WOSU News Archives For: April 20, 2012

Blighted Motel Closed Friday

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Columbus Police escort out a woman who was living at Motel One on East Main Street. A Franklin County judge ordered the blighted motel temporarily closed. The city prosecutor's office will ask for a permanent closure next week.
4:03PM
April
20, 2012

Columbus Police carried out a judge’s order to temporarily board up a problematic motel on East Main Street Friday afternoon. WOSU reports while the move is meant to improve the area, it’s a hardship for those who called the motel home.

Is The Ohio Economy Better Or Worse Since Obama Took Office?

11:11AM
April
20, 2012

Mitt Romney and President Obama both visited Ohio this week. Both painted very different pictures of Ohio’s economy. The president says it’s on the mend. Romney says the president’s policies have kept Ohio from fully and quickly recovering. Is the Ohio economy better or worse since President Obama took office?

Jobless Rate Continues Downward Slide

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Ohio's unemployment went down a tenth of a percent in March, even though the state lost about 9,500 jobs.
9:44AM
April
20, 2012

The percentage of unemployed Ohioans ticked down slightly in March and now sits at its lowest point since 2008.

Romney Follows Pres. To NE Ohio, Criticizes “Failed Vision”

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Mitt Romney told people in the abandoned factory they should "open their eyes" if they want to see how the President's economic vision has worked out.
8:29AM
April 20, 2012

The former Massachusetts governor campaigned at the same shuttered drywall factory used by the President during his 2008 campaign.

Environmental Cleanup Needed After Fire Sends Oil Into Watershed

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An OHIO EPA spokeswoman says a nearby creek was running "orange-red" after the fire.
7:16AM
April 20, 2012

The blaze near the site of R.D. Holder Oil Co. sent 200-foot flames into the air and sent local students home early Thursday.

Ohio Sues BP For Pension Losses After Deepwater Spill

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Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says BP falsely claimed to have adequate safety procedures in place before the 2010 oil spill.
5:59AM
April
20, 2012

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says state pensions lost tens of millions of dollars after BP falsely claimed to have adequate safety procedures in place before the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.