This February marks the 100th anniversary of an Ohio State tradition. Since 1915, the chimes have been part of University life, housed in one of the oldest and most unique buildings on campus. WOSU’s Tom Rieland has this profile on the Chimes of Orton Hall…
Ex-Ohio Congressman Freed from Prison
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Former Ohio Congressman James Traficant is out of prison after serving seven years for bribery and racketeering. The colorful nine-term Democrat from Youngstown left a federal prison hospital in Rochester, Minnesota, this morning. Wearing a gray T-shirt, white shorts and white knee-high socks, Traficant didn’t respond to reporters’ questions before riding off in a cab. The 68-year-old now faces three years’ probation. Some people in Youngstown have planned a welcoming party with a suggested dress code of skinny ties, denim suits and bell-bottom pants — all part of Traficant’s quirky style. A former staffer who has talked with Traficant’s wife says the ex-lawmaker planned to take a short vacation after his release.