Columbus, OH – Next month will mark the one year anniversary of a law creating a new statewide license for cable operators. The law was supposed to bring competition into the cable industry in Ohio, and many were hoping that would mean more choices and better rates. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler has examines that issue in the second of a two part report.
Columbus, OH – High fuel prices and growing concerns about pollution are spurring not only individuals, but corporations and municipalities to find ways to cut fuel consumption and control emissions. One Ohio non-profit is launching a new program to help fleet managers achieve those goals. Alison Holm reports.
Columbus, OH – School districts around the state are suffering increased costs to transport Ohio's $1.8 million students to-and-from class. Kimberli Hagelberg of member station WCPN in Cleveland reports on how some districts are dealing with rising fuel costs.
Columbus, OH – It's been 10 months since state lawmakers approved a new statewide license for cable operators. The law was supposed to bring competition into the cable industry in Ohio. But some say it's taking a very valuable resource away from Ohioans. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler has the first of a two part check into what's happened since the law took effect.
Columbus, OH – Ohio's payday loan stores are funding a petition drive to ask voters in November to repeal a new state law limiting the interest rate they can charge for short term loans. But some petition circulators are using a misleading sales pitch to convince people to sign. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports.
Columbus, OH – The number of wind turbines being erected across the country is rapidly growing, as are the number of companies making parts for the devices. State Development officials are hoping to lure some of those companies to Ohio. Eric Wellman of member station WCPN in Cleveland has the story.
Columbus, OH – A lot of retailers throughout Ohio are offering "back to school" sales this time of year. The Ohio Attorney General's office warns Ohioans to make sure the sale is legitimate. In an interview with Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles, Nadine Ballard with the A-G's office explains some sales are not always bargains.
Columbus, OH – Opposing sides in that bitter battle over newly-passed limits on payday loans both want a possible ballot measure on the issue phrased in a way that would put them on the vote no side. Each group claims the other is trying to confuse voters and get an unfair advanatage. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports.
Columbus, OH – There's a new way that political activists and public policy wonks can get detailed information about state and local government in Ohio --- it's as near as your computer, and it's being called a Wikipedia for Ohio. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports.