WOSU News Archives For September 2009

Columbus Libraries Lend Help To Job Seekers

12:00AM
September
25, 2009

Ohio’s unemployment rate remains in double digits. So, thousands are turning to libraries in Central Ohio to learn how better to look for a new job.

Dispute Escalates Over Ohio Anti-casino Ad

12:00AM
September
24, 2009

A group fighting November’s casino ballot issue is asking a central Ohio prosecutor to determine whether a rival campaign illegally accessed their latest TV spot before it aired.

August Home Sales Show Slight Improvement in Columbus Area

12:00AM
September
24, 2009

August home sales figures for central Ohio show the average price for houses rose by about one percent compared to July.

Cap And Trade Bill Criticized At Columbus Event

12:00AM
September
23, 2009

A critic of so-called federal cap and trade climate legislation says it would cost Ohio 108,000 jobs. The head of a U.S. Chamber of Commerce energy think tank also told a Columbus audience electricity prices would rise 60 percent if the bill becomes law.

Bexley Bans Texting While Driving

12:00AM
September
23, 2009

Bexley is the first city in Central Ohio to ban texting while driving. Council voted 6 to nothing to put the new law on the books. It takes effect on October 23rd.

Transportation Sec. LaHood Optimistic About Ohio Passenger Train Service

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood in Columbus
12:00AM
September 22, 2009

President Obama’s transportation secretary was in Columbus Tuesday where he toured a bus facility recently renovated with the help of federal stimulus dollars. But during a press conference afterward, the talk quickly turned to what backers say is a need for passenger rail service.

Report Finds Concern in Columbus and other Big Cities about Budget Deficits Next Year

12:00AM
September
22, 2009

A survey of Columbus and a dozen other big cities shows concern among officials that next year’s budget challenges might be greater than this year’s.

Central Ohio City Could Join Others Around State to Ban Texting While Driving

12:00AM
September
22, 2009

Bexley City Council Members are expected to vote, Tuesday night, on a law to prohibit texting while driving. If the legislation passes it will be the first of its kind in Central Ohio.

Supreme Court’s Slots Ruling Clouds Grove City Downtown Redevelopment

12:00AM
September
21, 2009

Monday’s state supreme court ruling has clouded a proposed Grove City downtown redevelopment project a little further.

All Healthcare is Personal

12:00AM
September
21, 2009

We’ve been hearing a lot about healthcare recently. Amid all the talk of pre-existing conditions and public options, healthcare takes place far from the halls of Congress. Just ask Commentator Michael Ivey.