WOSU News Archives For: July 8, 2013

Casino June Revenues Down; Columbus Has Uptick In Table Games

Hollywood Columbus experienced a 3.5 percent increase at its table games in June, but overall the casino saw a 1.5 percent total revenue decline.
8, 2013

The summer vacation season has not been good to Ohio’s four casinos. But as WOSU breaks down the numbers, it finds a tiny bright spot.

Petro Backs Repeal Of Gay Marriage Ban

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July 8, 2013

A prominent Ohio Republican says he’s supporting an effort to overturn Ohio’s ban on same-sex marriage.

Death Penalty Panel: Save Punishment For Worst Of The Worst

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8, 2013

A task force reviewing Ohio’s death penalty law recommends narrowing the number of crimes that qualify for capital punishment.

Columbus Mega-Church Seeks Injunction For Protesters

Members of Minutemen United have directed months of protests at the Vineyard Columbus church because of what the group calls its "passive resistance" to abortion and gay marriage.
July 8, 2013

A Columbus mega-church is going to court to try to stop a national conservative Christian group from protesting near the church’s parking lot.

Ohio’s Ongoing Foreclosure Problem

Ohio's housing market continues to improve, but the state still had more than 90,000 foreclosures last year.
8, 2013

Each month, sales reports say the housing market is recovering in Ohio and in the rest of the country. But Ohio still had more than 90,000 foreclosures last year. A recent fair-lending conference in Cleveland sought to identify the reasons for the ongoing foreclosure problem.

Model Trains Help Columbus Man Realize Railroading Dream

Howard Smith, President of the Columbus Model Railroad Club
8, 2013

Howard Smith has had a life-long interest in railroading. His goal of working for a railroad did not materialize but another dream has. Smith is a model train enthusiast and is president of the Columbus Model Railroad Club.