WOSU News Archives For: June 4, 2008

Statewide smoking ban violators get a say

The "No Smoking" sign outside Jack's Corner Pub on Summit Street. The owner says patrons have torn down the sign, put out cigarettes on it and burned it down.
12:00AM
June 4, 2008

It’s been a year since the statewide smoking ban took effect. Wednesday the Columbus Health Department began holding hearings for businesses that have been charged with violating the smoke-free workplace law.

Biofuel Production Raises Concerns Over Deforestation

12:00AM
June
4, 2008

As Ohio prepares to invest millions of dollars in development of bioproducts to increase jobs, environmentalists consider ways to identify and measure the downside of such a move.

Study: Columbus Downtown Can Support More Retail.

12:00AM
June
4, 2008

A Columbus retail analyst says as City Center empties the city’s downtown is now a wide open field for retailers. The new study estimates untapped buying potential of nearly $300,000,000.

New Poll Shows Ohioans Pessimism About Economy.

12:00AM
June
4, 2008

As headlines blare word of more and more job layoffs, a new poll finds Ohioans pessimistic about the state’s economy.