WOSU News Archives For: August 1, 2011

Columbus-Area Residents React To Debt Ceiling Increase Deal

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The U.S. Capitol building
5:27PM
August
1, 2011

While a deal to increase the debt ceiling has been reached, Congress has yet to vote on it. WOSU spoke with Columbus-area residents to find out what they think about the agreement and how long it has taken to reach it.

Ohio State Fair First: Wine, Beer

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This year the Ohio State Fair is selling alcohol for the first time in its 161 year history. Representatives of the state's beer and wine makers are selling their homegrown potables right next to vendors of Ohio corn, beef, pork, poultry and lamb.
5:18PM
August
1, 2011

This year the Ohio State Fair is selling alcohol for the first time in its 161 year history. Representatives of the state’s beer and wine makers are selling their homegrown potables right next to vendors of Ohio corn, beef, pork, poultry and lamb. WOSU’s Marilyn Smith reports.

Orrville, Ohio: More Than A “Jam” Economy.

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Smuckers Jelly from Orrville, Ohio
5:17PM
August
1, 2011

Orrville, Ohio is almost synonymous with its single biggest and longtime employer – Smucker’s. The company’s relative strength during the recession has helped sustain the community but there’s also a lot more going on in Orrville besides jam. Dan Bobkoff has the second of our Changing Gears stories this week on company towns in the Midwest.