Federal data says toxic emissions are declining in central Ohio.
WOSU News Archives For: March 10, 2009
The city of Columbus is scheduled to receive $16 million in federal stimulus money for mass transit projects. The money could be spent on a variety of things including the construction of a light rail passenger terminal. But that would still leave Columbus without a passenger depot for Governor Strickland’s planned rail corridor connecting Columbus with Cleveland and Cincinnati. Where would that train station be built? One spot could be transformed into a station fairly quickly.
The Ohio Senate has passed a bill to prevent sex offenders from living within 1,000 feet of schools or day care facilities even if they committed their crimes before passage of a state law prohibiting such residency.
Governor Ted Strickland keeps saying he is not pushing for tax increases, but don’t tell that to Ohio trucking companies. Their owners are facing a huge increase in the fees they pay on overweight and oversized trucks — and they consider the fee hike a tax hike. Whatever the extra charges are called, backers of the increase say there’s good reason for them. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen has both sides of the story.
A newly seated jury is set to visit the family home where prosecutors say an Ohio teen shot his identical twin brother to death during a robbery.