Ohio is celebrating its 212th birthday with special events at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus.
WOSU News Archives For June 2009
Sharon Cameron knows a lot about Columbus. She’s learned even more thanks to “The Book”. WOSU’s Kim Fox spoke with Cameron about “The Book”.
A coalition of powerful business groups has thrown its support behind Gov. Ted Strickland’s embattled plan to expand gambling to balance the state budget. Restaurant owners, grocers and beer and wine wholesalers joined the Harness Horsemen’s Association on Thursday to back Strickland’s plan to allow slot machines at Ohio’s seven horse racing tracks.
Nursing home operators in Ohio and those who run home health care agencies work to divert the budget ax.
There are several new developments on the gambling front in Ohio.
Advocates for foodbanks, unions, libraries and social service agencies in Ohio used demonstrations, media ads, and phone calls to protest proposed state budget cuts. The pressure on lawmakers is building as they work to fashion a new two year state budget.
A Columbus firefighter faces 90 days in jail after pleading guilty to animal cruelty charges. Now he faces a disciplinary hearing before the fire chief.
With the state facing a $3.2 billion deficit and Governor Strickland suggesting deep cuts, groups are mobilizing their supporters. The state library fund stands to lose more than 100 million dollars. But as WOSU’s Sadie Taylor reports, library supporters have quickly mobilized to fight the proposed cuts.
Governor Ted Strickland has changed his stand and is now asking Ohio legislators to approve a plan to authorize thousands of slot machines at race tracks. But, critics of the plan are vowing to fight it in court.
Vice President Joe Biden will travel to an Ohio solar panel plant to talk about the state of manufacturing and plans to create more green factory jobs. Biden’s trip today will take him to the headquarters of the Willard & Kelsey Solar Group in Perrysburg near Toledo.
Investigators in Ohio are offering a $10,000 reward for information in the three-year-old killings of a mother and her three children.