WOSU News Archives For: May 1, 2008

CSX to Bring New Cars to Ohio

12:00AM
May
1, 2008

CSX Corporation says it will spend $300 million on upgrades that would allow trains with double-stacked cars to run from the East Coast to the Midwest.

State Could End Smoker Help Line

12:00AM
May
1, 2008

The state senate debated the future of the Ohio Tobacco Prevention Foundation Thursday afternoon. Earlier this week, the House voted to defund the Foundation and assign the state’s anti-smoking efforts to the health department. Governor Strickland and some lawmakers want to use money from the landmark tobacco settlement to fund a jobs bill. The move could bring to an end the foundation’s 1-800-QUIT-NOW help line.

Governor Signs Energy Bill

12:00AM
May
1, 2008

Governor Ted Strickland has signed into law a new energy policy for Ohio.

Arrests made in shooting of two Columbus police officers

12:00AM
May
1, 2008

Columbus Police say two of their own are in intensive care after they were shot serving a search warrant Thursday night. Two men have been charged with the shooting.

Ohio House Wants Children Ages 4 to 8 in Booster Seats

12:00AM
May
1, 2008

If state representatives get their way, Ohio drivers could soon be fined if they fail to place children, ages 4 to 8, into booster seats, before they’re strapped into safety belts.

Poll: Clinton Running Stronger than Obama in Ohio

12:00AM
May
1, 2008

A new public opinion poll on the presidential race in Ohio shows, at the moment, Democrat Hillary Clinton running much stronger than fellow Democrat Barrack Obama

Payday Lending Reined In By Ohio House

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12:00AM
May 1, 2008

Consumers advocates are cheering, and owners of payday loan stores are jeering now that the Ohio House of Representatives has passed a bill, slapping tough new limits on controversial short-term loans.

Two Columbus Police Officers Suffer Gunshot Wounds.

12:00AM
May
1, 2008

Two Columbus police officers are reported in stable condition this morning and undergoing surgery at Grant Medical Center. The officers suffered gunshot wounds while trying to serve warrants at a East Rich Street address.