WOSU News Archives For: August 19, 2011

Ohio To Require Independent Review Of Executions

5:54PM
August
19, 2011

The state of Ohio will require an independent review of lethal injections as part of an update to its execution policy.

We Are Ohio No Show At SB 5 Negotiation Invitation

5:51PM
August
19, 2011

The meeting that Republican lawmakers invited union leaders to attend to discuss the attempt to reject Ohio’s new collective bargaining reform bill came and went this morning. Ohio Public Radio’s Karen Kasler reports while there were no face to face discussions, there was a lot of talking.

Ohio Weatherization Jobs To Be Cut As Funding Ends

5:42PM
August
19, 2011

Hundreds of home-weatherization jobs are expected to be lost in Ohio as federal stimulus money runs out for programs that help low-income and elderly Ohioans with home-energy improvements.

No Progress in “Meeting” On Senate Bill 5

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Protesters gathered in downtown Columbus earlier this year when state lawmakers debated Senate Bill 5.
12:11PM
August 19, 2011

The Governor and other GOP leaders showed up for a Friday morning meeting even after union leaders said they would not show up.

Another Troubling Jobs Report

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State leaders say amusement parks and other employers in the tourism industry have done less hiring this summer.
11:52AM
August
19, 2011

The latest unemployment report shows Ohio unemployment jumped up again last month.

Wall Street Losses – Are You Altering Investments?

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9:42AM
August
19, 2011

With the turmoil on Wall Street and worry about a possible double-dip recession, are you changing your investment strategy?

Opponents Of Election Changes Get Green Light For Repeal Effort

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The law passed earlier this year shortens early voting and does away with the so-called "Golden Week."
8:14AM
August 19, 2011

The law, which has seen strong opposition from voters’ rights group, shortens the state’s early voting period, does away with the week when people can register to vote and cast a ballot on the same day, and bans in-person early voting on Sundays.