Ohio is celebrating its 212th birthday with special events at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus.
Gahanna City Council Members are expected to vote tonight on whether to allow firearms training programs at 2 city parks. Some residents are concerned about safety, but city leaders say safety measures will be in place.
Many young people get summer jobs….some at fast food restaurants, others are ice cream shops or maybe the local mall. There are some teens and twenty-something’s, though, that get to spend the summer working outdoors at some of the state’s best parks. WOSU reports on a federal program that’s helping Ohio’s young people learn basic job skills AND giving work to the unemployed.
In the shadow of significant budget deficits, all city departments have been forced to cut back. But one of the most deeply affected has been – and continues to be – the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department. WOSU’s Sadie Taylor reports.
For years, proposals to allow oil and gas drilling in state parks in Ohio have gone nowhere in the legislature. But now, supporters of the idea have won a small victory. Republicans who dominate the state senate have put the drilling proposal into their version of the state budget that has just been okayed by the senate. That is re-igniting the debate as statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports.
This week marks the anniversary of the start of the Montgomery bus boycott. WOSU Commentator Jerolyn Barbee says thanks.
The former Director of the Recreation and Parks Department and an employee get mostly probation after paying restitution.
Central Ohio Peace activists held a protest this morning on the steps of the Franklin County Board of Elections. Speakers called for the impeachment or President Bush because of the war in Iraq. Others protested what they called ‘Faith Based Machines’ – criticizing Ohio’s new electronic voting machines.