WOSU News Archives For: February 10, 2009

Post Holiday Call to Action – Remember The Homeless

12:00AM
February
10, 2009

The bad economy is affecting all of us, but some of us more than others. The most vulnerable of our neighbors face the most difficult of choices. WOSU commentator Elizabeth Martinez says winter makes the situation even worse.

Ohio Lawmakers Debate Impact of Federal Stimulus Money on Budget

12:00AM
February
10, 2009

Governor Ted Strickland’s budget chief is warning of dire consequences if Congress passes a stimulus package with reduced aid to struggling states.

Columbus Judge Denies Ohio $230 in Tobacco Funds

12:00AM
February
10, 2009

A judge in Ohio is extending a freeze on $230 million the state took from an anti-tobacco fund to spur the economy.

COTA to Try Out Ultra-Long Buses

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12:00AM
February 10, 2009

The proverbial no vacancy signs hanging on local buses may soon be a thing of the past. Columbus City Council gave the go ahead to the Central Ohio Transit Authority to try out ultra -long buses on at least one of the most congested city bus lines.

Governor Strickland Proposes Official Ban On School Paddling.

12:00AM
February
10, 2009

Governor Ted Strickland’s proposals to change education in Ohio and the way schools are funded have prompted dozens of news reports and plenty of debate. Most of it has focused on plans to change the way schools are paid for, the way teachers are trained, and the way students are tested. Buried in the governor’s plan is something that hasn’t gotten much attention, Strickland’s proposal to ban corporal punishment.