Columbus, OH – Ohioans will not be voting in November on a controversial proposal requiring all Ohio companies with more than 25 workers to grant full-timers at least seven paid sick leave days a year. Supporters have agreed to pull it from the ballot, and are planning a new strategy. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports.
Columbus, OH – The State Development Department has released what it calls a first of its kind plan to create jobs and grow the economy, with ways to track how the state is doing in those areas. Ohio Public Radio's Karen Kasler reports.
Columbus, OH – Children's Hospital in Columbus has been a part of the south side for more than a century. It's been recognized for a number of research efforts and the care it provides patients. Now the hospital looks to extend that beyond its doors to nearby neighborhoods in a new partnership with the City of Columbus. It's an initiative officials hope will benefit more than 10,000 south side residents and perhaps become a model for other parts of the city. Mike Foley reports.
Stuebenville, OH – During a campaign stop in Ohio, Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama fired back against comments from Republican rival John McCain's campaign manager who said the election is not about issues.
"We want to talk about issues, the issues that make a difference in your lives every single day," Obama told the crowd of about 300 invited guests.
Columbus, OH – As the Republican National Convention ramps up, Democratic Ohio Governor Ted Strickland spent Tuesday stumping for Barack Obama in southern Ohio. From member station WOUB in Athens, Jason Koma reports.
Columbus, OH – Like most of those at the Republican National Convention, Ohio delegates are keeping an eye on Hurricane Gustav. But politics is starting to ascend. At yesterday's Ohio delegation breakfast, Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty told delegates Ohio is full of democrats prime for republican presidential candidate John McCain's message. From member station WKSU in Kent, ML Schultze reports.
Columbus, OH – Chronic Fatigue Syndrome affects 4-million Americans. It is a disease that leaves young, healthy, active individuals with symptoms of pain and fatigue so crippling they often can barely get out of bed. Gretchen Cuda of member station WCPN in Cleveland profiles a Lakewood woman who has struggled with the disease and the stigma for more than 20 years.
Columbus, OH – Supporters of a new state law slashing the interest payday lenders may charge have won two unexpected endorsements in their drive to have voters repeal the law in November. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports.