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WOSU News Archives For: September 16, 2008
The economy, rising energy prices and health care dominated a debate last night among candidates in one of the hottest and closest Congressional races in the country. The two men and woman looking to replace Congresswoman Deborah Pryce agreed some and disagreed some in the hour-long televised forum.
The number of Ohio households and businesses without electricity is beginning to shrink….but some of those without power may have to wait several more days to see it turned back on. Ohio Public Radio’s Bill Cohen has an update on the aftermath of the weekend wind storm.
For Central Ohioans still without power, it’s been about 48 hours since they last had electricity. That means perishable foods like meats, milk and cheese are no longer fit to eat. To help people in need of a good meal and a hot shower, the American Red Cross of Greater Columbus has a shelter at the Ohio State Fairgrounds.
It is not just local families who have a lot of clean up and recovery ahead of them after Sunday’s wind storm. Local businesses are hurting after power outages forced them to close their doors.
A landfill in central Ohio is among the first in the world to be converting a gas released in the decomposition of trash into fuel for vehicles. The Franklin County landfill has been capturing carbon dioxide and methane to keep them from being released into the atmosphere.
Ohio power companies say some of their 2,000,000 customers left without power in Sunday’s wind storm may not have service restored until the weekend. Utilities have summoned hundreds of reinforcement crews. Columbus Mayor Michael has declared a state of emergency.