WOSU News Archives For February 2013
Verizon Wireless says it will move out of the twin office buildings in Dublin when a lease expires next year.
Some local officials say pending federal spending cuts will quickly effect state and city budgets. Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman identifies $2.3 million dollars in neighborhood and human services that could be lost.
The first visitors to a casino about to open in downtown Cincinnati say they had a good time at a dry run of the facility but hope that a few kinks get worked out before visiting again.
Gov. John Kasich is imploring supporters of the state’s food banks to help him convince his fellow Republicans in the Legislature to extend Medicaid coverage to thousands of Ohio residents.
Attorney General Mike DeWine says investigators noticed a problem with the kits from Pickaway Diversified Industries when several kits from obviously-unrelated cases tested positive for the same DNA.
Fewer Ohioans are going into business for themselves these days, with the number of self-employed in the state at its lowest level since 2001.
The Athletic Club of Columbus has been around since 1912. There’s a bowling alley in the basement, a swimming pool on the 4th floor, a gym with cardio and weightlifting equipment. But tucked away in a corner on the main floor is a very small shop run by a venerable athletic club institution. His name is Jack Russell.
For more than a decade, backers of a plan to legalize medical marijuana have tried unsuccessfully to convince Ohio legislators to okay the idea. Meanwhile, for more than a year, two different groups have tried unsuccessfully to collect enough petition signatures to force a statewide vote on the idea. Despite those failures by the pro-pot side…opponents of medical marijuana are feeling a need to speak out.
The sponsor of an Ohio measure aimed at curbing the collective bargaining rights of public workers has been named to a panel that oversees the health of the state’s public pension funds.
Ohio’s latest ratings of public school performance will land with more of a thud than a bang this year.