WOSU News Archives For: July 3, 2008

Columbus Symphony players to put on two summer pops concerts

12:00AM
July
3, 2008

For months Columbus Symphony Orchestra musicians and management have battled about the symphony’s budget. Recently the summer pops concerts were canceled and it’s uncertain if there will be a symphony at all next season. Columbus Symphony Orchestra Committee chair Jim Akins said in an effort to keep the music alive and help raise funds for lost wages the musicians decided to put on a couple of their own pops shows. Click on the listen icon to hear the interview.

Ohio Treasurer Wants Changes In Credit Card Rules.

12:00AM
July
3, 2008

Thousands of people in deep financial trouble claim credit cards are their reason for ruin, blaming skyrocketing fees, changing interest rates and shortened payment periods. Now, Ohio’s treasurer says people need to come forward to try to change the rules that control credit cards.

Safety Activists Want To Ban Backyard Fireworks

12:00AM
July
3, 2008

This July 4th holiday, in backyards throughout the state, thousands of Ohioans will be lighting sparklers, snaps, snakes, and other devices that are legal to use here….and thousands will also be igniting firecrackers, bottle rockets, and other fireworks that are illegal to use here. If some safety activists get their way, it will be against the law to sell any of those items in Ohio.