WOSU News Archives For: March 10, 2009

Columbus Looks For Passenger Depot Site

12:00AM
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.

Ohio Lawmakers Try to Close Loophole in Sex Offender Law

12:00AM
March
10, 2009

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.

3,000% Hike In Some Truck Fees Fuels Debate

12:00AM
March
10, 2009

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.

Trial Begins for Ohio Teen Charged in Twin’s Death

12:00AM
March
10, 2009

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.