Columbus, OH – Ohioans have until Frebruary 24th to submit comments to the Ohio Department of Transportation on its plan to rebuild the I-70/71 split downtown. ODOT and the Federal Highway Administration say using Mound and Fulton streets as one-way urban corridor streets, adding more lanes to 70 and 71 and consolidating entrance and exit ramps will result in a safer freeway system. WCBE's Mike Foley talks with ODOT planning administrator Thom Slack.
Columbus, OH – The Ohio Deparment of Taxation says state government continues to offer more than a hundred different tax breaks, exemptions, and credits to businesses and families. Some lawmakers want greater scrutiny to see if some tax breaks should be dropped, so government programs would not have to be cut as deeply during the current state budget crisis. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports.
"Fiction has to make sense." Wilhelm Wexler (Armin Mueller Stahl in The International)
It should but doesn't apply to The International, an underwhelming thriller whose biggest draw is some fine photography of some fine world cities such as Milan, Berlin, Luxembourg, and New York. The film is inspired by scandal at the 1991 Bank of Credit and Commerce International in Pakistan, where Manuel Noriega and Saddam Hussein among others matriculated.
Being a non-shopper, I can hardly call myself expert on the parsing of a shopaholic in Confessions of a Shopaholic. But this I can say: Rebecca Bloomwood (Isla Fisher) is an addict of major proportions, unable to let go of the exhilaration that shopping brings, a feeling that the world is better for her purchases.
Columbus, OH – Columbus taxpayers aren't too happy with the unions representing city workers who have turned down Mayor Michael Coleman's request to freeze their pay to help the city deal with its budget problem. That was the sentiment expressed by several of the 35 people who spoke at a council budget hearing last night. WCBE's Jim Letizia reports.