WOSU News Archives For February 2008

One Group of Older Voters Sees No Clear Winner in Clinton-Obama Ohio Debate

12:00AM
February
27, 2008

About two dozen people watched the Ohio Democratic debate at an AARP-sponsored event in Columbus.

Ohio Church Leaders Suppport Restrictive Payday Loan Legislation

12:00AM
February
27, 2008

Church leaders in Ohio have joined the list of people trying to help pass a bill that would more closely regulate payday lending. House bill 333 would cap loans at 36 percent – down from the current annual percentage rate of 391 percent.

Huckabee Looks for Votes in Ohio

12:00AM
February
26, 2008

Mike Huckabee tells Ohioans the race is not over yet.

Columbus set to cut off subsidy for recyclers

12:00AM
February
26, 2008

It’s going to cost more to be “green” in Columbus. Curb side recyclers in the city will soon have to pay a higher fee for the service after a city council vote to stop subsidizing the program.

US House Committee votes for Blackwell Subpoena

Ken Blackwell
12:00AM
February 26, 2008

A US House subcommittee Tuesday voted to issue a subpoena for former Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell. To prepare for this November’s general elections the subcommittee on Civil Rights is investigating.

Former President Clinton Campaigns Again in Ohio

Former President Clinton campaigns for Hillary in Chillicothe Monday. Ohio First Lady Frances Strickland looks on.
12:00AM
February 25, 2008

Bill Clinton today campaigned for his wife in Southern Ohio. The Former President made stops in Portsmouth, Athens and Lancaster. WOSU’s Sam Hendren reports on Bill Clinton’s visit to Chillicothe.

Ohio Bicentennials, Embrace Them

12:00AM
February
25, 2008

Columbus has a big birthday coming up in a few years. Planning for the city’s 2012 bicentennial is underway. WOSU Commentator Ed Lentz says such celebrations help us remember how far we’ve come.

Obama continues to climb in polls of Ohio Democrats

12:00AM
February
25, 2008

Two new public opinion polls in Ohio are confirming what presidential campaign watchers have suspected — Hillary Clinton is still ahead of Barack Obama…..but Obama’s popularity is surging.

Political Science professor predicts outcome for Ohio’s presidential primary

12:00AM
February
25, 2008

In eight days Ohio voters finally get their turn to go to the polls and cast their ballots for the 2008 presidential primary. WOSU spoke with a political scientist to talk about what the results of the Ohio primary could look like.

Democratic candidates for county commissioner debate the issues

12:00AM
February
22, 2008

Slated alongside the anticipated presidential primary is a local contest for the democratic candidate for the county commission.. In anticipation of their March 4 primary, Cindy Lazarus and John O’Grady squared off in a Friday afternoon debate. They discussed the foreclosure crisis, public transportation, and the recent Huntington Park contract dispute.