WOSU News Archives For: June 21, 2013

Ohio Prisons Privatize Meal Service To Save Money

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State prisons like the Chillicothe Correctional Institution have decided to privatize food service to save money.
June 21, 2013

The Ohio prison system has announced the privatization of food service operations in a move to save $14 million annually.

Gay Pride Festival Organizers Boost Security

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Organizers of the Gay Pride Festival 2013 in Columbus are increasing security after recent violent incidents against gay men.
21, 2013

Organizers for this weekend’s gay PRIDE parade will have tighter security measures in place this year, after recent violent incidents injuring gay men.

Jobless Rate Stays Flat As State Adds 32,000 Jobs

Ohio's unemployment rate remained unchanged from April to May, even though the state added 32,100 jobs. State leaders say the job gains were offset by a growing workforce and more people looking for jobs.
June 21, 2013

Ohio’s jobless rate remained unchanged from April to May, but state labor officials are still painting it as a positive report.

Big Tax Cuts And A Sales Tax Hike In New Budget Plan

Ohio Statehouse in downtown Columbus
21, 2013

Ohio lawmakers have come to an agreement on a new tax reform plan that they say is fair and will help all Ohioans. The plan will provide income tax breaks to nearly all Ohioans but will raise some taxes and shift some tax burdens.