WOSU News Archives For: January 5, 2010

West Side Residents React to Having Casino In Their Part of Columbus

12:00AM
January
5, 2010

Residents on the West side either love or hate the idea of a casino in their part of town. They are not shy about expressing their views.

Watchdog: Ohio Employee Was Mayor on State Time

12:00AM
January
5, 2010

The state watchdog has found that an Ohio Department of Transportation employee used state time to perform his duties as a suburban Dayton councilman and mayor.

Additional Ice Cutter Ordered to Lake Erie

12:00AM
January
5, 2010

The National Weather Service office at Cleveland has issued a small craft warning as ice continues to form on Lake Erie. The Coast Guard already has put ice cutting tugs to work to clear shipping lanes on the Great Lakes. The Cleveland station has a second tug on loan for the winter. Click the play button to hear the interview with Coast Guard Petty Officer 3rd Class George Degener.

Ohio Lawmakers Soon to Undertake Public Pensions

12:00AM
January
5, 2010

When Ohio lawmakers return to the Statehouse, one of the first issues they’ll tackle is what to do to make sure the state’s pension funds stay on track for future employees who depend on them. But some public employees say they are already penalized by the system and want to make sure they are not the casualty of changes by state leaders. Click on the play button to hear the report.

Fire Deaths High at Start of New Year

12:00AM
January
5, 2010

2010 is just a few days old, and already there is concern about the number of fire deaths in Ohio. Click the play button to hear the report.

Out-of-Town Businesses Try To Get a Piece of Casino Pie

12:00AM
January
5, 2010

Casinos won’t be up and running for two years in Ohio but that’s not stopping some out of town dealer training schools looking for business of their own.