WOSU News Archives For: August 24, 2009

Casino Bill Might End Gambling For Charity?

12:00AM
August
24, 2009

In just ten weeks, Ohioans will go to the polls to decide the fate of a ballot issue that would authorize gambling casinos in Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati, and Toledo. One of the latest arguments from critics is that the proposal could wipe out Las Vegas nights, sponsored by churches and other charitable groups.

Gutierrez Seeks Plea Deal

12:00AM
August
24, 2009

A top administrator under former Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann is going to spend some time behind bars. Anthony Guiterrez has pleaded guilty to six counts of wrongdoing. As Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports, the deal means he will be cut some slack if he cooperates with local and state authorities in the coming months.

As Transportation Department Declares ‘Clunkers’ A Success, Some Dealers Disagree

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12:00AM
August
24, 2009

Cash for Clunkers ends today. The popular government program lets people trade-in their gas guzzlers for up to a $4,500 voucher towards a new, fuel-efficient car. US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is declaring Clunkers a success, saying the program resulted in 800,000 new car sales. But some dealers think the overall impact on their bottom-line will be a wash.

Pace of Mortgage Loan Modifications Under Obama Plan Painstakingly Slow

Ohio Housing Finance Agency's Cindy Flaherty
12:00AM
August
24, 2009

The number of U.S. households on the verge of losing their homes rose 7 percent from June to July in part because the foreclosure crisis continues to outpace government efforts to limit the damage. There seems to be an abundance of help at every turn, but are banks modifying loans as fast as they possibly can?