WOSU News Archives For October 2008

Poll Shows Leads for Obama, Kilroy, Pay Day Lenders, Casino Foes

12:00AM
October
28, 2008

New polls released this week give us a picture on how Ohioans plan to vote on several issues next week.

Franklin County Reports Spike In Early Voting

12:00AM
October
28, 2008

With Election Day just one week away Franklin County voters are taking advantage of casting their ballots early. Franklin County Board of Elections spokesperson, Ben Piscitelli, says 2,352 people voted at Veterans’ Memorial on Monday.

Cheating Prevails on College Campuses

12:00AM
October
27, 2008

A team of professors from the Ohio State University Newark is working to identify the psychology behind students who don’t cheat in their schoolwork.They found students who score higher on tests of empathy, courage, and honesty are the least likely to cheat. But studies show 50 to 80 percent of college students have cheated at some point, leaving honest students in the minority.

Campaign Rhetoric Prompts Use of Four-Letter Word

12:00AM
October
27, 2008

In the final days before an election, the campaigns intensify the rhetoric heats up. WOSU commentator Jerolyn Barbee says all that rhetoric has an unfortunate by-product.

Presidential Candidates Court Ohio Voters

12:00AM
October
27, 2008

With polls showing the race in Ohio is close and swinging to Democrat Barack Obama, Republican John McCain started the final full week of the 2008 campaign in the Buckeye State. McCain rallied in Lancaster southeast of Columbus before heading to Northeast Ohio today.

Woman watches foreclosed home sold at auction

12:00AM
October
27, 2008

Every Friday at the Franklin County Courthouse the sheriff’s department holds an auction to sell the county’s foreclosed properties, most of them are houses. WOSU attended an auction earlier this month

Issue of Abortion Critical to Many Voters

12:00AM
October
24, 2008

The economy is the top concern for most voters, but the issue of abortion is still critical for many.

12th Congressional District Candidates Tiberi, Robinson, Debate

12:00AM
October
24, 2008

The candidates for Ohio’s 12th Congressional District squared off for a debate at COSI Thursday night. Republican incumbent Pat Tiberi faced his Democratic challenger David Robinson in a one-hour exchange that included discussions about the economy, health care and social security.

Poll: Obama Builds Ohio Lead Over McCain

12:00AM
October
23, 2008

A poll shows Democrat Barack Obama building a larger lead in Ohio with strong support from women.

Issue 6 Debate Is Canceled Following Sponsor Dispute

12:00AM
October
23, 2008

A major debate over the Ohio casino ballot issue, just a few miles from where the proposed casino would be built, has been cancelled. The debate won’t happen as scheduled today because supporters of the casino plan have pulled out.