Columbus, Ohio – Big spending cuts in programs for the poor, elderly and mentally ill people could be looming now that state lawmakers have learned they may have billions of dollars less to spend during the next two years than some had hoped. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports.
Columbus, Ohio – Despite some glimmers of hope on the national scene, Ohio has been hit hard by the recession. According to the latest Ohio Poll conducted by the University of Cincinnati, nearly one in three Ohioans have been affected by job loss, and it's coloring their views of the future. Poll director Eric Rademacher tells Alison Holm the survey paints a grim picture.
The random telephone survey of 818 adults took place between April 16th and 27th, and has a margin of error of 3.4%
Columbus, OH – The American League of Bicycalists celebrates May as "Bike Month," and Columbus cycalists have a lot to look forward to. WCBE Intern Casey Best reports on a competition that has hundreds of Columbus commuters keeping their cars in the garage.
Columbus, OH – Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman says it will take sacrifice for the city and its residents to successfully emerge from the municipal budget crisis. The Mayor also made it clear that businesses will not make the same sacrifice. WCBE's Jim Letizia reports.
Columbus, OH – Democratic Ohio Governor Ted Strickland got most of his education reform plan through the Democrat-controlled Ohio House last week. His plan faces a tougher hurdle in the Republican-controlled Ohio senate. In trying to convince skeptical GOP senators to approve it, the governor is toughening his rhetoric. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports.
Hocking Hills, OH – For the past four weeks I have been writing about things that people can do in and around their homes and businesses to be more chemical free, for personal health and for the health of the environment. This week's article features clean, pure and healthy cosmetic and personal care products. Next to the food we put in our mouth, beauty and hygiene products are the things that come in closest contact with our body. Shouldn't we pay close attention to what exactly is coming so close to our body?
Hocking Hills, OH – Last week's green tip featured green cleaning products found at local co-ops, health stores, grocers or available online and by catalogue. One of the most frequently asked questions about green cleaners is, "but, aren't they really expensive?" My response-- "while some green cleaners may be more expensive, many equal out or are less expensive because they are concentrated. Being cautious of how much product slips or sprays out saves money (many people over spray)." Finally, what is the cost/benefit to your personal health and the health of the environment?
Hocking Hills, OH – Last week's green tip compared the Earth to a giant sponge and our human bodies to little sponges. With an increased use of chemicals worldwide, the environment and human health suffer. The next few weeks' tips will focus on what individuals can do to reduce chemical exposure in and around their homes and businesses. Reducing chemical use where you spend the most time is a terrific step towards preventative health. It also leads to healing the environment, as harmful chemicals don't taint our soil, water and air.
Columbus, OH – A new statewide poll shows a majority of Ohioans approve of President Obama's job performance. 63% of Ohioans surveyed by the University of Cincinnati's Ohio poll give the president the thumbs up, and majority approve of Obama's handling of the economy and foreign affairs. But poll director Eric Rademacher says a strong majority rate economic conditions in the state and the nation as fair or poor. WCBE's Jim Letizia reports.