Columbus, OH – A poll of teenagers finds that a fourth of them admit to sexting --- sending sexually explicit photos of themselves to others by cellphone or computer. Ohio legislators are trying to get a handle on the problem. The House of Representatives has just okayed a proposal to make sure that when teens are punished by the criminal justice system for sexting....they're not punished too much. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports.
Columbus, OH – The House and Senate have both passed bills creating rules to oversee Ohio's four casinos. But with time ticking toward a deadline next week, the work is far from over. Ohio Public Radio's Karen Kasler reports.
Columbus, Oh – A worker at a Union County dairy farm has been charged with 12 counts of animal cruelty, after an animal welfare group released a video showing him and others beating cows with crowbars and pitchforks. Jim Letizia reports.
Columbus, OH – The Republican controlled Ohio Senate has refused to confirm Democratic Governor Ted Strickland's nominee to head the Ohio Department of Public Safety. As Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports, that decision came after more than two hours worth of fiery debates about politics...and its role in the confirmation process.
Columbus, OH – Ohio legislators plan to vote this week on new rules for the state's four new gambling casinos in Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, and Toledo. Among the proposed rules is a provision that would set up a new state commission to OVERSEE the casinos. How much the commissioners should be paid is sparking some debate, as statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports.
Columbus OH – some of the changes to Columbus' parking meter rates and hours begin to take effect in June. The changes are the product of an advisory committee comprised of business owners, residents, and municipal officials that was appointed by the city last year. Jim Letizia reports.