Ohio is celebrating its 212th birthday with special events at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus.
Shareholders trying to get into J P Morgan Chase and Co.’s annual meeting held in Columbus were greeted by heavy security and groups of 30 to 40 protesters outside every entrance.
Election Day is mere hours away and both parties are making last minute calls to voters reminding them to vote. WOSU visited a couple of call centers and has this story.
Donations are down and food is running out at Ohio food banks. Religious and anti-hunger advocates are not just looking for canned donations, but also for some charitable action from the Senate. Religious groups have always weighed in on the food stamp program, but this time they are linking farm policies to poverty, nutrition and environmentalism. Senate Democrats are trying to bring the bill back to the floor this week.
Check Cashing was once relegated to stores that charged people without bank accounts top dollar to convert their paychecks into cash. Now a growing number of banks – and Walmart – are cashing in on the business.
The number of foreclosure filings in Ohio ballooned by nearly 24% last year. The problem has brought together a group of two dozen lawmakers, business leaders and others to figure out what can be done to help homeowners who losing their homes and to stop it from happening to others.