WOSU News Archives For: March 27, 2009

National Century’s Poulsen Sentenced To 30 Years In Prison

12:00AM
March
27, 2009

A federal judge in Columbus has sentenced the founder of Dublin-based National Century Financial Enterprises to 30 years in prison for corporate fraud. Lance Poulsen was convicted in October on 12 counts of securities fraud, wire fraud and money laundering. Two other former NCFE executives were also sentenced.

Gahanna Woman Pleads Guilty to Voter Fraud

12:00AM
March
27, 2009

A Franklin County resident pleaded guilty to voter registration fraud Friday. She faces probation and fines.

Wal-Mart to Lay Off 650 Workers at Lockbourne Optical Plant

12:00AM
March
27, 2009

Wal-Mart announced it will cut more than 600 jobs from an optical plant in Lockbourne.

Ohio Highway Projects Get Funding Boost.

12:00AM
March
27, 2009

Governor Ted Strickland announced dozens of highway projects that will get a boost from federal stimulus funds. The new projects are spread across the state and will bring thousands of jobs.

Census Bureau Begins Address Checks In Central Ohio.

12:00AM
March
27, 2009

The federal census bureau next week begins training 1,000 neighborhood canvassers. The newly-hired workers will use hand-held computer devices to document an estimated 1,200,000 addresses in Franklin County. The canvassing precedes the 2010 census and for local communities millions of dollars are at stake.