WOSU News Archives For: March 20, 2012

Ohio Lawmakers Fight For Mansfield Air Guard Base

From left, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Urbana), Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Rep. Bob Gibbs (R-Lakeville), Maj. Gen. Deborah Ashenhurst, Rep. Pat Tiberi (R-Columbus) and Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) talk at the Air National Guard Wing in Mansfield.
20, 2012

The Department of Defense 2013 fiscal year budget cuts, designed to trim $487 billion over the next decade, scraps the C-27J program. All wings across the country that fly the cargo plane are getting new missions…except for the one in Mansfield.

Wendy’s Surpasses Burger King In U.S. Sales

The Dublin headquarters of Wendy's.
20, 2012

The Dublin-based fast food chain now ranks only behind McDonald’s among U.S. hamburger chains.

Jury Selection Begins In Somali Gang Case

12 of the 30 suspects named in a far-reaching federal indictment.
20, 2012

More than a dozen people who are accused in a sex trafficking ring run by Somali gangs that reached from Minnesota into Ohio and Tennessee face trial beginning today in Nashville.

Redistricting Coalition Submits First Signatures For Amendment

Advocates for redistricting reform say the state's latest congressional maps shows the system is broken.
20, 2012

An Ohio coalition of voter groups has submitted initial paperwork as it pushes for a state constitutional amendment that would take away elected officials’ power to draw legislative and congressional districts.

How Has The Early Warm Weather Changed Your Neighborhood?

20, 2012

Did spring storms damage your neighborhood? Maybe the warm temperatures got you into the garden or helped you landscape a little early this year.

Kasich’s Tax Plan Stalls In Statehouse

Governor John Kasich
Rep. Governor John Kasich's tax plan has been criticized from both sides of the political aisle.
March 20, 2012

Republican state lawmakers have been hesitant to support the plan to increase the severance tax on oil and gas drilling companies.