Columbus, OH – In his speech to the nation's oldest civil rights organization last night, presidential candidate Barack Obama told the NAACP convention in Cincinnati that African Americans must show greater responsibility for improving their lives.
"We've got to demand more responsibility from Wall Street. But you know what, we also have to demand more from ourselves," he said.
Columbus, OH – A group of DHL and ABX employees, along with community leaders from southwest Ohio, are calling on the state to pursue anti-trust actions against DHL. State leaders say they are looking at that possibility. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports.
Columbus, OH – To keep Ohio's unemployment compensation fund from going broke, employers may have to pay higher taxes....and some jobless workers may have to see their benefits frozen. At least, those are two of several recommendations from an out-of-state consultant Ohio hired. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports.
Columbus, OH – Pit bulls have been blamed in a few very serious attacks in Ohio in recent weeks. In Lorain, a five-year-old boy was hospitalized after an attack by a pit bull. And last month, pit bulls mauled a Youngstown boy, bit a 12-year-old Cincinnati boy 16 times, and went after two suburban Columbus postal workers. But the problem pit bulls present is so difficult that two lawmakers with opposite views are teaming up to deal with it. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports.
Columbus, OH – It's likely that in November, Ohio voters will get a chance to vote on whether to authorize a $600 million gambling casino complex near Wilmington. The reason a vote is likely is that casino BACKERS are now wrapping up a well-financed drive to collect enough petition signatures to put the proposed constitutional amendment onto the ballot. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports that not everyone who's signing the petitions fits the stereotype.
Columbus, OH – The presidential candidates will both speak at the 99th annual NAACP convention in Cincinnati this week. Democratic Barack Obama plans to address the convention Monday night, while Republican John McCain speaks on Wednesday.
The first large gathering at the convention took place last night, with the NAACP board chairman and veteran civil rights leader Julian Bond stressing the need for change in Washington.
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Columbus, OH – While millions of people have embraced the numerous networking websites that exist, some are still apprehensive - partly due to a lack of knowledge of how they work. This week's Columbus Metropolitan Club forum focused on the benefits of the online networking trend, but there are also some security concerns to consider. Mike Foley reports.
Columbus, OH – It's been a very "green" year in the Ohio legislature, and environmental activists are pinching themselves in disbelief. They've won three different battles in just the first half of 2008, It's a "clean-sweep" that few statehouse-watchers --- let alone the activists themselves ---would have predicted. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports.