WOSU News Archives For: August 23, 2011

Did You Feel The Quake? What Did It Feel Like?

3:27PM
August
23, 2011

A 5.9 earthquake centered in Virginia shook Central Ohio this afternoon, swaying tall buildings and giving us Ohioans a very rare experience. Did you feel it? What was it like?

Ohioans Feel Tremors From VA Earthquake

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People spill into the streets from office buildings in Rosslyn, Virginia following a 5.9 magnitude earthquake hit northwest of Richmond, Va. Rosslyn is in Arlington County, Va.
3:26PM
August
23, 2011

People all across Ohio and throughout the east coast felt the tremors from the earthquake that rattled Virginia Tuesday afternoon. WOSU reports why Ohio felt the effects of the quake.

Westerville Walmart Referendum Effort Falls Short By 36 Signatures

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A screen grab from the "Whack the Westerville Walmart" Facebook page.
1:05PM
August 23, 2011

The Franklin County Board of Elections threw out nearly 700petition signatures.

What’s Keeping You From Attending Columbus Pro Sports Events?

12:24PM
August
23, 2011

The Greater Columbus Sports Commission is trying to boost home attendance at Blue Jackets, Clippers and Crew home games. Attendance at their games has lagged in recent years. Why do you think that is?

Columbus Pro Sports Teams Get Ad Boost.

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Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman accepts Clippers jersey and hat from Clippers General Manager Ken Schnacke
7:38AM
August
23, 2011

The Greater Columbus Sports Commission says it will spend up to $75,000 on a digital billboard campaign. The ads are designed to boost home attendance at Blue Jackets, Clippers and Crew home games.

Secretary of State: No Unsolicited Absentee Ballots

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Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted says many counties boards of elections have struggled with how to handle the issue.
6:26AM
August
23, 2011

Republican Jon Husted says he wants uniformity in all Ohio counties.