Columbus, Oh – Thursday night the Columbus Blue Jackets won their first game under interim head coach Claude Noel. The Jackets beat Dallas on an empty-net goal by R.J. Umberger. Noel is taking over for Ken Hitchcock, who says he was not completely surprised by the team's decision to let him go. Alison Holm reports.
Columbus, OH – Ohio's Inspector General says former Columbus Public Service Director Henry Guzman may have committed criminal acts in the way he conducted business while serving as the head of the Ohio Department of Public Safety. But some people think the Inspector General's report is based on a flawed and insufficient investigation. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports.
Columbus, OH – The Ohio legislature has approved placing a $700 million bond package to fund the Third Frontier high-tech jobs program before the voters in May. Backers say the four-year bond issue will continue funding a program that created 48,999 jobs since its launch in 2002. The program provides startup money for companies in targeted industries such as alternative energy, biomedicine and advanced materials. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports.
Columbus, Ohio – Wednesday was national signing day, when hundreds of high school football players formally declare their college of choice. Ohio State signed 18 players, including two quarterbacks, two running backs, AND three defensive linemen. The Buckeyes signed nine in-state players, while Michigan signed 10 players from Ohio. Former Buckeye and NFL quarterback Mike Tomczak looks to help young athletes and their families in the decision-making process. Tomczak was a three-year starter who led the Buckeyes to a Big Ten championship and a Rose Bowl berth in 1984.
Columbus, OH – It's now official-- Ohio voters will indeed decide the fate of a plan for the state to once again borrow hundreds of millions of dollars and funnel it to high-tech companies and university researchers. This is in hopes they'll create jobs. Legislators gave the final approval to a compromise version of the plan Wednesday afternoon. Details now from statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen.
Columbus, OH – Ohio voters will decide this fall who will lead the Ohio Supreme Court. Current Chief Justice Thomas Moyer will not be able to run for that post again because of age limits and one central Ohio Democrat is running for that seat. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports.