Columbus is host to the National Hockey League All Star game this week-end. The NHL showcase will bring thousands fans and visitors to the city as well as international media attention.
President Obama used a visit to Central Ohio to tout what he called the success of the federal stimulus package and to help Ohio Democrats. The president visited a Clintonville-area home Wednesday and attended a fund-raiser for Governor Strickland. The president maintains the economy is “on the right track.”
August home sales figures for central Ohio show the average price for houses rose by about one percent compared to July.
Voters in one part of Columbus will vote on two tax issues – the income tax and a school levy. South-Western City Schools is once again asking voters to increase their taxes. And once again the issue has generated fierce debate.
To prevent further budget cuts, Columbus City Council may ask voters to increase the city’s income tax. There is speculation city officials might go to the ballot in August rather than wait until November. WOSU looks at the pros and cons of a summer election.