Foreclosures during the Great Recession added to thousands of blighted properties in Columbus. But, a state program helped fund demolition of many of those houses and apartment units.
There was more bad news about Ohio’s floundering racetrack industry today at a meeting of the Ohio Racing Commission. Officials tried to use the bad news as a sales pitch for their proposal to allow slot machines at the tracks. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports.
More than 300 Ohioans who breed, feed, and race horses rallied at the statehouse in Columbus today, proclaiming that legalizing slot machines at race tracks was the best way to save their sinking industry in the Buckeye State. Correspondent Bill Cohen was there too. Here is his report.
Election 08 continues in the Ohio Supreme Court where the campaign of 15th congressional district hopeful Steve Stivers filed a lawsuit against the Secretary of State over how provisional ballots are counted.
A familiar debate is taking shape in the race for Ohio Attorney General as candidates talk about the process they would use to hire outside law firms to do work for the A-G’s office.
It appears increasingly likely that Republican nominee-in-waiting John McCain will introduce his vice-presidential pick tomorrow in Ohio.
The wife of Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama campaigned for him in Columbus Friday. In a speech to more than 300 on the Ohio State University campus, Michelle Obama portrayed her husband as a uniter with a world view.
For years, Ohio race tracks have lobbied unsuccessfully for the right to host slot machines or other new forms of gambling. Now, there is a new plan to expand gambling in Ohio but the racetracks do not like it.
Gov. Ted Strickland is threatening a veto if Ohio legislators move ahead with a plan to legalize betting on video-tape replays of old horse races from around the country.
People who go to Ohio race tracks will soon be allowed to place bets on video-taped races from decades ago, if state senators get their way. On a vote of 25 to 8, they approved a bill Wednesday authorizing the new twist on horserace betting, and they sent the measure to the Ohio House for more scrutiny.
Unofficially, Republican incumbent Deborah Pryce beat Democratic challenger Mary Jo Kilroy by little more than one thousand votes