WOSU News Archives For February 2012

What Is Your “Favorite” 2012 Presidential Candidate Quote?

28, 2012

Republican presidential candidates have uttered a series of memorable quotes this primary season. Which one is most memorable?

Troubled Landlord In Court Again

Sam Vazirani
Landlord Sam Vazirani (left) pleaded no contest to misdemeanor code violations. Vazirani did not comply with an order to vacate a property with no heat. Another property he owns caught fire from a space heater. Three people in that home died Christmas Eve.
27, 2012

The landlord whose Franklinton rental home caught fire in December, killing three people, will be in court again Tuesday morning.

Santorum Holding Onto Ohio Lead

Rick Santorum
Rick Santorum's surge in recent polls has him winning endorsements from Republicans like Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine.
27, 2012

The latest independent polls says the former senator from Pennsylvania maintains a seven-point lead over former front-runner Mitt Romney.

Were the Auto Bailouts Worth It?

27, 2012

The federal bailout of US automakers has become an issue in the presidential campaign because the Republican candidates opposed them.
Did the federal government bailout of GM and Chrysler help the Ohio economy?

Star House Offers Services To Homeless Columbus Youth

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Star House, a drop-in homeless facility, located near the OSU campus serves up to 40 young people a day.
February 27, 2012

Each day hundreds of homeless young people roam the streets of Columbus looking for shelter from the cold and something to eat. But facilities for homeless minors are limited in the city. There is a place near Ohio State where young people can stay during the day, get a hot meal and wash up.

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.