WOSU News Archives For July 2011

U.S. Rep. Steve Stivers To Vote ‘Yes’ On House Speaker’s Debt Plan

US Congress
Ohio members of Congress are deciding how to vote on Speaker John Boehner's plan to raise the nation's debt ceiling.
5:11PM
July
28, 2011

Ohio members of Congress are deciding how to vote on Speaker John Boehner’s plan to raise the nation’s debt ceiling. A Central Ohio freshman Congressman plans to vote “yes” on the measure.

Mitt Romney Makes First Campaign Visit To Ohio

Mitt Romney
Several polls show Mitt Romney is currently the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination.
5:10PM
July
28, 2011

Several polls show Mitt Romney is currently the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination. He made his first campaign stop in Ohio on Wednesday. The setting: a factory in Pataskala, east of Columbus. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen files this report.

If Post Office Closes Tiny Town Would Be Down To One Storefront

Magnetic Springs Post Office
The U.S. Postal Service is looking to close as many as 3,700 branches around the country to make up for revenue lost mainly to the free Internet. The post office in the once-thriving village of Magnetic Springs in Union County, famously known for its healing waters, is on the possible closure list.
5:06PM
July 28, 2011

The U.S. Postal Service is looking to close as many as 3,7000 branches around the country to make up for revenue lost mainly to the free Internet. The post office in the once-thriving village of Magnetic Springs in Union County, famously known for its healing waters, is on the possible closure list.

AARP To Senators: Keep Social Security, Medicare Out Of Debt Talks

The White House
As Washington leaders fight to come up with a plan to raise the nation's debt ceiling, AARP Ohio is calling on legislators to leave Social Security out of the negotiations.
5:04PM
July
25, 2011

As Washington leaders fight to come up with a plan to raise the nation’s debt ceiling, AARP Ohio is calling on legislators to leave Social Security out of the negotiations.

OSU To Develop New ‘Compliance’ and ‘Crisis Management’ Protocol

OSU Football
The NCAA's on-going investigation into Ohio State's football program has caused some university board members to review what's being called the school's "integrity program."
5:00PM
July
22, 2011

The NCAA’s on-going investigation into Ohio State’s football program has caused some university board members to review what’s being called the school’s “integrity program.” A trustees committee plans to develop university-wide compliance rules and create a new crisis management protocol.

Penn National Announces Annexation Into Columbus

Dispatch
After a last minute snag in negotiations, Penn National has agreed to annex its West Side casino site into Columbus. The deal with the city and Columbus Dispatch should clear the way for the casino.
12:54PM
July
21, 2011

After a last minute snag in negotiations, Penn National has agreed to annex its West Side casino site into Columbus. The deal with the city and Columbus Dispatch should clear the way for the casino.

Community Centers Provide Respite From Heat

Hot Day
In the midst of a heatwave, city workers opened fire hydrants at several locations around Columbus, including this one at Linden Park, on July 20, 2011.
12:40PM
July
21, 2011

People in Columbus are trying to stay cool under an oppressive heat wave that seems to have stalled over much of the nation’s mid section. People are beating the heat in various ways.

Casino Misses Agreement Deadline

Casino
The future of a West Side casino is once again up in the air after the developer and the city failed to meet this week's deadline to work out the details of an agreement reached in May.
12:38PM
July
20, 2011

The future of a west side casino is once again up in the air after the developer and the city failed to meet this week’s deadline to work out the details of an agreement reached in May. WOSU reports two important contingencies were not met opening the possibility for a trial.

Medicaid Workers Investigated For Inappropriate Advice

12:36PM
July
19, 2011

State officials are investigating a video that shows Medicaid workers inappropriately advising clients to falsify application benefits. The allegations came to light after a well-known conservative activist produced undercover video of several Ohio workers. WOSU reports officials are working to prevent future incidents.

Honda Plants Nearing Full Return

Honda Marysville
Rich Ysfeldyke installs an instrument panel into a Honda Accord shortly after the 10 millionth product was manufactured this morning at Honda's auto plant in Marysville, Ohio. Central Ohio Honda plants are nearing a return to full production
4:08PM
July
18, 2011

Central Ohio Honda plants are nearing a return to full production, as the auto giant continues to deal with a parts shortage in the wake of the March tsunami in Japan.