WOSU News Archives For: April 25, 2012

Ohio Regulators Deny Power Companies’ Rate Waivers

American Electric Power
AEP is one of two Ohio power companies the PUCO denied waivers to withhold rate hike information.
April 25, 2012

Ohio regulators have rejected requests by two power companies seeking to withhold information on how new rates would affect customers.

Ohio Senate OKs Bill To Regulate Exotic Animals

The Ohio Senate has passed a bill to ban Ohioans from acquiring new exotic animals.
April 25, 2012

The state Senate has passed a bill to ban Ohioans from acquiring new exotic animals and regulate the current owners of tigers, lions and other creatures.

Spending Plan Clears House Despite Missing Key Provisions

Lawmakers in the Ohio House are moving forward on Governor Kasich's sweeping spending measure after stripping out his tax provision.
25, 2012

The plan does not include a measure to cut federal funding to Planned Parenthood, or the Govenror’s signature plan to increase taxes on oil and gas drillers to allow income tax relief for most Ohioans.

Delaware County Deputy Linked To Davis Fired

Walter Davis
Walter Davis talks to reporters about his resignation as Delaware County Sheriff.
25, 2012

The female deputy who reportedly had an inappropriate relationship with now-former Delaware County Sheriff Walter Davis has been fired.

Your Thought On The Criticism Of Planned Parenthood?

25, 2012

The non-profit has been criticized for providing abortions, but supporters say abortions represent just three percent of Planned Parenthood services.

Proposed Planned Parenthood Funding Cut Pulled From Budget Bill

Ohio Right to Life / Planned Parenthood
April 25, 2012

Members of an Ohio House committee considering a mid year budget adjustment have stripped out a controversial part that would have cut federal funding to Planned Parenthood in Ohio. Members of Ohio’s largest anti-abortion group were disappointed, but not discouraged.

Gov. Kasich OK After Car Crash, Twists In The Story

Gov. Kasich
Gov. John Kasich
25, 2012

Gov. John Kasich and some of his staff were involved in a car crash on a Columbus freeway yesterday. But that’s not the most unusual thing about this story.

House Lawmakers Vote On Great Lakes Compact Compromise

A satellite image shows a massive algae bloom in Lake Erie's western basin. Scientists have linked algae to water withdrawals, pollution, and farm runoff.
25, 2012

Lawmakers on the House Agriculture committee voted strictly along party lines to approve the deal that would put into effect in Ohio the Great Lakes Compact, an agreement signed in 2005 by eight states and two Canadian provinces seeks to protect the Great Lakes from massive withdrawals of water.