With harsh cold and snow forecast for much of the state in the next few days, officials in Ohio’s Department of Aging are urging precautions for older people who could be at increased risk of weather-related problems.
WOSU News Archives For September 2013
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An environmental group is calling for national policymakers to take action after a report shows significant increase in toxic algae. Ohio is on the list of states experiencing problems.
A lawsuit seeking to have the marriages of two gay couples recognized on death certificates has been expanded to include all similarly situated couples in Ohio, despite a statewide gay marriage ban.
The Obama administration is shifting into high gear to promote the newÂ healthÂ care law ahead of an Oct. 1 start date for uninsured people to begin signing up. HealthÂ and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius revelaed premiums and plan choices for 36 states where the federal government is taking the lead, including Ohio. The average sticker price [...]
A white gunman who spewed racial slurs before fatally shooting a black man and a police officer in a 1994 rampage at his Ohio apartment complex has been executed with the state’s last use of its execution drug.
Democrats say theyâ€™re pushing new legislation on abortion-related measures that were tucked into the state budget. The proposals come after an event that Democrats say gave women a voice, but some conservative activists say denied them a chance to speak.
Columbus police are back in their headquarters building this morning after an evacuation overnight. Superviser Robert Little says an explosion heard by employees about 7:30 last night is linked to a battery on a scissor-lift.
County Commissioners approved a sales tax hike this morning that puts Franklin County at the top in the 18-county central Ohio region. They say it is necessary due state funding cuts and more demand for services. But as WOSU reports critics say the move could have been avoided.
A Central Ohio jeweler who prosecutors say was the victim of a casino robbery last year has been charged with stealing precious metal from the store where he worked.
Faced with cuts in state aid and the need for new facilities, Franklin County officials Tuesday voted to increase the county’s portion of the sales tax. By unanimous vote commissioners raised the rate point-5 percent.