WOSU News Archives For: February 24, 2012

Congressional Democratic Candidates Vie For 3rd District Win

Democratic candidates for Franklin County's new 3rd congressional district
February 24, 2012

With less than two weeks before primary election day, democratic candidates for Franklin County’s new 3rd congressional district faced off in a televised Columbus On the Record Debate.

U.S. Senator Rob Portman Helps Open Mitt Romney’s OH Campaign HQ

Mitt Romney with voter
GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney greets a voter.
February 24, 2012

U.S. Senator Rob Portman today opened the Columbus campaign headquarters for GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney. WOSU spoke with the senator about some of the top issues on the presidential campaign trail.

Sebelius Surprised By Outrage On Birth Control

Kathleen Sebelius at OSU
Health and Human Services Secretary, Kathleen Sebelius at the Wexner Medical Center at OSU
24, 2012

The Secretary of Health and Human Services expressed surprise today over the reasoning behind a multi-state lawsuit filed that includes Ohio as well as Catholic groups in opposition to free birth control under the new health care act.

Ohio Joins Lawsuit Over Birth Control Mandate

24, 2012

Ohio is joining six other states in filing a legal challenge to a mandate for church-owned institutions to offer insurance coverage for birth control.

Should Ohio Let For-Profit Companies Run Charter Schools?

24, 2012

The state Department of Education has rejected four new charter schools because it says the private management company would have too much control over the school’s boards.

Solar Company Rejects Ontario, Oh.; Mayor: “We Dodged A Bullet”

A long-time GM worker stands in front of the Ontario stamping plant before it closed almost two years ago. The behemoth plant remains empty.
24, 2012

The Mansfield area has been hit hard by the loss of manufacturing jobs, but last summer a green energy company provided some hope. But the solar energy company ended up taking its operation and jobs someplace else. But as WOSU reports, the rejection might have been a blessing in disguise.