Ohio is celebrating its 212th birthday with special events at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus.
WOSU News Archives For: October 3, 2013
Thousands of school age children from Ohio and across the country might experience last minute itinerary changes in traditional trips to the nation’s capitol because of the government shutdown.
Thousands of federal employees continue to pass through the gates of the Defense Supply Center Columbus (DSCC). While many federal employees across the U.S. have been furloughed, it has not happened yet at the DSCC in Whitehall.
Aviation-related classes have been canceled at Ohio’s largest military base as a result of furloughs triggered by the federal government shutdown.
Thereâ€™s a push to implement a â€œStand Your Groundâ€ self-defense law in Ohio. Itâ€™s a lethal self-defense provision discussed at length after the death of Trayvon Martin in Florida. But some leaders fear the proposal would only increase violence in Ohio.
Lawmakers in the Ohio House have passed a bill that will take down some of the barriers local communities face in developing needle exchange programs for intravenous drug users. But the bipartisan bill had plenty of opposition.
Opponents of new laws restricting abortion in Ohio took their message back to the Ohio Statehouse Wednesday. But supporters of those new laws say they’re here to stay.