WOSU News Archives For: March 1, 2012

South Side Business Owners Hope For Best As Mayor Plans Revival

Parsons Avenue
Jones' Appliances has been an operating business on Parsons Avenue on the South Side for 40 years. Area business owners hope Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman's new plan to revive the area will be successful.
1, 2012

In his annual state of the city address, Mayor Michael Coleman put a priority revitalizing the city’s south side. But as WOSU reports, the mayor’s plan drew skepticism from some business owners along Parsons Avenue.

Protesters Target Columbus Company Headquarters

AEP Protesters
A group of protesters in front of American Electric Power headquarters in Columbus
1, 2012

A group of protesters today targeted American Electric Power headquarters in downtown Columbus alleging AEP failed to pay federal taxes for recent years. The company calls the allegations “unfair and inaccurate.”

Like Spring Flowers, Presidential Candidates Arrive Early to Ohio

Mitt Romney with voter
GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney greets a voter.
March 1, 2012

Ohio primary voters could help settle the Republican race for president next week. WOSU Commentator Bill Hershey says that’s a rare occurrence for the Buckeye State.

Romney Labels Santorum “Financial Light Weight”

The former Massachusetts governor spoke to a packed crowd at Capitol University.
1, 2012

Fresh off wins in Arizona and Michigan, the former Massachusetts governor used a Bexley campaign rally to tout his record as a business executive.

How Would You Describe The State Of The City of Columbus?

1, 2012

Mayor Coleman last night gave his “State of the City” address. How would you describe the State of the City of Columbus?

Columbus Mayor Announces South Side Renewal Plan

Mayor Coleman releasing his 2012 budget proposal for the city of Columbus
1, 2012

The bicentennial State of the City address, given last night by Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman, focused on the renewal happening in some of the city’s most troubled neighborhoods. And as WOSU reports, the mayor introduced a plan to revitalize the one of the city’s most overlooked communities.