WOSU News Archives For: April 23, 2014

Koch Brothers Group Urges ‘No’ Vote on Columbus Zoo Levy

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Front entrance to Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
1:38PM
April 23, 2014

The Virginia-based group, Americans for Prosperity, has sent mailers to some households in Franklin County urging a ‘no’ vote on Issue 6, a proposed 1.25 mill property tax levy for Columbus Zoo operations.

Honda Parts Supplier To Plead Guilty To Price Fixing

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The company makes power steering assemblies used in many Honda vehicles.
12:39PM
April 23, 2014

Showa Corp., a Honda supplier that operates a plant in Sunbury, has agreed to pay a nearly $20 million criminal fine related to a federal price fixing charge.

New Consortium To Offer Job Training To Local Students

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Students can take job training courses in four fields, including robotics and information technology.
9:01AM
April
23, 2014

Beginning in the fall, several local high schools will offer students a head start in getting ready for college or the work force.

State Parks To Get Big Upgrade

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Through a website, parks visitors will help decide which camp sites, cabins, lodges, restrooms, shower houses, trails, roads and wastewater treatment facilities see improvements.
8:20AM
April
23, 2014

State officials are preparing to invest $88.5 million to upgrade and modernize trails, campgrounds and recreational facilities in Ohio’s state parks over the next two years.

Contractors Worried About Funding For Road Projects

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The Obama administration has suggested a $300 billion plan to change corporate tax laws and close loopholes, but lawmakers could also dip into the treasury for short-term funding.
7:33AM
April
23, 2014

As road construction season gets underway in Ohio, some in the industry are worried about the flow of money from the federal government to help pay for the projects drivers will see next year.

Gay Marriage Activists Will Wait Despite Ballot Board Ruling

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The proposed amendment is not related to a federal judge's recent decision ordering Ohio authorities to recognize the marriages of gay couples performed in other states.
7:30AM
April
23, 2014

Ian James with the group FreedomOhio says there’s not enough time to get the necessary signatures to put the issue before voters this November.