News

WCBE Newscasts
12:10 am
Tue January 30, 2007

9:06 Newscast

Columbus, OH – Stories you'll hear include:

Pharmaceutical company in Columbus sued...ATV market booming...Transportation officials look to reduce vehicle crashes involving deer...Ohio Secretary of State pushes idea to increase the number of poll workers...

WCBE Stories
1:00 am
Mon January 29, 2007

Eagle population soaring in Ohio

Columbus, OH – State wildlife officials say Ohio's bald eagle population continues to grow. The state's annual midwinter survey counted nearly 500 bald eagles. Hear WCBE's interview with Ohio Division of Wildlife biologist Mark Shieldcastle, who says the abundance of habitat has made it difficult to spot them.

WCBE Newscasts
12:56 am
Mon January 29, 2007

Noon newscast

Columbus, OH – Stories you'll hear include:

Former city parks director in Columbus sentenced...Pickerington man faces theft charges...Blood donations down in Central Ohio...Ohio Attorney General's office vows to correct school bus driver background checks...Feds approve Ohio's Wildlife Action Plan...Eagle population soaring in Ohio...

WCBE Newscasts
12:50 am
Mon January 29, 2007

9:06 Newscast

Columbus, OH – Stories you'll hear include:

Police identify jumper...Cardinal Health founder may face lawsuit...Financial literacy course proposed...Alabama assistant joins Browns...Bengals will evaluate character of players more closely...

WCBE Stories
1:25 am
Fri January 26, 2007

Columbus City Council expands on Mayor's budget

Columbus, OH – Columbus City Council has spent the past couple months analyzing Mayor Michael Coleman's proposed city budget. The seven-member panel plans to not only accept Coleman's blueprint, but also expand upon it.

WCBE Stories
1:22 am
Fri January 26, 2007

Blue bag recycling returns to Central Ohio

Columbus, OH – A pilot project in parts of Columbus failed last year. But Franklin County has implemented an internal blue bag recycling program and may expand it to other public places.

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WCBE Stories
1:14 am
Fri January 26, 2007

Columbus school officials look to resolve transportation issues

Columbus, OH – Columbus schools were back in session Friday, a day after the district had to cancel classes because of an issue involving bus drivers and background checks. A contractor responsible for some bus routes discovered it had not done complete criminal background checks on drivers. Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann wants the city to pursue criminal charges against the contractor. School district officials must iron out long-term transportation questions.

WCBE Newscasts
1:06 am
Fri January 26, 2007

Noon newscast

Columbus, OH – Stories you'll hear include:

Damra denies ties to Islamic Jihad...Columbus raises fees for business safety inspections...Columbus City Council amends drunken driving ordinances...Ohio Attorney General's office to keep emails on file longer...

WCBE Newscasts
12:57 am
Fri January 26, 2007

9:06 Newscast

Columbus, OH – Stories you'll hear include:

Keybank executive pleads guilty to fraud charges...Jesse Jackson wants more minorities in Ohio BWC management positions...Columbus revamps public utilities department...Norovirus cases suspected in Ohio...Franklin County creates internal recycling program...

WCBE Stories
1:24 am
Wed January 24, 2007

Two Columbus schools to close this year

Columbus, OH – The Columbus Board of Education has moved ahead with a plan to close schools, but there's fewer on the list than originally proposed.

WCBE Stories
1:12 am
Wed January 24, 2007

Ohio reacts to President Bush's plans

Columbus, OH – President Bush delivered his State of the Union Tuesday night. Hear reaction from Senators Voinovich and Brown, and a health care advocate.

WCBE Newscasts
1:07 am
Wed January 24, 2007

806 cast

Columbus, OH – Stories you'll hear include:

Student charged in Columbus shooting death...Police say robbery suspect likely drowned...HD programming more available in Columbus...Unemployment rate analysis...

WCBE Newscasts
3:37 am
Tue January 23, 2007

Noon newscast

Columbus, OH – Stories you'll hear include:
Student questioned in shooting death of Southeast Columbus business owner...Ohio's unemployment rate spikes again...Report says Ohio loses thousands of jobs every year due to free trade agreements...Consumer watchdog opposes AEP's rate increase...Columbus City Council approves tax package for Crafts Americana...Unofficial numbers show 40 percent of women who gave birth last year were not married...

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2:57 am
Tue January 23, 2007

So long Ohio Union

Columbus, OH – The more than half-century-old Ohio Union has taken at least a three-year hiatus. All the union's organizations have moved to other locations on campus, like Ohio Stadium and Lincoln Tower. Because it no longer meets the needs of students, crews will tear down the campus landmark and build a more modern and space-friendly facility. Hear WCBE's conversation with Ohio Union Assistant Director Marie Thornhill, who says the memories created at the old building will never be forgotten.

WCBE Stories
2:39 am
Tue January 23, 2007

Columbus City Council welcomes new members, elects president

Columbus, OH – Andy Ginter and Priscilla Tyson offically joined Columbus City Council at the panel's first meeting of 2007. The seven-member council also elected Mike Mentel president.

WCBE Newscasts
2:31 am
Tue January 23, 2007

6:33 newscast

Columbus, OH – Stories you'll hear include:
Sexual assault trial for two Dublin high school teachers resumes...More criticism of Bush's Iraq strategy...Southwest Ohio man wants new lawyer...Another Bengal arrested...

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WCBE Stories
10:41 am
Mon January 22, 2007

Mentel wants top spot on city council

Columbus, OH – Columbus City Council's Mike Mentel has two elections this year. One doesn't have any challengers at the moment. Mentel is the only council member expressing interest in assuming the role of president, given the resignation of long-time leader Matt Habash. Mentel also faces re-election in November. Hear Mentel's conversation with WCBE on what he'll bring to the presidency.

WCBE Newscasts
10:31 am
Mon January 22, 2007

6:33 newscast

Columbus, OH – Stories you'll hear include:
Central Ohio man shoots and kills wife, then himself...Search continues for at least two people who were in a car that crashed into a river in Eastern Ohio...Governor Strickland delays three executions, makes more appointments...OSU Women's hoops squad wins again...

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WCBE Newscasts
1:47 am
Mon January 22, 2007

Noon newscast

Columbus, OH – Stories you'll hear include:
Child dies in Toledo fire...Gas line explosion in Medina disrupts service at hospital, homes and schools...Gun and note demanding money not enough evidence to convict, according to Stark County jury...Police make more drunken driving arrests in Columbus...Republican sheriff asks for help from Strickland and Brown in AK Steel lockout...Gas under two bucks in Ohio...Ohio college helps Bono

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1:53 am
Fri January 19, 2007

Voluntary recycling up despite failed pilot project

Columbus, OH – 2006 was a mixed bag for recycling in Columbus. In December, City Council approved legislation requiring builders to recycle a percentage of the debris from demolished buildings. But Project Blue-bag, the test project for residents, ended in July as a result of low participation. In the final part of our look back at 2006 with Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman, he says because voluntary recycling is growing, there's no plans to require residents to recycle.

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