WOSU News Archives For: 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 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.
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.
The Tea Partyâ€™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 yearâ€™s statewide ballot.
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 Ohioâ€™s economy; victims say it lets wrong-doers off the hook. Here’s the story of one woman affected by the legislation.