WOSU News Archives For: March 20, 2012

Ohio Lawmakers Fight For Mansfield Air Guard Base

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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.
12:43PM
March
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

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The Dublin headquarters of Wendy's.
12:13PM
March
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

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12 of the 30 suspects named in a far-reaching federal indictment.
9:59AM
March
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

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Advocates for redistricting reform say the state's latest congressional maps shows the system is broken.
7:28AM
March
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?

6:50AM
March
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

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Rep. Governor John Kasich's tax plan has been criticized from both sides of the political aisle.
6:21AM
March 20, 2012

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