WOSU News Archives For: August 21, 2013

Ohio Manufacturers Optimistic About Future

This week, the Small Business Administration announced that it’s made nearly 130 loans to northern Ohio manufacturers in this most current fiscal year, which looks to be on par with 2012.
21, 2013

New figures from the Small Business Administration and a survey by an accounting firm show manufacturers feeling good about their future.

Chevy Truck Is Ohio’s Most Stolen Vehicle

Nationwide, the most stolen type of vehicle in 2012 was the Honda Accord, with more than 58,000 thefts of that car reported.
21, 2013

A not-for-profit organization targeting insurance fraud and vehicle theft says large Chevrolet pickup trucks were the type of vehicle most reported stolen in Ohio last year and were ranked fourth on the national list.

Central Ohio Home Sales Up First 6 Months

The more than 2,800 homes sold in Central Ohio last month marked the best July ever for the region.
21, 2013

The Columbus Association of Realtors said more homes were sold in the first seven months of the year than any other year they’ve kept records.

Interstate 71 Reopens After Body Found In Road

Interstate 71 northbound was closed Wednesday morning between I-670 and Cooke Rd. It was expected to remain closed through the morning commute.
August 21, 2013

All lanes of Interstate 71 have reopened north of downtown Columbus after being closed for several hours early Wednesday.

Environmentalists Ask For Answers In EPA Resignation

George Elmaraghy has been with the Ohio EPA for 38 years. He says he was forced to resign because of pressure from the coal industry.
August 21, 2013

Some environmental group are asking the Ohio EPA to weigh in on accusations that a top manager resigned because of pressure from the coal industry.

First Day Of School Could Feel Especially Long

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21, 2013

Columbus City Schools administrators say a bus driver shortage will mean morning delays of up to 30 minutes for elementary students and high schools being stuck up to two hours after school.