National surveys show consumers’ mood is brightening, and it’s not just holiday cheer. The more positive outlook has a lot to do with the steep drop in gasoline prices since last summer. 2015 holds the promise of more price relief not only at the gas pump but also at grocery stores.
WOSU News Archives For December 2010
Columbus’ first set of sextuplets will celebrate their first Christmas this year in a new home surrounded by family. Now six months old, the sextuplets are growing normally and their parents say some Central Ohio good Samaritans have come forward to provide assistance for the holidays and beyond.
An Ohio family grieving the loss of three children in a mobile home fire is faced with more tragedy. Another family member died in a car accident on their way to help plan the children’s funerals.
The US Senate has failed to approve a bill aimed at giving young immigrants a path to citizenship. WOSU Commentator Andrew Grant Thomas says it will hurt us in the long run.
A group of residents from Columbus’ Northland neighborhood will meet to plead with city officials. Leaders of the local civic association say heroin trafficking is dragging down the neighborhood.
The U.S. Census Bureau on Tuesday releases new population figures as they relate to Congress. What’s expected is, for the first time in 20 years, Ohio will lose seats in Congress because of a stagnant population. For an explanation of reapportionment and what it means for the Buckeye State, WOSU’s Steve Brown spoke with Paul Beck, a professor of political science at Ohio State.
Nearly six months ago more than 250 Ohioans living with HIV were dropped from the state AIDS drug assistance program. Advocates blame the reductions on an increase in clients combined with cuts in state funding. WOSU recently sat down with one those individuals to talk about what the past few months have been like for him.
Columbus’ red light cameras are going mobile. The police division now has two new SUVs that are equipped with Redflex cameras to record speeding violations in school zones.
AEP electric customers could see their rates go up next year by as much as 6 percent now that the company has withdrawn from a settlement agreement with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio.
For the first time in eight years, Ohio’s unemployment rate is not higher than the national average. WOSU’s Steve Brown reports new figures out Friday point to what state officials call a steadily-improving economy.
The Chicago-based internet company Groupon is only two years old but it’s rumored to be worth billions of dollars. It makes money by offering downloadable “deal-of-the-day” coupons to subscribers. Several Columbus entrepreneurs are trying to emulate Groupon’s success on the local level.