WOSU News Archives For: September 14, 2011

Suggested Answer To Blue Jackets Woes: Publicly-Owned Arena

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Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio
8:16PM
September
14, 2011

The fate of the financially-stressed Blue Jackets may finally be less shaky. The committee formed to find a way to keep the N-H-L team in Columbus recommended local government get involved. WOSU reports taxpayers could be the new owners of Nationwide Arena.

Ohio Dems Consider a Ballot Challenge Against Maps

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Ohio flag
2:58PM
September
14, 2011

The chairman of the Ohio Democratic Party says the organization is considering launching a ballot repeal effort against a Republican-drawn congressional map, should it clear the GOP-controlled Legislature.

Record Number Of Ohioans Living In Poverty

8:59AM
September
14, 2011

Survey shows highest poverty rate since records began in 1980.

Ohio Townships – Colonial Governments in a Modern Era

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Washington Township handles fire protection in Dublin.
8:00AM
September
14, 2011

Governor Kasich has called on Ohio to change the way it operates. He wants local governments and school districts to consolidate, find ways to save money. One target of consolidation is the township. WOSU Commentator and local historian Ed Lentz reminds us townships have roots that are 225 years deep.

How Should Congressional Districts Be Drawn?

7:00AM
September
14, 2011

Ohio lawmakers are set to approve a new congressional map for the state. Many criticize the map as creating too few competitive districts. Some argue the redistricting task should be taken away from lawmakers and put in the hands of judges. How should congressional districts be drawn?

How Should Congressional Districts Be Drawn?

6:31AM
September
14, 2011

Many people question the way Ohio and other states redistrict every decade.

House Committee Readies For Redistricting Vote

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Many of Ohio's current Congressional districts would change under a plan now before a GOP-controlled House committee.
6:28AM
September
14, 2011

The GOP-controlled committee is set to vote on the plan Wednesday.