WOSU News Archives For: February 23, 2009

Investigators Look for Link in Columbus South Side Fires

12:00AM
February
23, 2009

The Columbus Division of Fire is investigating whether there’s a connection between a rash of fires on the city’s south side. The most recent occurred over the weekend at an old foundry.

Groups React Differently to New Fee Hikes

12:00AM
February
23, 2009

Governor Ted Strickland’s proposed two-year state budget for Ohio includes more than one billion dollars in new fees. Some groups that would have to pay more are complaining, but not all of them. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports.

Some Groups Say Stimulus Package Falls Short

12:00AM
February
23, 2009

The federal stimulus package has been a lifeline for the states, including Ohio, which will get 8.2 billion dollars to shore up its budget and put into education and infrastructure. But some groups that say they’re desperately needed in this economy say the funding they are getting isn’t enough. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports.

Legislature Sets Hearings On Prison Reforms.

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12:00AM
February 23, 2009

Ohio lawmakers have scheduled hearings this week on prisons proposals. Lawmakers will also consider a plan to fund bonuses for veterans of wars in the Persian Gulf, Iraq, and Afghanistan.