WOSU News Archives For: January 27, 2014

Gov: Ohio Should Allow More School Calamity Days

As many Ohio school districts near or exceed their calamity days, Governor John Kasich says the number needs to be expanded this year.
January 27, 2014

Ohio Gov. John Kasich says school districts around the state need their number of weather-related days off increased to accommodate this year’s unusually severe weather.

Cold Puts Many Utility Customers In A Bind

The National Weather Service put nearly all of Ohio under a wind chill warning Monday as temperatures slipped and forecasters predicted wind chills well below zero into Tuesday.
27, 2014

The prolonged cold snap is putting many utility customers in a bind with inflated heating bills.

Taxi Companies Compete With On-Demand Black Car Service

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Uber Columbus offers a mobile phone app that allows customers to choose a livery driver on-demand.
27, 2014

Hailing a cab is no longer the only option for a quick ride in Columbus. A change to the city charter allows black car rides – or livery service – to be available on-demand. Workers in the niche market say it’s what clients want. But some in the taxicab industry say it encroaches on their customers.