WOSU News Archives For: December 18, 2012

Judge Sides With Shelter Board

Community Shelter Board
The Community Shelter Board moves forward with opening its winter overflow center after a Franklin County Judge denied an injunction requested by Creative Child Care.
3:51PM
December 18, 2012

A Franklin County judge ruled in favor of the Community Shelter Board Monday to move forward with plans to open a homeless shelter next to a daycare on the West Side.

Ohio Officials Keep Eye On Federal Money Talks

Tim Keen
Ohio's Director of Budget and Management says the outcome of fiscal talks in Washington could have a negative effect on Ohio.
3:12PM
December
18, 2012

The state’s budget director says the tax increases are a greater concern to him, because of the potential they have to send the nation into an economic recession.

Columbus Counts Fewer Homeless Veterans

VA Asst Secretary Tommy Sowers visits Veterans Memorial on West Broad Street
Veterans Affairs Assistant Secretary, Tommy Sowers, says the agency wants to end homelessness among veterans by 2015
2:07PM
December
18, 2012

A top Veterans Affairs official says Columbus is among cities reporting a decline in the number of homeless veterans. During a visit to Columbus, VA Assistant Secretary, Tommy Sowers, says annual counts of homeless in the U.S. shows 14,000 fewer veterans in shelters or on the street.

Some Ohio Businesses Get Surprise Tax Return

Calculating Taxes Up And Down
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11:46AM
December
18, 2012

Ohio tax officials are starting to return more than $13 million to more than 3,000 Ohio companies that unknowingly overpaid their commercial activity tax.

Delaware County Gets Ready For Court Fight Over Fire Levy

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Last week the township asked the Ohio Supreme Court to intervene, and on Monday the board of elections filed a response showing they intend to continue the court fight.
11:07AM
December 18, 2012

The county Board of Elections has told the Ohio Supreme Court it stands by its decision to reject an Orange Township fire levy because trustees missed a filing deadline by two minutes.

Judge Refuses To Block Homeless Shelter

homeless_shelter
The Community Shelter Board plans to lease the large building (background) for a winter overflow homeless center. Daycare center operators next door are concerned about loitering.
8:30AM
December 18, 2012

A Franklin County judge has refused to block the opening of an overflow homeless shelter that’s planned for a building that sits next to a day care center.

Newtown Shooting Brings Back Debate Over Ohio Gun Bill

statehouse
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8:15AM
December
18, 2012

Gun control activists are stepping up calls for Gov. John Kasich to veto a bill to let gun be kept in vehicles in the Statehouse parking garage.

Electoral College Gathers To Finalize Election

Healy and Hourani sign
Canton mayor William Healy and southwest Ohio elector Cathina Hourani signed certificates of their votes for president and vice president in a ceremony Monday.
7:51AM
December
18, 2012

Ohio’s 18 electors gathered at the Statehouse Monday to cast their official votes for president and vice president.

Questions About Transparency Lead To “Rogue” Charter Schools

Towpath Trail High School break room
The break room at Towpath Trail High School allows students to hang out before, between, or after classes.
7:32AM
December
18, 2012

Some Ohio charters have broken away from their management company after executives refused to show how they were spending state tax dollars.