With harsh cold and snow forecast for much of the state in the next few days, officials in Ohio’s Department of Aging are urging precautions for older people who could be at increased risk of weather-related problems.
WOSU News Archives For June 2011
J. Kenneth Blackwell — the former GOP treasurer, secretary of state and 2006 gubernatorial candidates — just announced on Twitter he won’t run for the seat now held by Democrat Sherrod Brown.
In an effort to offset a loss in federal funding, an Ohio State trustees committee approved a recommendation to increase tuition.
Congressional Democrats are leading the criticism of President Barack Obama’s troop withdrawal plan from Afghanistan, arguing that his timeline for bringing 33,000 U.S. troops home by next summer is not fast enough. At the same time, Republicans are faulting Mr. Obama’s plan as too rash. But Ohio’s junior senator, a Republican, says there are aspects of the plan he likes.
An OSU trustee Thursday said he does not believe there are additional football department violations. But the recent NCAA investigation into OSU’s athletic department has prompted university trustees to review campus-wide compliance protocols.
Columbus city council president Andrew Ginther is throwing his weight behind a proposal to redevelop Cooper Stadium into a racetrack.
There’s still no word on how the President’s ramping down of troops in Afghanistan could affect National Guard units from Ohio.
For the next few days, thousands of people will go downtown to play games: board games, card games, role-playing games. It’s a convention called The Origins Game Fair which runs now through Sunday at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.
A Franklin County Grand Jury has indicted 40 people in what has been called the largest crystal meth seizure in Central Ohio.
Public employers and unions this year are reaching contract settlements more easily. The agreements at the bargaining table come as a new collective bargaining law is scheduled to take effect on July 1.
The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles says it’s found no evidence that Ohio State football players got special deals on cars.