WOSU News Archives For December 2008

Complaints About Central Ohio Weather Nothing New

12:00AM
December
22, 2008

The weather of the past week has had plenty of us complaining. WOSU Commentator and local historian Ed Lentz notes, the gripes are nothing new and are a year-round tradition.

Amid Recession, Ohio State Offers More Student Aid

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12:00AM
December 22, 2008

Ohio State University says it would offer additional financial aid and emergency loans to students and their families dealing with increased economic hardships.

Ohio State Offers Emergency Financial Help

12:00AM
December
22, 2008

The nation’s largest university is announcing new measures to help its students deal with the recession and stay in school. Ohio State University said Monday it would offer additional financial aid and emergency loans to students and their families dealing with increased economic hardships.

Top Politicians Prepare For 2010

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12:00AM
December 22, 2008

The presidential race is barely over, but Ohio politicians are already looking forward to the next big vote in 2010. And now that they’re out of the house, the two men who will lead the state’s major parties are preparing for that battle, even as they fight their own friendship. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports.

ODJFS Has New Director

12:00AM
December
19, 2008

Gov. Strickland Friday appointed the head of Franklin County Job and Family Services to head the state agency.

Governor Announces More Budget Cuts

12:00AM
December
19, 2008

Gov. Ted Strickland has ordered another $640 million sliced from state government operations.

Ohio Treasurer Lauds Credit Card Reform

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12:00AM
December 19, 2008

Ohio treasurer Richard Cordray said Thursday that he’s pleased with new federally enacted credit card regulations. The new rules, Cordray says, ban some of the deceptive credit practices used by card issuers and banks.

Ohio Auditor: State Lost $300 Million from Medicaid

12:00AM
December
18, 2008

A new audit shows Ohio has not completely followed Medicaid system recommendations that could have saved the state $300 million in the past two years.

Ohio Department of Job and Family Services Director Resigns

12:00AM
December
18, 2008

The embattled head of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, Helen Jones-Kelley, has resigned from her post. The resignation comes after she was found to have improperly used state computers to access personal information.

Mandatory Child Booster Seats Passed by Legislature

12:00AM
December
18, 2008

Ohio drivers who don’t put their children – ages 4 to 8 – into special booster seats before they’re buckled up could soon face traffic tickets.