Columbus, OH – A watered-down bill to slap new statewide regulations on adult entertainment businesses passed the Ohio House of Representatives Wednesday, but not until critics loudly bashed the measure on the House floor. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports.
Columbus, OH – While many political pundits, pollsters and reporters are paying close attention to the Republican and Democratic presidential races, many registered voters in Ohio are paying little attention. The latest University of Cincinnati Ohio Poll shows 26 percent of registered voters are paying a lot of attention, and 12 percent are not thinking at all abou the races. But Republican and Democratic voters give high marks to the candidates of their particular party. Hear Jim Letizia's interview with Eric Rademacher, who directs the Ohio Poll.
Columbus, OH – Two Republican lawmakers say they will vote against Governor Strickland's entire budget if it includes E-check, the controversial auto emissions testing program that was supposed to end this year. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports.
Yolanda King died late Tuesday in Santa Monica, California. The first-born daughter of Coretta Scott King and Martin Luther King Junior was 51. King visited Columbus back in January, giving a speech at Columbus State Community College. She urged people to use the power of choice and encouraged everyone to ask themselves some tough questions. Please listen to these audio clips from King's January 11th, 2007 Columbus visit.
Columbus, OH – Columbus school officials say charter schools and school vouchers continue to take a big bite out of the district's budget. But they say it's too early to start talking about a tax levy for next year. Alison Holm reports.
Ohio files suit against foster care agency - One poll shows a tight presidential race, while another finds little interest in that contest right now - Damage to crops in Ohio not as bad - Bicycle riders will raise safety awareness tonight - Truck owners support higher fuel efficiency standards
Columbus, OH – A legislative committee has watered down a bill to slap statewide limits on x-rated businesses across Ohio, and the full Ohio House of Representatives could vote on it as early as Wednesday. Meanwhile, a statewide poll shows Ohioans are split over the idea of cracking down on the topless bars and x-rated video stores. Both stories now from statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen.
Columbus, OH – A new statewide poll shows most Ohioans have a good impression of Governor Ted Strickland in his first four months on the job. The University of Cincinnati's Ohio Poll shows Strickland has the highest initial rating of any new Ohio governor in the poll's 26-year history. The legislature also received high approval. Hear a converstation with Ohio Poll director Eric Rademacher.