Columbus, OH – After extensive campaigns to encourage residents to recycle and continued increases in the amount of items being recycled, the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio is now considering accepting trash from outside of its primary boundary of Franklin County. SWACO's Board of Trustees will discuss the idea at a retreat today. Spokesperson John Remy tells Mike Foley, the proposal stems from the recession and the authority's budget.
Columbus, OH – Just a month ago, President Obama used Columbus police recruits as a way to illustrate to reporters how some of the money from the $787 billion economic stimulus package would be used. He promised those recruits, who the city said it couldn't afford to hire as officers, would have jobs after they graduate if the plan was passed. That happened, so today, the president himself attended the graduation ceremony. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports.
Columbus, OH – The details of Ohio Governor Ted Strickland's education proposal are still being worked out, and school districts around the state are trying to determine what it will mean for them. The Columbus City School district is no exception. Alison Holm reports.
Columbus, OH – Ohio legislators keep talking up the idea of handing income tax credits to people and companies that invest in movies and TV productions shot on location in Ohio. But the lawmakers have yet to agree on how big the tax credit program should be. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports on the competing House and Senate tax credit plans.