WOSU News Archives For: March 12, 2014

Smokers, Retailers React Negatively To Proposed Cigarette Tax

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4:37PM
March
12, 2014

Smokers and tobacco vendors are speaking out against a proposal to hike Ohio’s cigarette tax to help offset a cut to the state income tax.

Ohio Lawmakers OK 4 Extra ‘Snow Days’ For Schools

Snow covered street in Hilliard, Ohio.
Governor Kasich is expected to sign a compromise giving Ohio schools four additional snow days.
3:42PM
March
12, 2014

A compromise to give Ohio schools four extra calamity days is headed to Gov. John Kasich’s desk for his expected signature.

Winter Weather Returning After Brief Respite

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Central Ohio is expecting a mix of rain, sleet, and snow beginning Wednesday afternoon.
8:31AM
March
12, 2014

After being teased with a day of spring-like temperatures, Central Ohioans preparing for at least one more blast of winter.

Top Columbus Companies Bet On Big Data

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Columbus' largest businesses have formed Columbus Collaboratory to share consumer data.
5:00AM
March 12, 2014

Seven of Columbus’s biggest firms are making a big bet on big data. They have joined together to form a new company to collect and share information. It’s called the Columbus Collaboratory and leaders say it will create 100 new jobs.