WOSU News Archives For: December 10, 2008

Portsmouth: A Pocket of Poverty?

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12:00AM
December
10, 2008

The census figures that say three Ohio communities have been hit particularly hard by the slumping economy might be skewed. Both Athens and Oxford have large off-campus populations of students who would report themselves as low-income. But that doesn’t explain Portsmouth’s ranking where poverty according to the report has nearly doubled in the last 9 years.

Ohio House Ok’s Bill to Protect Taxpayer Data

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December
10, 2008

The Ohio House has approved a bill to protect taxpayers’ personal data from inappropriate access by state officials.

Columbus Firefighter Under Investigation

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December
10, 2008

The Columbus Division of Fire and the Capital Area Humane Society are looking into the shooting deaths of a north side firefighter’s dogs. The firefighter said in an email to the fire chief he killed the dogs because they were suffering. A tip to the Humane Society said otherwise.

State Senate Votes On New Election Registration Rules

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12:00AM
December 10, 2008

The Ohio Senate has voted to pass a bill that would eliminate the so called golden week – the window of time in which Ohioans can both register to vote and cast a ballot on the same day.