WOSU News Archives For: December 28, 2011

Dennis Kucinich Will Oppose Veteran Democrat in Ohio Primary

Democratic Rep. Dennis Kucinich
December 28, 2011

Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich says he’s sticking with his plan to run against fellow Democrat Marcy Kaptur in a U.S. House race that will pit two veteran lawmakers.

Firefighters: Space Heater Caused Fatal Franklington Fire

division of fire
Columbus Division of Fire
December 28, 2011

Columbus fire investigators say a space heater caused a Christmas Eve fire that killed a 4-year-old boy, his mother and a man at a Franklinton home reported to be vacant.

Commission Holds First Meeting On State Constitution

The commission was created by House Speaker William Batchelder to help get ready for the possibility of a constitutional convention.
December 28, 2011

The Ohio Constitutional Modernization Commission is holding its first meeting Wednesday.

Ohio Spirits Were Up In 2011

Sales of beer, wine and spirits were at all-time highs in 2011.
28, 2011

In Ohio and around the country, small wineries and breweries turned a profit as other businesses dried up.

2011 Fights Over Elections And Redistricting Continue Into 2012

A final map of the Congressional districts approved by Ohio lawmakers.
December 28, 2011

This year brought big fights over redistricting and state elections law.

Ohio Minimum Wage Going Up

28, 2011

Beginning Sunday, the state’s lowest-paid workers will see their pay rise from $7.40 per hour to $7.70.

What Do You Think About The Minimum Wage?

28, 2011

Is Ohio’s minimum wage too low? Should we have a minimum wage at all?

Ohio’s 2011 National Spotlight Not Always Favorable

Senate Bill 5 Rally
The fight against Senate Bill 5 brought national attention to Ohio
28, 2011

For better or worse, 2011 proved quite eventful for the state of Ohio. As the year winds down to a close, WOSU commentator Stacia Kock takes a look back at some of the state’s more memorable headlines.