WOSU News Archives For January 2009

Ice Storm Recovery Slow in Ohio’s Hocking Hills

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12:00AM
January 30, 2009

About 56,000 utility customers in Ohio remain without power in the wake of this week’s winter storm. Residents of the Hocking Hills are among the hardest hit by the outages.

Lawmakers, Educators Examine New Ohio School Plan.

12:00AM
January
30, 2009

Lawmakers, education experts and others are still studying Governor Ted Strickland’s school reform plan. But even though the governor wants to pour an additional $925,000,000 into schools in his new budget, some don’t like what they’re learning when it comes to funding.

Lancaster & Fairfield County Recover from Ice Storm

12:00AM
January
29, 2009

As many as 6,000 Fairfield County residents remain without electricity after this week’s snow and ice storm. The Red Cross has opened a shelter. And the sheriff’s department and emergency management officials are checking on people who ask for assistance.

Old Personal Property Taxes Still Collectable

12:00AM
January
29, 2009

There are millions of dollars Franklin County officials wish they could get their hands on, especially in these tough economic times. The money is from unpaid personal property taxes. WOSU reports, a change in tax policies and the recession may make it even more difficult to collect the delinquent funds.

Some Area Schools Forced To Cancel Class For Second Day.

12:00AM
January
29, 2009

Icy sidewalks and side streets have forced delays and closures of many school districts for a second day this week.

Lawmaker Reaction is Mixed to Governor’s State of State

12:00AM
January
28, 2009

Governor Ted Strickland says he won’t raise taxes but he warns that Ohio will have to make sacrifices.

Governor Wants to Reinvent Education in Ohio

12:00AM
January
28, 2009

Gov. Ted Strickland is proposing a dramatic reinvention of Ohio’s public schools, from classroom learning to teacher preparation to the way districts are funded.

Southern Ohio Battered by Ice and Snow

12:00AM
January
28, 2009

South-central and south-eastern Ohio have been hard hit by ice from this week’s snowstorm which has caused widespread power outages.

Short North Residents Brave Snow and Ice

12:00AM
January
28, 2009

While the snow and ice kept many people inside Wednesday some people were determined to get to work.

Ice Bends Trees And Power Lines, Forces School Closures

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12:00AM
January 28, 2009

More winter weather with additional snow and ice accumulations is in store for Ohio today. The storm has forced closure of Ohio State University Columbus, Marion and Mansfield campuses, North Central State College, and the Med Central College of Nursing are all closed.