WOSU News Archives For: October 24, 2012

Federal Judge In Columbus Extends Counting Of Provisional Ballots

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted
24, 2012

In a legal defeat for Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted, a federal judge ruled Wednesday that provisional ballots cast not just in the wrong precinct but in the wrong polling location altogether must still be counted.

AEP Blames Summer Storms, Competition For Down Profits

A company press release lists several factors, including increased competition that’s led to customers switching carriers.
October 24, 2012

Columbus-based American Electric Power says company profits fell by nearly 50 percent in the third quarter.

Higher Harvest Grain Prices Cushion Drought Loss For Ohio Farmers

mad co farm
Madison County corn field is harvested near West Jefferson, Ohio. Corn yields are lower this year because of drought damage.
24, 2012

Ohio’s farmers are finishing corn and soybean harvests early this fall. After months of dire predictions, it appears Central Ohio was spared the most severe damage from summer drought and heat. Crop yields are down, but higher prices are cushioning farmers’ balance sheets.