WOSU News Archives For: May 22, 2013

Ohio Lawmakers Approve Internet Cafe Crackdown

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Governor Kasich is expected to sign a bill passed by the Ohio Senate that essentially bans so-called Internet gambling cafes.
3:41PM
May
22, 2013

An effective ban on Internet cafes targeted as illegal gambling operations has cleared the Ohio Legislature after more than two years of wrangling.

Survey: Fewer Travelers During Memorial Holiday

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AAA predicts a decrease in Memorial Day week-end travel in Ohio and across the nation
3:17PM
May 22, 2013

AAA says fewer Ohioans will travel this Memorial Day week-end. Kimberly Schwind of Ohio AAA says a sluggish economy and higher gas prices will keep some cars off the road.

April Was Second-Best Month Ever For Columbus Home Sales

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April home sales rose 36.7 percent in Columbus compared to last year. Price fell 1.4 percent compared to April 2012.
11:39AM
May
22, 2013

April home sales increased 20 percent statewide and 36 percent in Columbus compared to the previous year.

Senate Democrats Offer Slew Of Ohio Budget Changes

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Democrats in the Ohio Senate want to swap a income tax cut in the proposed state budget for more money for education.
11:32AM
May
22, 2013

Democrats in the Ohio Senate want to redirect millions of dollars from a proposed income tax cut to education.

Teen Accused Of Killing Brothers Pleads Not Guilty

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Fay told officers that the Romes brothers were dead and pointed authorities to their bodies after he was found with a stolen car in Columbus.
8:04AM
May
22, 2013

A 17-year-old boy charged with killing two teenage brothers in northwest Ohio has pleaded not guilty.

Conservatives Protest Ohio Dems, IRS

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A "Don't Tread On Me" flag flies above an Ohio flag at a Cincinnati Tea Party protest on Tuesday.
7:31AM
May
22, 2013

Protesters turned out in Columbus and Cincinnati on Tuesday to criticize Democrats and the Internal Revenue Service.