WOSU News Archives For: March 5, 2009

Historical Society Facing Budget Problems

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March
5, 2009

Big changes are on the way for the Ohio Historical Society. Budget deficits have left the Society unable to guarantee a continuation of operations past June. Executive director and CEO, Bill Laidlaw is asking state lawmakers for more money as the society restructures. But WOSU’s Lauren Schmoll reports nearly 20 historical sites may have to close.

Economy Not Hurting Arnold Festival

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March
5, 2009

Despite months of disheartening news about the economy, there’s a bright spot in Columbus this weekend. The 21st annual Arnold Sports Festival opens Friday at the Convention Center, and organizers say the event is doing better than ever.

Ohio Supreme Court: Wildlife Officers Can Enter Private Property Without ‘Good Cause’

12:00AM
March
5, 2009

Ohio wildlife officers have the legal authority to go onto private property, even when they don’t have “good cause” to believe that the law is being violated. That’s the ruling today from the Ohio Supreme Court. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports.