WOSU News Archives For: October 6, 2008

Voting registration comes to a close; Early voting continues

Men fill out forms to vote early at the Veterans' Memorial on West Broad Street. Monday was the final day to register to vote in this year's election.
12:00AM
October 6, 2008

Monday was the last day to register to vote in Ohio. And many people during their lunch hour headed to the Veterans’ Memorial on West Broad Street to sign up…others were there just to cast their ballots early.

Election 1840 – Ohio Was Battleground Then Too

12:00AM
October
6, 2008

Battleground Ohio. Swing state. As goes Ohio, so goes the nation. You’re quite possibly sick of hearing those clich s. For good or for bad, Ohio is once again prime real estate in the presidential race. WOSU commentator and local historian Ed Lentz tells us, buckeye voters have long had crucial votes.

Central Ohioans React to Wall Street

12:00AM
October
6, 2008

The Dow dipped below ten thousand for the first time in four years, even as the Treasury Department works to implement the $700 billion Wall Street bailout bill passed on Friday.

STEM Schools Fund Sparks Budget Debate.

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12:00AM
October 6, 2008

Ohio’s Democratic governor and its Republican House Speaker agree on many things when it comes to education. They even agreed on a program to put money toward college scholarships for kids interested in science, technology, engineering and math. But they’re squabbling over the state’s commitment to the program based on how much money is in that fund. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports.

Mother Of Victim In Police Shooting Seeks ‘Criminal Justice.’

12:00AM
October
6, 2008

A veteran Columbus Police officer awaits possible in-house discipline after a Franklin County grand jury found insufficient evidence for criminal charges in a police-involved shooting. But, the mother of the victim vows to push for some kind of “criminal prosecution” of the officer.