WOSU News Archives For October 2008

McCain, Obama Campaigns Work Down to the Wire

12:00AM
October
31, 2008

Supporters of the Obama-Biden presidential ticket scheduled a “Yes We Carve” event at Ohio State University today. The carvers are creating Obama inspired jack-o-lanterns – another in a series of Get-Out-The-Vote efforts to inspire the less motivated to go to the polls. Both the Republican and Democratic campaigns are ratcheting up their efforts to reach as many voters as they can by November 4th.

New police substation named after former Columbus Mayor Moody opens day after his passing

Columbus and Ohio State officials take part in a ribbon cutting at the opening of the Moody Hall Policing Center at East 11th Avenue. The new substation will serve the University District and Weinland Park areas.
12:00AM
October 31, 2008

Police and city officials Friday honor Mayor Tom Moody. They dedicated the new police substation named in his honor.

Ohio State House up for grabs; Campaign ads get nasty

12:00AM
October
30, 2008

For the first time since 1994 Democrats have a chance to take control of the State House of Representatives. Right now Republicans hold a slim majority and Democrats need only four seats to re-gain the House. With control of the House comes many perks like choosing the speaker, outlining the budgets and laying down the agenda. With all that’s at stake district races have become very competitive and some have become down right nasty. WOSU takes a look at two of those: Districts 20 and 22.

New VA Clinic will keep veterans close to home

12:00AM
October
30, 2008

Columbus and surrounding area veterans have a new and much bigger clinic to get care. And the new center will save patients time and money because they will not have to travel to get certain types of care.

Battle Over Casino Gambling in Ohio is Increasingly Bitter

12:00AM
October
29, 2008

With less than a week before election day, the contest over that gambling casino ballot issue is growing more and more bitter.

Cuts to Force Temporary Closure of Historic Sites

12:00AM
October
29, 2008

The Ohio Historical Society plans to close 14 historic sites and museums for one week next spring because of budget cuts and a revenue shortfall.

Columbus Somalis Gain U.S. Citizenship, Head For The Polls

12:00AM
October
29, 2008

Columbus’ Somali population has evolved from a refugee community in the middle to late 1990s to an estimated population of 40,000 or more with thriving businesses, social organizations, and neighborhood mosques. And during this presidential election year, its estimated Somalis who have now gained U.S. citizenship will cast 10,000 or more votes.

OSU Economist: The Potential for Owner-occupied Home Foreclosures is Being Exaggerated

12:00AM
October
28, 2008

An Ohio State University economist says the potential for owner-occupied home foreclosures is being exaggerated.

Controversy Erupts Over Funding of Opponents of Issue 5

12:00AM
October
28, 2008

A group that pushes for smaller government and lower taxes is accusing advocates for the homeless of spending taxpayer dollars to convince Ohioans to vote yes on a ballot issue cracking down on payday lenders.

Federal Ruling Allows Park Bench Address for Homeless Voters

12:00AM
October
28, 2008

A federal court ruling in Ohio says counties must allow homeless voters to list as their addresses park benches and other locations that are not buildings.