Officials in Columbus and Dayton Dayton are aiming to capitalize on backlash against a religious-objections law in neighboring Indiana that critics say could permit discrimination against gays and lesbians.
WOSU News Archives For: October 28, 2009
The race for Columbus city council next Tuesday features three democratic incumbents seeking their first full terms, three republican challengers and a write-in independent candidate. The top three finishers will win new four year terms. The race occurs against the backdrop of voter passage of a city income tax increase in early August.
In recent weeks, arguments over Issue 2 have heated up. Issue 2 would change the Ohio constitution to form a board to set living standards for livestock. Today supporters and opponents of the issue met for a debate in downtown Columbus.
Worried parents of young children flocked to a Swine Flu Vaccine Clinic at the Historical Society today. But as soon as the doors opened at 2pm, the site was at capacity and officials starting turning others away.
Catholic churches in Columbus are reviewing some of their worship rituals in an effort to stop the spread of swine flu. The bishop’s office has written to parishes urging them to take precautions. But it stopped short of making parishes suspend practices like shaking hands or drinking from a shared communion cup.
Some Ohio farmers say they will be regulated out of business if Ohioans pass state issue two, the proposed constitutional amendment that would set up a board to oversee livestock care in Ohio.