WOSU News Archives For: March 17, 2010

ODOT Defends Passenger Rail Plan

12:00AM
March
17, 2010

Ohio’s transportation director Wednesday defended the cost of bringing passenger rail to the state. Jolene Molitoris said the project can be completed with the $400 million in federal stimulus funds already awarded the state. She met with Republican Senate President Bill Harris who is skeptical about the passenger rail plan.

Governor Signs Bill on Teen Dating Violence

12:00AM
March
17, 2010

Governor Ted Strickland has signed into law a bill that legislators passed to try to protect teenagers.

“Smart Meters” Tested On Central Ohio Homeonwers

12:00AM
March
17, 2010

In an effort to reduce energy costs and curb consumer usage, scientists are developing something called “smart grid” and “smart meter” technologies. Some Central Ohio homeowners already have smart meters. WOSU reports the goal is a smart meter for every home within five years.

Ohio Democrats Have Key Role in Passage of Health Care Measure

12:00AM
March
17, 2010

Cleveland Congressman Dennis Kucinich today became the first House Democrat to move from a “NO” to a “YES vote on the health care bill.

Despite Education Hispanics Still Reluctant About Census

12:00AM
March
17, 2010

It’s time again to take another count of the people living in the U.S. The first round of Census forms already have been mailed out. WOSU reports it’s actually illegal not to fill them out and return them.