WOSU News Archives For: September 13, 2011

President Obama Touts Jobs Bill At Columbus-Area School

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A school crossing zone. President Obama wants to include $25 billion for school renovations and upgrades as part of his proposed jobs bill.
7:03PM
September
13, 2011

President Obama laid out the education portion of his proposed jobs bill at a Columbus high school yesterday afternoon. While a jobs bill would create work for thousands of Ohioans, WOSU reports on one local company which could stand to benefit.

Ohio Democratic Leader Rescinds Deal on Ohio

Ohio Statehouse
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1:47PM
September
13, 2011

A dispute over new congressional districts lines has led the Democratic leader in the Ohio House to call off a deal with the Republican House speaker on moving the state’s presidential primary. Democrat Armond Budish said Tuesday that redistricting hasn’t been transparent. At a result, he says his fellow Democrats won’t support a bill to [...]

Sentencing Set for Man Linked to Ohio State Scandal

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Ohio Stadium, home of the OSU Football Buckeyes
1:38PM
September
13, 2011

A judge has set a sentencing date for the tattoo parlor owner whose purchase of Ohio State memorabilia triggered a far-reaching football scandal.

Navy Commander Replaces Lawmaker

Ohio Statehouse
Ohio Statehouse
12:29PM
September
13, 2011

A retired Navy commander has been picked to replace a lawmaker who resigned from the Ohio House last month after a drunken driving charge in Indiana came to light.

What Can Be Done To Save The Postal Service?

8:20AM
September
13, 2011

The Postmaster General wants layoffs and an end to Saturday delivery. We want your suggestions.

President Barack Obama Returns To Columbus To Talk Up Jobs Plan.

8:03AM
September
13, 2011

President Barack Obama is scheduled to make a stop in Columbus later today. Its part of an effort to put pressure on Ohio members of congress to pass a new administration plan to boost jobs.

Global, National Disasters Affect Local Insurance Rates

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Damage from an EF4 tornado in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. A series of tornadoes struck the South during a three-day period in April. The Tuscaloosa tornado hit April 27, 2011.
5:00AM
September
13, 2011

“The idea that the [insurance] industry is going to reduce rates to consumers is wishful thinking given that the amount of losses has been at record levels.” Greg Locraft, Morgan Stanley Insurance Analyst