WOSU News Archives For: May 21, 2012

Foes Of Ohio Union Limits Join Redistricting Fight

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Advocates for redistricting reform want an independent citizens' group, not politicians, to draw congressional districts.
12:02PM
May
21, 2012

The well-funded campaign behind the 2011 repeal of Ohio’s collective bargaining law is throwing its might behind a constitutional amendment that would take away elected officials’ power to draw legislative and congressional districts.

Environmental Advocates To Testify On Proposed Drilling Rules

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Wells like this one have popped up around Ohio and much of the Midwest and Great Lakes region since the advent of new drilling techniques in recent years.
11:42AM
May
21, 2012

The proposed rules are part of a wide-ranging energy bill that passed the Ohio Senate with support of Republicans and some Democrats.

Ohio’s Second Casino Almost Ready For Opening

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The Hollywood Casino in Toledo will open in just over a week, but developers will be giving the media a preview of the $320 million casino on Monday.
8:46AM
May
21, 2012

The Hollywood Casino in Toledo will open in just over a week, but developers will be giving the media a preview of the $320 million casino on Monday.

Ohio’s Dropout Rate Grows Faster Than Nearly Every Other State

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The report says from 2002 to 2009, Ohio's dropout rate grew faster more than every state except Illinois.
7:30AM
May
21, 2012

An analysis of state records showed from 2002 to 2009, Ohio’s dropout rate grew at a rate higher than every other state except Illinois.

Can’t Find A Food Truck? Franklinton Creates A Spot

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The food truck Ajumama serves several different kinds of authentic Korean street food. Ajumama is one of the many food trucks found at the Dinin' Hall in Franklinton.
7:15AM
May
21, 2012

Columbus now has an estimated one-hundred food trucks or carts scattered around town. And while parking lot diners love the food, finding a food truck on any given day …and finding a place to eat can be a problem. But now, following the lead of other cities–Columbus has at least one hub for mobile eateries.