WOSU News Archives For: December 14, 2011

Proposed Scioto Mile ‘Cooling Tower’ Sculpture Gets Redesign

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Brian Tolle has revised his proposed sculpture for The Scioto Mile.
3:26PM
December
14, 2011

The man who designed a six-story-high sculpture planned for The Scioto Mile has changed it slightly. Artist Brian Tolle has taken some criticism for choosing a shape some people say resembles a power plant cooling tower.

Study: Ohio Losing Millions As Online Shoppers Avoid Sales Taxes

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3:24PM
December
14, 2011

A new University of Cincinnati study shows Ohio retailers and state and local governments are losing huge amounts of money during the holiday shopping season as more shoppers go online.

Single Primary Moves Toward House Vote

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The GOP-controlled legislature voted earlier this year to split Ohio' s 2012 primaries to allow time to settle a dispute over a new Congressional map.
9:00AM
December
14, 2011

Ohio’s Presidential and Congressional primaries were pushed back to June to allow time to settle a dispute over the state’s new map of U.S. House districts.

Are You Among The Long-Term Unemployed? Know Someone Who Is?

6:00AM
December
14, 2011

This week NPR is looking at the long-term unemployed. Have you been unemployed for a long time? Do you know someone who is or has been? Tell us your / their story.

Columbus Leaders Address Problematic Loitering Law

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The City of Columbus' loitering law is problematic in that it would likely be found unconstitutional in a court of law, so it is not enforced. The city will address the issue tonight at a public hearing.
5:00AM
December
14, 2011

Some Columbus business owners and residents are calling on the city to do more to prevent loitering. They say people hanging out on street corners are up to no good, and hurt neighborhood image. Columbus has an anti-loitering law, but it’s not enforced.

Central Ohio Iraq War Veterans Reflect On Service

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Army Staff Sgt. Scott Karr and Army Staff Sgt. Nicholas Pavlik
5:00AM
December
14, 2011

As the war in Iraq ends this month, service members of the Ohio National Guard reflect on their time in Iraq, and what lies ahead for the country.