Republicans in the Ohio Senate are pushing for colleges to cut students’ costs by 5 percent and want the state to set up a drug prison where addicted inmates can get treatment.
While large businesses are showing signs of economic recovery, economists and other observers have begun to express concern that small businesses are still hurting.
Despite encouraging news from some analysts that the nation’s economy is on the mend, consumers continue to watch their spending. And that’s evident in recent retail earnings reports. WOSU spoke with a local retail analyst to find out why people still are not spending.
A statewide survey of physicians shows the recession is having a significant impact on doctors and patients alike.
The recycling industry is still hurting from the historic drop in prices for recyclable commodities last fall. But while demand for what comes out of recycling stations is sluggish, enthusiasm for what goes into them seems to be growing.
Many of Ohio’s counties face budgetary difficulty right now, and Morrow County is no different. Its commissioners have asked county employees to take two weeks off without pay before the end of the year to help close the budget gap – and the county’s sheriff said the jail may have to close.
The American Automobile Association predicts a slight decline in travel that’s more than 50 miles this holiday weekend. The auto club says gas prices are down but so is the economy.
As unemployment numbers increase, more laid-off workers are taking a different approach to the job market. Enrollment at community colleges and technical schools is growing. WOSU takes a look at this changing trend in higher education.
The deepening recession brings additional challenges to many Ohio residents, but for many others, the combination of higher costs and lower incomes is more of the same.