WOSU News Archives For: September 1, 2011

Columbus City Records Show Few Gay Street Complaints

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The corner of High Street and Gay Street
4:33PM
September
1, 2011

Last month, downtown Gay Street business owners complained to Columbus officials about “aggressive” sidewalk code enforcement between High and Third Streets. A city official told business owners code enforcement officers were driven by public complaints.

Lightning Fires Plague Delaware County

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2:35PM
September
1, 2011

Local authorities say fast-growing Delaware county has a problem with lightning fires, and they’ve asked the state fire marshal for help.

Ohio Selling 1 Prison, Taking 1 Back

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11:09AM
September
1, 2011

Ohio plans to sell only one of five state prisons it put on the auction block in an unexpected twist on privatization plans being announced Thursday.

Is Your Property Valuation Too High? Too Low? Just Right?

9:00AM
September
1, 2011

More than 300 Central Ohio property owners showed up yesterday to begin the process of contesting the Franklin County Auditor’s valuation of their homes. Most homes in Franklin County lost value, but 20% saw an increase. What do you think of your home’s valuation?

Commentary: SkinnyOhio.org Is a Little Skinny on The Facts

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8:00AM
September 1, 2011

The Kasich Administration and other Republicans are pushing local governments to consolidate and share services. It’s an effort to save money. But WOSU Commentator Gail Martineau says the consolidation “sales pitches” should include all the facts.