WOSU News Archives For: March 11, 2013

Proposal Would Boost Ohio’s Speed Limit To 70 mph

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An Ohio Senate panel could vote this week on whether to raise the state speed limit to 70 mph in some areas.
3:43PM
March
11, 2013

An Ohio Senate panel is considering changes that would increase the state’s maximum speed limit from 65 mph to 70 mph on interstate highways outside of urban areas.

Democrat Presses Development Official On JobsOhio

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A Democratic lawmaker has pushed to temporarily halt some state development spending amid a dispute involving Governor John Kasich's private job-creation entity, JobsOhio.
3:39PM
March 11, 2013

A powerful legislative panel has rebuffed a Democratic state representative’s effort to put a temporary halt to some state development spending amid a dispute involving Gov. John Kasich’s private job-creation entity, JobsOhio.

Dem FitzGerald Readies 2014 Run For Ohio Governor

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Democratic government official in northeastern Ohio, Ed FitzGerald, announced Monday he's forming an exploratory committee to consider a bid for governor in 2014.
2:31PM
March 11, 2013

A top Democratic government official in northeastern Ohio said he’s forming an exploratory committee to consider a bid for governor in 2014.

Budget, Tax Plan Remain The Focus For State Lawmakers

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8:57AM
March
11, 2013

Ohio Governor John Kasich’s proposals for a new state budget and the biggest tax changes in four decades are in the spotlight again this week as state legislators continue committee hearings.

Ohio Drivers Get Break At The Gas Pump

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The national average for regular gas is $3.70 per gallon, down a nickel compared with a week ago.
7:58AM
March
11, 2013

Analysts say prices could continue to drop as oil prices approach their lowest point of the year.

Investigators Say Speed Likely A Factor In Crash That Left 6 Dead

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7:23AM
March
11, 2013

Investigators have refused to speculate whether drugs or alcohol played a role in one of the deadliest auto accidents in state history.

Tensions Increase At Troubled Wilberforce University

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Inside of a damaged dormitory room in Valentine Hall at Wilberforce University.
5:00AM
March
11, 2013

Wilberforce University is the oldest black owned private university in the country. But the 157 year old school near Xenia faces an uncertain future. Students and faculty members worry the university may close if it cannot get more resources to fix the financial and structural problems on campus. The troubles have increased tensions at the university.