WOSU News Archives For: January 9, 2009

Columbus Officials Hopeful for Light Rail Funding

12:00AM
January
9, 2009

Central Ohio’s on-again, off-again, light rail system may be on again. Ohio’s largest cities are turning to President-elect Barack Obama’s stimulus bill to revive some long-sought infrastructure projects. Columbus plans to ask for 200 million dollars to build a 13-mile light-rail train system.

Foster Gets 5 Years for Cop Shooting

12:00AM
January
9, 2009

Former Ohio State football player Derrick Foster was sentenced today to five years in prison for shooting two police officers. The shootings occurred during a police raid on a house in April. The charges include two counts of felonious assault with a firearm specification.