WOSU News Archives For: November 17, 2009

Investigator: Employee Ran Business on State Time

12:00AM
November
17, 2009

The state watchdog has found that one state Department of Transportation employee ran his private business on state time while another made excessive personal phonecalls.

Ohio Parole Board Rejects Clemency for Kenneth Biros

12:00AM
November
17, 2009

The Ohio Parole Board has rejected mercy for a man who killed a woman and scattered her body parts and could be the first inmate executed using just one drug.

Central Ohio Transit Authority Votes To Raise Fares

12:00AM
November
17, 2009

Central Ohio Transit Authority riders can expect to pay more for a bus ride after the first of the year. COTA officials say the fare increases are overdue. WOSU reports some COTA riders wonder where they’ll get the extra cash for the more expensive tickets.

Accountants Recommend Ohio Budget Fix.

12:00AM
November
17, 2009

The budget mess that state government in Ohio is facing right now is going to get so much worse in two years, it will probably take spending cuts, government re-organization, and tax hikes to plug the money hole. That’s the bottom line of a study by a group representing Ohio’s 23-thousand Certified Public Accountants.

Columbus Couple Buys Near East Home With Help From U-S.

12:00AM
November
17, 2009

U-S Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio used a Columbus address on North 21st street to tout extension of a homebuyers credit program.