WOSU News Archives For: January 20, 2012

In Ohio, Feb. 20 Marks John Glenn’s Famed Flight

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Astronaut John Glenn
6:25PM
January 20, 2012

Astronaut John Glenn says he didn’t lobby for a day in Ohio that bears his namesake. But he says he hopes it will bring attention to possibilities in America and encourage students to use their talents to the fullest.

Gov. Kasich Says Moving ‘State’ Speech Worth Cost

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Gov. John Kasich
6:09PM
January 20, 2012

Ohio’s governor says any added public expense associated with moving his State of the State address to an economically troubled eastern Ohio city is worth it.

Protestors ‘Occupy’ The Courts

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The Occupy movement has spread to U.S. Federal Courts. In Columbus, protestors held signs in opposition of Citizens United, a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court which allows unlimited campaign contributions by corporations.
5:04PM
January
20, 2012

Dozens of Occupy protestors gathered in the bitter cold Friday afternoon at the U.S. District Court in downtown Columbus. This time they were protesting corporate campaign contributions.

Unemployment Down, But So Are Jobs

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Ohio's unemployment rate fell from 8.5 percent in November to 8.1 percent last month.
10:59AM
January
20, 2012

The jobless rate slid again last month, but that at least in part because of people abandoning their job search.

What’s Next For ODOT?

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Despite being one of the major dangerous interchanges in the state, ODOT administrators say a statewide funding shortfall will delay a planned overhaul of the I-70/I-71 interchange in downtown Columbus by as much as 17 years.
7:56AM
January
20, 2012

A funding shortfall is forcing the department to delay several major projects, including an overhaul of the I-70/I-71 interchange.

Islamic Group Urges FBI To Investigate Possible Hate Crime

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No one was injured in the Monday morning fire, but a fire official says the Hilliard home took extensive damage.
6:29AM
January
20, 2012

The Ohio chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations wants the FBI to look into the cause of the Monday morning fire in Hilliard.

What Do You Think Of Rick Perry’s Decision to Drop Out?

6:00AM
January
20, 2012

What do you think of Texas Governor Rick Perry’s decision to withdraw from the GOP race for President?