WOSU News Archives For: February 19, 2013

Mostly Vacant Wilmington Air Park Begins Ad Campaign

DHl laid off about 9,500 workers when it left the Wilmington Air Park in 2008.
19, 2013

Shipping company DHL laid off about 9,500 workers when it left the Wilmington Air Park in 2008. Air park operators say they’re seeing signs of an economic rebound.

Trial Under Way For Accused Craigslist Killer

Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty in the murder trial of 52-year-old Richard Beasley.
February 19, 2013

Jury selection has begun in the trial of the alleged mastermind of a deadly plot to lure robbery victims with phony Craigslist job offers, killing three men and wounding a fourth.

Lima Holds High Hopes For State Of The State Speech

The Allen County Courthouse in downtown Lima. The city has seen many industrial jobs leave, but is hopeful of an economic recovery.
19, 2013

Governor John Kasich will deliver his annual State of the State address tonight from Lima. It’s a Rust Belt city that, like much of Ohio, saw manufacturing jobs leave and unemployment rise in recent decades. But city leaders say Lima is poised for an economic turnaround.

First-Time Homebuyers Could Improve Other Areas Of Housing Market

As the economy improves, more first-time home-buyers are expected to enter the market which could help other lagging housing sectors such as the move-up market.
19, 2013

Since the housing bubble burst, mortgage lenders have instituted stringent requirements. WOSU takes a look at the current housing market and talks with a first-time homebuyer about the process.