohio campaign trail today. Obama is speaking to a rally this hour on Ohio State’s campus. New York Senator Hillary Clinton is taking her campaign to Appalachian Ohio today. She has scheduled appearances today in Zanesville and Saint Clairsville. Candidate spouses, Bill Clinton and Michelle Obama will make campaign stops in Ohio during the next three days.

Democrats Tackle Tax Returns and NAFTA in Last Debate

12:00AM
February
27, 2008

Issues facing Ohio were some of the main topics in last night’s Democratic Presidential debate in Cleveland. In the final head-to-head match-up before next week’s Ohio primary, Senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama found some common ground on how to help the state’s economy.