WOSU News Archives For: September 30, 2013

Shutdown Could Affect Thousands At Columbus-Area Supply Center

Columbus, Ohio workers could be affected by a looming government shutdown.
September 30, 2013

With a federal government shutdown looming, a number of employees at the Defense Supply Center Columbus could be affected. Just how many is uncertain. It employs about 9,000 people, both military and civilian.

Ohio Braces For Potential Government Shutdown

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The Federal Government could shut down at midnight if Republican and Democratic lawmakers fail to come to an agreement on a federal spending bill.
September 30, 2013

Ohio is bracing for the potential consequences of a looming government shutdown, from workers who live paycheck to paycheck to program directors worried about further impacts for already dwindling services for low-income clients.

Ohio Drunken Driver Registry Incomplete

An investigation shows an online registry of repeat drunk drivers is incomplete.
September 30, 2013

A newspaper investigation shows the Ohio online registry of repeatedly convicted drunken drivers includes information from only about half of the counties in the state and doesn’t include some habitual offenders.

Ohio Tea Party Convention Shows Split With GOP

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The Ohio Tea Party convened in Columbus in preparation for the 2014 statewide elections.
30, 2013

The Tea Party’s annual statewide We The People Convention was a sellout. More than 300 activists gathered in a ballroom at the Columbus Convention Center to talk about religion in politics, the economy, a Constitutional amendment for a federal balanced budget, Medicaid expansion and a preview of next year’s statewide ballot.

Tort Reform 10 Years Later: Is It Working?

It's been 10 years since Ohio legislators passed sweeping tort reform laws. Supporters say the laws help the economy and reduce frivolous suits. But critics say it let's wrong-doers off the hook.
30, 2013

A decade ago, Ohio passed so-called tort reform laws which severely limited jury awards in negligence and malpractice cases. Supporters say the laws have helped Ohio’s economy; victims say it lets wrong-doers off the hook. Here’s the story of one woman affected by the legislation.