WOSU News Archives For: February 6, 2013

SWACO Tries To Avoid Past Trash To Energy Mistakes

Artist rendering of a proposed $300 million industrial park that will be built across the street from the Franklin County landfill.
Artist rendering of a proposed $300 million industrial park that will be built across the street from the Franklin County landfill.
3:41PM
February
6, 2013

The Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio is about ready to launch a $300-million project to convert trash to energy. Backers say this new plan differs from Columbus’ ill-fated trash burning power plant of several decades ago.

State Budget Proposal Would Halt County Sales Tax Increase

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Ohio counties may be prevented from raising sales taxes under Governor Kasich's proposed two year budget.
1:45PM
February
6, 2013

Governor Kasich’s proposed two-year state budget would restore $28 million dollars to the local government fund, but prevent local governments from raising sales taxes.

Orange And Liberty Township Voters Approve Fire Levies

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Both Orange and Liberty Townships were forced to put levies before voters after higher levies were voted down in November.
8:01AM
February
6, 2013

Fire service will apparently continue as normal in two Delaware county townships after voters approved new levies on Tuesday.

Three Columbus Banks Robbed On Same Day

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Police say suspects in three separate Columbus robberies demanded cash before fleeing.
7:51AM
February
6, 2013

Police are looking for information about the men who separately robbed three Columbus financial institutions on Tuesday.

Sales Tax Could Apply To Haircuts, Sports Tickets, And More

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Gov. John Kasich's tax shift plan calls for the states sales tax to be applied to haircuts, sports tickets, pet grooming, and several other sectors that have traditionally avoided the tax.
7:34AM
February
6, 2013

Gov. John Kasich has proposed a tax shift plan that he says result in a net tax cut of $1.4 billion. But it would mean sales tax on several services that have traditionally avoided sales tax.