WOSU News Archives For: June 16, 2008

Logan Washboard Festival Helps Keep Unique Music Alive

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June
16, 2008

In 1999 the Columbus Washboard Company moved from Columbus to Logan. Soon after the move to southeast Ohio, Logan began hosting the annual washboard festival.

Ohio’s Unemployment Compensation Fund Running out of Money

12:00AM
June
16, 2008

If Ohio lawmakers fail to take action, the fund that provides benefits to jobless residents will run out of money.

Columbus Police: Two Brothers Responsible for 31 Air Conditioner Thefts

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June
16, 2008

Columbus police say evidence linking two brothers to several thefts of air conditioning units in the northeast part of the city will be presented to a grand jury.

Settlement Reached in Shooting Death of Mentally Ill Somali Man

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June
16, 2008

The family of a mentally ill Somali man fatally shot by Franklin County Sheriff’s deputies has reached a settlement with the County.

New payday lending law includes online short-term lenders

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June
16, 2008

Ohioans seeking a short-term or payday loan may be hard pressed to get one come September when House Bill 545 takes effect.

Solution to High Gas Prices: Energy Independence

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June
16, 2008

We may get some relief from high gas prices soon. Saudi Arabia has announced it plans to boost oil production next month. WOSU Commentator Michael Ivey says, it’s about time and he also says it’s time we weaned ourselves from our dependence on foreign oil.