WOSU News Archives For: January 31, 2012

Ohio Pro Sports Venues Cost Taxpayers Millions In Upgrades

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Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio
5:21PM
January
31, 2012

In recent weeks, pro sports teams in Cleveland and Cincinnati have asked government owners of their stadiums for repair money. Here in Columbus, the Blue Jackets are looking to upgrade Nationwide Arena, which is to be owned by taxpayers. WOSU reports on who will pay for the upgrades.

Job Fund For Communities Part Of Ohio Democrats’ Plan

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The Ohio Statehouse
2:25PM
January 31, 2012

Democrats in the Ohio House say they plan to push for more oversight of the state’s new private job creation entity, and they want to create a fund to help local communities put police and firefighters back to work.

Bexley Mourns Death Of Mayor

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John Brennan was elected to his first term as mayor of Bexley in 2007 after several terms on city council.
11:43AM
January 31, 2012

John Brennan won a second term last year, despite being open about his ongoing battle with pancreatic cancer.

Ohioans Begin Casting Early Ballots

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Voters have 35 days to cast ballots by mail, at boards of elections via in-person early voting, or on election day.
8:23AM
January
31, 2012

Voters have 35 days to cast ballots by mail, at boards of elections via in-person early voting, or on Election Day.

Democrats Call For Changes In Inspector General’s Office

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Ohio Inspector General Randy Meyer.
7:29AM
January 31, 2012

Democrats say Randy Meyer’s recent speech at a Republican fundraiser is proof that the position has become too political.

Should The Governor Appoint The State’s Chief Watchdog?

7:20AM
January
31, 2012

Democrats say the Inspector General’s recent speech at a Republican fundraiser is proof that the position is too political.