Columbus, OH – A group of conservative ministers are asking pastors aroudn the country to use their sermons on September 28th to defy IRS rules on endorsing or opposing candidates for public offcie. Now, a group of liberal clergy in Ohio are blasting back. Ohio Public Radio's Karen Kasler reports.
Columbus, OH – Farmers have traditionally been a strong voting block for the Republican Party. But some of those farmers say they might be voting for Democrats this year. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles has details.
Columbus, OH – It seemed nothing would stop a November ballot proposal mandating seven paid sick days a year for most Ohio workers. But political considerations won out and derailed an issue supporters remain convinced would have been a success at the ballot box. Last week some Ohio labor unions, anti-poverty groups, and others dropped their campaign for a ballot issue requiring seven paid sick leave days a year. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen examines whether those groups wasted a lot of money by pushing the plan, then abandoning it.
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Columbus, OH – Ohioans will not be voting in November on a controversial proposal requiring all Ohio companies with more than 25 workers to grant full-timers at least seven paid sick leave days a year. Supporters have agreed to pull it from the ballot, and are planning a new strategy. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports.
Columbus, OH – The State Development Department has released what it calls a first of its kind plan to create jobs and grow the economy, with ways to track how the state is doing in those areas. Ohio Public Radio's Karen Kasler reports.
Columbus, OH – Children's Hospital in Columbus has been a part of the south side for more than a century. It's been recognized for a number of research efforts and the care it provides patients. Now the hospital looks to extend that beyond its doors to nearby neighborhoods in a new partnership with the City of Columbus. It's an initiative officials hope will benefit more than 10,000 south side residents and perhaps become a model for other parts of the city. Mike Foley reports.
Stuebenville, OH – During a campaign stop in Ohio, Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama fired back against comments from Republican rival John McCain's campaign manager who said the election is not about issues.
"We want to talk about issues, the issues that make a difference in your lives every single day," Obama told the crowd of about 300 invited guests.