WOSU News Archives For: December 5, 2012

Ohio Task Force Has Seized $2.4M In Illegal Cash

Stack Of Cash
A new Columbus Police task force has collected more than $2 million in proceeds from criminal activities.
5, 2012

The government says a new Columbus-based police task force has seized nearly $2.4 million this year in proceeds from criminal activities.

Court Orders Ohio To Speed Up Flood Compensation

The Ohio Supreme Court orders the state to speed up payments to landowners' who have suffered losses from flooding along the state's largest inland lake.
5, 2012

The Ohio Supreme Court has ordered the state to speed up compensation to dozens of landowners who suffered losses from flooding near Ohio’s largest inland lake.

Report: SEC Looking Into Big Lots CEO’s Trading

Steve Fishman joined Big Lots in 2005 after previously working at Franks Nursery & Crafts Inc., Rhodes Inc., and Federated Department Stores Inc.
December 5, 2012

The Wall Street Journal reports that the Securities and Exchange Commission has launched an inquiry into a $10 million trade by outgoing Big Lots CEO Steve Fishman.

New NHL Labor Talks Bring Optimism

Negotiations lasted for nearly eight hours yesterday in a pair of sessions that included big and smaller groups.
December 5, 2012

NHL owners and players got right back to the bargaining table Wednesday morning just hours after ending a long day of talks that produced the greatest sense for optimism since the lockout began three months ago.

Shopping Fell During Week After Thanksgiving

The International Council of Shopping Centers says retail sales dropped more than three percent for the week ended December 1st.
5, 2012

The International Council of Shopping Centers says retail sales dropped more than three percent for the week ended December 1st.

Heisman Winner George Returning To OSU

George has gone on to be a successful businessman since leaving the NFL in 2004.
5, 2012

OSU says Heisman Trophy winner Eddie George will become an assistant vice president for business advancement and work on health and wellness initiatives.

Unemployment Down, But Some Job Seekers Remain Pessimistic

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December 5, 2012

Ohio’s official jobless rate has been falling in recent months, but a visit to a Columbus job fair shows many people are still uncertain about their job search.

Legislature Expected To Move On Internet Cafe Reform

State lawmakers want to put more regulation on internet cafes, or sweepstakes cafes, like this one on Alum Creek Drive. Cafe operators say they pay sales tax and the industry employs thousands of workers.
5, 2012

There appears to be movement in the Ohio legislature on a bill to effectively shut down hundreds of storefronts that advertise themselves as internet cafes or sweepstakes cafes.