Foreclosures during the Great Recession added to thousands of blighted properties in Columbus. But, a state program helped fund demolition of many of those houses and apartment units.
WOSU News Archives For: May 27, 2009
Hard work and tough circumstances can turn friends into enemies – or they can create common ground between very different people. Ohio Public Radio’s Karen Kasler talked to two political operatives who are polar opposites – but who agree on one point.
Gay rights advocates are once again pushing Ohio legislators to expand the state’s civil rights law. The activists say that sexual orientation should be added to the list of other factors that are already banned as the basis for discrimination — for example, race, religion, national origin, gender, and age. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports that — even though more and more lawmakers appear ready to co-sponsor the measure, it still faces an uphill battle.
The Ohio Highway Patrol is going green by adding 5-watt solar panels to their fleet of 1150 patrol cruisers.
The Columbus Division of Police predicts it will have to cut nearly 300 officers if voters reject a proposed increase in the city income tax. Columbus voters will decide the issue in August but as WOSU’s Sadie Taylor reports, police commanders are planning for a worst-case scenario.
The Columbus Division of Police predicts it will have to cut nearly 300 officers if voters reject a proposed increase in the city income tax. Columbus voters will decide the issue in August. But, police commanders are planning a worst-case scenario.
In less than a week, a former Congressman will launch his campaign for the Republican nomination for governor on next year’s ballot. But the Republican who’s already in the race says he’s not backing out.