Ohio is celebrating its 212th birthday with special events at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus.
The U.S. Secretary of Energy has announced the awarding of $75 million in federal stimulus money to American Electric Power’s Ohio subsidiary. Steven Chu says the money is part of the Obama administration’s efforts to update the country’s power grid.
President Obama’s transportation secretary was in Columbus Tuesday where he toured a bus facility recently renovated with the help of federal stimulus dollars. But during a press conference afterward, the talk quickly turned to what backers say is a need for passenger rail service.
Run your dish washer at midnight instead of at noon and pay less for your electricity. That’s the kind of choice Ohio consumers may soon have, after special new high-tech electricity meters are installed. In fact, American Electric Power has just announced it’s going after federal stimulus money to help pay for the pilot project.
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.
Democrats and Republicans continue to debate the effectiveness of federal stimulus dollars that were provided to states earlier this year.
WOSU’s Kim Fox talks with Dovetail Solar and Energy’s Al Frasz about renewable energy.
Governor Ted Strickland announced dozens of highway projects that will get a boost from federal stimulus funds. The new projects are spread across the state and will bring thousands of jobs.
The economic stimulus plan is funneling money into the City of Columbus. Some of the first recipients funding are now City of Columbus police officers.
National Consumer Protection Week begins Sunday, March 1st. Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray has launched a statewide consumer awareness campaign – and a new website – that he hopes will combat the increasing number of scams.
27 Police recruits are back on the job for the City of Columbus. Mayor Michael Coleman made the announcement this morning, “They were scheduled to be laid off Friday because of the stimulus package, because of President Obama and the Attorney General Eric Holder, the Justice Department, these recruits will now be police officers.”