WOSU News Archives For: January 4, 2012

A Central Ohio Company Builds Mobile Vet Health Centers

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Mobile Vet Center Built by Farber Specialty Vehicles
12:23PM
January
4, 2012

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs says Farber Specialty Vehicles will add 20 more so-called Mobile Vet Centers to a fleet of 50 it has built to be used in underserved or rural areas.

Ohioan Richard Cordray Named As Nation’s Chief Consumer Watchdog

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Former Ohio Attorney General and Grove City native Richard Cordray.
10:32AM
January 4, 2012

President Barack Obama will use a recess appointment to name Richard Cordray as the nation’s chief consumer watchdog despite strong Republican opposition.

Three Arrested For Setting Fires To Recreational Vehicles

9:57AM
January
4, 2012

Two men and a woman have been arrested in connection with fires that destroyed several recreational vehicles at a southwest Ohio storage yard.

What Three Words Describe The Iowa Caucuses?

6:00AM
January
4, 2012

Iowans had their say last night. What three words describe the results of the Iowa caucuses?

Vacant Houses Plague Older Columbus Neighborhoods

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Boarded up house on Wisconsin Avenue in Franklinton
5:33AM
January
4, 2012

On Thursday, Columbus City council turns its attention to the growing list of abandoned and vacant properties in the city. Because of the housing crisis and the weak economy, some neighborhoods face what one city official calls a ‘vacancy epidemic.’