WOSU News Archives For December 2008

Debate Begins Over Whether to Raise Taxes in Ohio

12:00AM
December
31, 2008

Ohio’s top political leaders keep insisting they won’t raise taxes to help plug an estimated 7 billion dollar state government budget shortfall ….but that’s alarming some social welfare activists.

Ohio Leaders Brace For 2009 Economy.

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12:00AM
December 31, 2008

Ohio’s economy struggled through-out 2008. Factories closed, more workers lost jobs, state tax revenues declined. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen today concludes his series on politics and government today with a look at the state’s economy.

Economic Downturn is More of the Same for Two Women Living in Poverty

12:00AM
December
30, 2008

The deepening recession brings additional challenges to many Ohio residents, but for many others, the combination of higher costs and lower incomes is more of the same.

Thousands Expected Downtown for First Night Columbus

12:00AM
December
30, 2008

Thousands are expected to flock to downtown Columbus tomorrow night, where First Night Columbus will be hosting its 14th annual New Year’s Eve celebration.

Possible Rape Suspect in Custody

12:00AM
December
29, 2008

Police in Columbus say they have a man in custody who is a potential suspect in a series of rapes dating back to June. Seven women reported being assaulted since then.

New Study Warns of Surgeon Shortage

12:00AM
December
29, 2008

If you’ve waited a long time in an emergency room lately – it’s probably not because there are more patients- but because there are fewer physicians. And it’s not just primary care doctors that are in short supply. New research predicts that as early as 2010 there won’t be enough general surgeons to keep up with current demand.

Licking County Man Laid Off from Three Jobs in Four Years

12:00AM
December
29, 2008

Job losses are expanding throughout blue collar and white collar sectors, and the faces of those without work are the faces of friends, family, neighbors, co-workers.

Jobless Rate Reaches Double Digits In Northwest Ohio.

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12:00AM
December 29, 2008

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services reveals Van Wert County suffers the highest unemployment rate in the state.

Ohio Economy Draws Lawmakers Attention In 2008.

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12:00AM
December 26, 2008

Ohio’s jobless picture framed much of the debate at Broad and High during 2008. Lawmakers regulated payday loans and passed legislation to create new jobs.

Fiesta Bowl Tickets Plentiful, Putting Some Students in a Bind

12:00AM
December
22, 2008

Tickets for next month’s Ohio State / Texas bowl game have been selling slower than in years past. Tickets went on sale in early December but there are still many available. The lower demand has put students in an unusual position.