Ohio is celebrating its 212th birthday with special events at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus.
WOSU News Archives For September 2011
Ohioans with concealed-carry permits can take their firearms into bars and other facilities where alcohol is served and consumed, as long as they don’t drink, under a law taking effect Friday.
A law aimed at shrinking Ohio’s prison population to about 47,000 inmates by 2015 takes effect Friday, part of an overhaul of the way Ohio punishes criminals and sentences them to prison.
The Ohio Statehouse in Columbus is adding six charging stations for electric vehicles at its parking garage.
Last-minute concerns force the Apportionment Board to meet again today.
Columbus City Council votes on whether to endorse the city and county purchase of Nationwide Arena. Under the deal the Blue Jackets get free rent. Nationwide earns interest from its loan to the city and county. And officials say taxpayers will continue to benefit from a thriving Arena District. Who do you think benefits the most from the deal?
Columbus City Council votes on Monday whether to endorse a deal that would make Nationwide Arena a taxpayer-owned facility. City and county leaders say itâ€™s a good deal, ensuring millions of tax dollars continue to flow from the hip, entertainment district surrounding the arena. WOSU takes a look at who gets what out of the deal.
“[No wait-list] decreases the time and effort that goes into getting these services and these medications for the clients.” Peggy Anderson, CEO for AIDS Resource Center Ohio
Authorities say Cliff Gallatin used $120,000 in employee retirement contributions to pay for expensive cars, boats, a country club membership, and a lake-front condo.
Opponents of the elections law says shortened windows for early voting and absentee voting would mean voter suppression and longer voting lines.
Opponents to a new election reform law plan to submit signatures today in an attempt to repeal the measure. Opponents to House Bill 194 say restrictions on early voting and other provisions are designed to suppress turnout. Supporters say it’s a common sense way to prevent voter fraud. Do you trust Ohio’s voting system?