WOSU News Archives For: August 18, 2011

Private JobsOhio Move Will Cost 211 State Jobs

Ohio Statehouse
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6:08PM
August
18, 2011

More than 200 state jobs will be eliminated as Ohio shifts its economic development functions to a new semi-private jobs board.

Ohio Students Raise Money For Famine Victims

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A group of Ohio college students from Somalia has raised more than $17,000 from door-to-door donations to help Somali victims of the East African famine.
5:55PM
August 18, 2011

A group of Ohio college students from Somalia has raised more than $17,000 from door-to-door donations to help Somali victims of the East African famine.

Anti-Senate Bill 5 Group Wants Repeal Before Talks

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We Are Ohio is working to repeal Senate Bill 5 which limits public worker collective bargaining rights.
5:53PM
August
18, 2011

A spokesperson for Governor John Kasich says talks are still planned for tomorrow with members of We Are Ohio despite the group’s request for the law’s repeal first – before negotiations.

Columbus Suffers Jobs ‘Hiccup’

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Workers cross High Street at Ohio Statehouse
2:39PM
August 18, 2011

A new jobs survey shows Central Ohio shed jobs during the second quarter. The region’s job picture darkened especially in June.

Pryor Ruled Eligible For NFL Supplemental Draft

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Terrelle Pryor outruns Oregon defenders in the 2010 Rose Bowl.
11:19AM
August
18, 2011

If drafted, the former Buckeye will have to sit out the first five games of the NFL season.

Should Lawmakers, Unions Cut Deal On SB5?

9:52AM
August
18, 2011

Republican leaders, including Governor John Kasich, now want to compromise on the state’s new public employee collective bargaining law. Should lawmakers and union leaders compromise and keep the divisive issue off the ballot?

State: Positive Tests For West Nile Have Tripled In 2011

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Health officials say the West Nile Virus can cause paralysis and even death.
6:28AM
August
18, 2011

Health officials say a wet spring has led to a bumper crop of mosquitoes including more carrying the West Nile virus.