WOSU News Archives For: June 3, 2009

FBI Crime Statistics Can Be Misleading

12:00AM
June
3, 2009

The latest FBI crime numbers show violent crime is down in Columbus, but the FBI says these numbers do not hold up in city to city comparisons.

State Senate Debates Drilling In State Parks

12:00AM
June
3, 2009

For years, proposals to allow oil and gas drilling in state parks in Ohio have gone nowhere in the legislature. But now, supporters of the idea have won a small victory. Republicans who dominate the state senate have put the drilling proposal into their version of the state budget that has just been okayed by the senate. That is re-igniting the debate as statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports.

Firefighters Union Could Lose 300 Jobs in 2010

12:00AM
June
3, 2009

The Columbus Firefighters Union said it stands to lose almost 300 jobs next year if the proposed city income tax increase does not pass.

Tens Of Millions In Federal Aid Coming To Ohio

12:00AM
June
3, 2009

This week alone, Ohio has lost thousands of jobs. To mitigate the crisis, federal aid is coming into the state by the tens of millions.

Casino Backers Insist That There Will Be Ballot Issue This November

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12:00AM
June 3, 2009

Backers of a proposed ballot issue that would authorize gambling casinos in Cleveland, Cincinnati, Toledo, and Columbus insist they are still working toward a ballot issue THIS November.

Third Attempt To Crackdown On Payday Lending

12:00AM
June
3, 2009

Some Ohio legislators are accusing payday lenders of skirting the spirit of a new state law, so they can continue to charge sky-high rates on short-term loans.