The Youngstown Vindicator says former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland will run for the Senate next year.
Ohio State University says it would offer additional financial aid and emergency loans to students and their families dealing with increased economic hardships.
During the past week many democrats have switched sides in support of the presumptive democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama. Senator Sherrod Brown, who remained neutral throughout the primary season, has made his endorsement.
Many Central Ohio commuters are turning to public transportation to ease the pain of rising gas prices. So far this year, the Central Ohio Transit Authority reports a 7.6 percent passenger increase compared to last year. And in the last couple months, COTA ridership has jumped by double digits.
Higher fuel prices are driving more people to choose vehicles that get higher gas mileage. And car makers – including Honda in Marysville – are scrambling to keep up. The factory shut down production Thrusday and Friday to adjust inventory levels.
As vacation season approaches, many travelers may be factoring high gas prices into their plans. That could be good news for Ohio’s 38 billion dollar tourism industry. Ohio hotel operators and state officials expect the gas prices to keep some Ohioans closer to home this summer.
Graduation is approaching for many college seniors and these students are learning the challenges of joining the job market. Many students in this situation may be familiar with career fairs. It’s when big company recruiters talk with graduating seniors. But Otterbein College hosted a different kind of career fair Thursday. The big business executives were replaced by leaders of not-for-profit organizations.
The Columbus Symphony has canceled its popular summer series and will suspend operations June 1. While the symphony is legally obligated to pay the musicians until the end August, officials say there is not enough money.
Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman says he wants to bring international bio-technology companies into the city. Coleman recently returned from a trade trip in Israel and he spoke downtown about he plans to bring Israeli companies into the Central Ohio economy.
A state audit says the district cannot properly account for nearly a million dollars in grant money. The report also shows that Columbus City Schools has failed to correct past financial problems.