WOSU News Archives For: July 22, 2014

Council Sets Regulations For Uber, Lyft And Other Car Services

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Columbus City Council last night approved a series of rules to regulate private car services.
12:46PM
July
22, 2014

Columbus City Council last night approved a series of rules to regulate car services Uber and Lyft.

2014 Butter Sculpture Pays Homage To Ohio

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The 2014 butter display at the Ohio State Fair in Columbus portrays 15 intricate state symbols that showcase the character and spirit of Ohio.
12:26PM
July 22, 2014

Equipped with 2,000 pounds of butter, sculptors spent more than 500 hours sculpting the cow and calf, and 15 other symbols that represent Ohio.

Home Sales In Central Ohio Getting Hotter This Summer

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June home sales in Central Ohio show an increase of 11.2 percent from May.
11:19AM
July
22, 2014

More home buyers in Central Ohio are closing the deal. Home sales in Central Ohio rose last month by more than 11 percent compared to May.
However, the figures were down more than 3 percent from June of last year.

Ohio Base Workers Offered Buyouts Ahead Of Layoffs

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Civilian employees at Wright Patterson AFB offered incentives to retire before layoffs in October.
10:34AM
July
22, 2014

Civilian employees at Ohio’s largest military base will have until Aug. 1 to notify officials if they plan to retire or leave with incentives ahead of hundreds of layoffs this fall.

Judge Denies Early Release For Disgraced Former State Lawmaker

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Weddington's motion said he has participated in community service activities and been a literacy tutor for other inmates.
10:19AM
July 22, 2014

Columbus Democrat Carlton Weddington pleaded guilty in 2012 to charges of bribery, election falsification and filing a false financial disclosure statement. He’s served two years of a three-year sentence.

OSU Rakes In $404 Million In Donations In Fiscal Year

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The donations reported in the fiscal year ending June 30 were just shy of the record $407 million in 2011-12.
9:02AM
July
22, 2014

Ohio State University says it took in a near-record $404 million in donations in the past 12 months.

Working-Class Whites Now Fewer Than Half Of Ohio Voters

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Unpublished 2014 census figures show about 4.1 million, or 48 percent, of eligible voters in Ohio are working-class whites. That's down from 50.5 percent in November 2012.
7:28AM
July
22, 2014

New census data show working-class whites now make up less than half of Ohio’s eligible voters, a demographic change that has both parties expanding their efforts to reach other voters.