WOSU News Archives For: December 12, 2012

Companies Return Cash To Investors As Washington Negotiates

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Some investors will receive additional stock dividends this month in advance of scheduled tax changes
3:34PM
December 12, 2012

Earlier this week, Limited Brands of Columbus joined a growing list of firms which decided to give special stock dividends in advance of an end-of year scheduled increase in taxes. Many firms are trying to handicap the outcome of negotiations between the White House and Congress.

Cincinnati Casino Now Set To Open March 4

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The new Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati is scheduled to open March 4, 2013.
1:40PM
December
12, 2012

Cincinnati’s $400 million downtown casino is now set to open March 4.

Staff At Ohio Newspaper Looks To Protect Jobs

The Cleveland Plain Dealer
Unionized newsroom workers at The Cleveland Plain Dealer ratified an agreement this week to minimize future layoffs at the state's largest daily newspaper.
1:27PM
December
12, 2012

Unionized newsroom employees at Ohio’s biggest daily newspaper, The Cleveland Plain Dealer, have ratified an agreement intended to minimize layoffs after job cuts planned next year.

Poll Says Most Ohioans Favor Tax Hike On Drilling Companies

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One of the many natural gas pumps that have sprung up around Ohio in recent years.
10:29AM
December
12, 2012

The wide-reaching poll also surveyed Ohioans on marijuana, same-sex marriage, and the practice of electing state Supreme Court justices.

Survey Shows Optimism Among Midwest Shoppers

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File photo
8:23AM
December
12, 2012

The Huntington Midwest Economic Index says 70 percent of consumers in the Midwest markets will spend as much or more on holiday purchases this year compared to 2011.

Lawmakers Balk At Crackdown On Internet Cafes

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Some 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.
7:58AM
December
12, 2012

State senators have decided to block a House-passed proposal that would have regulated so-called internet cafes or sweepstakes stores so tightly, many might go out of business. But the measure could resurface.

Dayton-Area Soldier Killed In Afghanistan

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Staff Sgt. Wesley Williams was a native of New Carlisle, Ohio and was stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Tacoma, Wash.
7:53AM
December
12, 2012

The Department of Defense says Staff Sgt. Wesley Williams from New Carlisle from killed in Kandahar province on Monday.

Ohio Misses Out On Race To The Top Grants

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Three Ohio districts made it on to a list of about 60 finalists, but none from Ohio were among the 16 winning districts.
7:46AM
December 12, 2012

Ohio has been shut-out of the latest round of federal grants for school districts. Three Ohio school districts were among the finalists for Race to the Top grants.

State Launches OARNet To Link Universities, Businesses

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Gov. John Kasich (left) and OSU President E. Gordon Gee spoke at a ceremony unveiling the Ohio Academic Resources Network, or OARNet.
7:24AM
December
12, 2012

Gov. John Kasich has made good on his promise to establish the nation’s first statewide 100 gigabyte computer network.

‘Hoop Houses’ Extend Ohio Growing Season

Northridge Organic Farm
Mike Laughlin of Northridge Organic Farm near Johnstown checks his December leaf lettuce crop planted in a 'high tunnel' or 'hoop house.'
5:00AM
December
12, 2012

Fresh, Ohio grown vegetables in December and January? It’s more common now at winter farm markets and on restaurant menus. Consumer demand and new technology have combined to extend Ohio’s growing season into winter months.