WOSU News Archives For August 2011

Franklin Co. Property Owners Take Chance To Contest Re-Appraisals

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A Franklin County property owner meets with an appraiser to discuss his recent home valuation.
5:17PM
August
31, 2011

In yet another sign of the housing market’s decline, hundreds of property owners yesterday showed up at Franklin County offices to complain their home values are too high. It was the first of many public sessions the county auditor will hold to hear complaints of over-valuation.

Ohio Studies Centralizing Local Tax Collections

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Governor John Kasich
1:06PM
August
31, 2011

Ohio cities and towns are resisting an idea being studied by the Kasich administration, to have the state collect local taxes.

What Can Be Done to Stop Gun Violence?

9:05AM
August
31, 2011

Mayor Coleman has called on the city of Columbus to work together to stop a recent spike in gun violence. This month four suspects have been killed when police officers returned fire. What can be done to reduce gun violence?

Columbus Mayor Vows Effort To Reduce Violence

9:05AM
August
31, 2011

“This is not a game. This not a video game. You pull out a gun you will be shot.” Mayor Michael Coleman commenting during news conference on police involved shootings.

Ohio State Plans for Widespread Compliance Program

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Ohio Stadium
3:38PM
August
30, 2011

The review will look at compliance across the university, including academics, medical operations, research and athletics.

OSU To Consider Privatizing Parking

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One of OSU's many parking facilities.
2:19PM
August
30, 2011

The head of Ohio State says the university is looking at privatizing its Traffic and Parking Services on it main Columbus campus.

Lawmakers, Liberal Group Re-File JobsOhio Suit

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Governor John Kasich meets with members of the JobsOhio
10:12AM
August
30, 2011

Two Democratic state lawmakers and a liberal policy group are re-filing a lawsuit against the private job-creation board JobsOhio. The suit challenges the law championed by Republican Gov. John Kasich creating an appointed, nine-member board to handle economic development deals.

Can You Have an Honest Debate?

9:32AM
August
30, 2011

Have we become so entrenched, so fearful of offending someone, that we cannot debate important issues honestly?

Children’s Services Workers Prepare To Vote On New Contract.

10:36AM
August
29, 2011

Resolution of a long-running labor dispute in Franklin County could come later this week when unionized workers at Franklin County Children’s Services vote on a tentative contract.

Can Missing Paperwork Prevent Foreclosure of Delinquent Homeowner?

9:05AM
August
29, 2011

Should a paperwork snafu prevent a mortgage company from foreclosing on a delinquent homeowner?