WOSU News Archives For: March 18, 2013

Central Ohio GOP Congressman Weighs Budget Possibilities

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Republican U.S. Congressman Pat Tiberi gives remarks at Columbus gathering of federal and state low-income housing advocates. The seventh term congressman represents Columbus' eastern and northern suburbs.
3:21PM
March 18, 2013

U.S. Republican Congressman Pat Tiberi of Genoa Township Monday says there’s “an opportunity” for democrats and republicans on Capitol Hill to reach a budget compromise.

Environmentalists Push To Ban Ohio’s Monitoring Of Storage Wells

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The early stages of a waste water well being drilled in Mahoning County.
12:54PM
March
18, 2013

A coalition of environmental and community groups is asking federal regulators to suspend Ohio’s authority to monitor wells that store drilling waste water.

DeWine To Convene Grand Jury For Steubenville Case

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Lady Justice sits atop the Jefferson County Courthouse in downtown Steubenville. The community has struggled with media attention since two high school football players were charged with and convicted of rape.
8:12AM
March 18, 2013

Ohio’s attorney general says he’ll convene a grand jury to investigate whether other people should be charged in a rape of a teenage girl beyond two boys who were found guilty.

Ohio Democrats Gather In Columbus For Annual Dinner

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Cuyahoga County Executive Ed Fitzgerald is so far the only Ohio Democrat to form an exploratory committee for a possible run for governor in 2014.
7:57AM
March
18, 2013

Ohio Democrats had a big weekend as they started planning for big campaigns ahead next year. The Ohio Democratic Party’s annual statewide dinner began just hours after a possible contender declined to run in the 2014 governor’s race.

Vinyl Records Make A Big Comeback in Columbus

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Musicol has been using equipment like this to press vinyl records since 1971.
5:00AM
March 18, 2013

Vinyl record sales have been rising for the past five years. Columbus has long boasted a vibrant record market and is home to the region’s only recording pressing facility.