Columbus, OH – Mourners came from all around Ohio to remember Republican Congressman Paul Gillmor of Tiffin, who lay in state in the Rotunda at the Statehouse this morning. Ohio Public Radio's Karen Kasler spoke to some of those who stood in line to pay their respects, including political insiders, former employees and family friends.
Columbus, OH – At a memorial service in the Ohio statehouse today (Tuesday), congressman Paul Gillmor was praised as a dedicated honest public official. Gillmor died last Wednesday in Washington after falling down the stairs in his apartment. Dozens of Gillmor's colleagues in Congress flew to Columbus for the memorial service, and some of Ohio's top government leaders recalled him as a politician and as a man. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen files this report.
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Columbus, OH – Over the next two years, an estimated 200-thousand Ohio homeowners could see their adjustable mortgage rates soar, making it hard for them to keep up their monthly payments. Thousands of others are already facing foreclosure. That's why a special "Foreclosure Prevention Task Force" approved more than 2 dozen recommendations today (Monday). Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports.
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Columbus, OH – A new poll suggests Ohio voters are favoring democratic candidates for president in 2008. But as Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports, republicans are not putting much stock in the findings.
Columbus, OH – After opening the 2007 football season against a program he coached for 15 years, game two for Jim Tressel and the Ohio State Buckeyes brings another set of memories. Mike Foley reports.
Columbus, OH – Roughly 45,000 Somalis call Central Ohio home and have brought with them their own customs and traditions. But some of those are causing conflicts in their Columbus-area neighborhoods, including the centuries-old custom of using Kaht. The natural stimulant from East Africa is illegal in the U.S., and one Ohio lawmaker has proposed a tougher law to prosecute those possessing it. But many Central Ohio Somalis are unaware of the legal and health issues Khat raises, according to Columbus Community Relations director Jim Stowe.
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