WOSU News Archives For: January 9, 2013

Columbus Economist Predicts Continued Job Growth For 2013

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The 2013 Columbus Regionomics Forecast predicts continued job growth for Central Ohio.
1:56PM
January
9, 2013

Economist Bill Lafayette predicts Central Ohio will continue to lead the state in job growth in the coming year.

Ohio Schools To Get $38 Million In First Round Of Casino Revenue

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The money comes from taxes levied on the three operating casinos in the state, in Cleveland, Columbus and Toledo. The fourth casino, in Cincinnati, will open in March.
8:30AM
January 9, 2013

The money will be distributed on a per-pupil basis twice per year to more than 1,000 school districts and charter schools across Ohio.

With Strickland Out, Who’s In?

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Clockwise from top-left: U.S. Congressman Tim Ryan, Cuyahoga County Executive Ed Fitzgerald, former U.S. Congresswoman Betty Sutton, and former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray.
8:01AM
January 9, 2013

With Dem. former governor Ted Strickland bowing out of the 2014 governor’s race, attention is turning to which Democrats could mount a challenge to Rep. Gov. John Kasich.

New Regulations Governing Columbus Food Trucks In The Works

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Food trucks are governed now by what most insiders agree are a hodgepodge of outdated regulations.
6:28AM
January 9, 2013

The food truck industry is booming in Columbus. The popularity of these new mobile mini-restaurants has grown so fast they’ve outpaced city regulations. Now a member of city council wants to establish regulations that would serve as a model for the nation.