Columbus, OH – Several union and neighborhood leaders joined Columbus city officials yesterday to support a municipal income tax increase. Issue one on the August 4th ballot would raise the city's income tax from 2% to 2.5%. Two groups have formed with hopes of defeating the measure. Mike Foley reports.
Columbus, OH – Many state employees have been laid off in recent months and many more have been asked to take unpaid furlough days to help save money amid the state's budget crunch. Some lawmakers think more cuts are in order. But what they want to cut might come as a surprise. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports.
Columbus, OH – At the heart of President Obama's economic recovery plan is the promise of new "green-collar" jobs. Ohio workers concerned about being laid-off from their blue collar jobs are wondering what those new positions will look like. Julie Grant reports.
Columbus, OH – What would God do? That's a question being asked by backers of social welfare programs who say more state money is needed to serve the poorest, oldest, and youngest citizens among us. Some state lawmakers reject the message, saying God does not take sides on tax issues. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles.
The temperatures are rising. People and their pets are happy to be outdoors more soaking up the sun's rays. Some really lucky pets live in the country or go on trips to the country and run free in the fresher air.
Although your pets might be having more fun in the sun, rising temperatures and more outdoor exposure is the perfect way for your best friend to pick up unwanted hitchhikers fleas and ticks. Adult fleas thrive at temperatures between 66-84 degrees Fahrenheit and humidity between 70-90%. Ticks show up when it's hot too.
Hocking Hills, OH – Many families are in the process of planning spring and summer vacations. Parents are discussing how to fill up this wonderful free time. Some people will fill their children's schedules to the brim being involved in multiple and various types of structured day camps or week camps. There are so many choices from sports to theater to art to nature. Other parents will just hang loose and flow with the wind, not involving their children in any structured events. I have always tried to strike a balance between structure and free time.