The Ohio Republican Party is stepping up its protest against an order on early voting from the democratic Secretary of State...which the party says will open up Ohio to voter fraud. Ohio Public Radio's Karen Kasler reports.
Hundreds of Ohioans attended a green energy expo this past weekend to learn more about new energy alternatives for homes and businesses. Exhibitors say spiking energy prices have even more people interested in wind and solar. Others want to learn how to train for green energy jobs. From member station WKSU in Kent, Karen Schaefer reports.
Columbus, OH – Nine families will receive keys to their new homes in a first of its kind for Columbus that neighborhood organizers hope becomes a trend. Habitat for Humanity's greater Columbus chapter will dedicate the homes on Saturday. CEO E-J Thomas tells Mike Foley how the project transformed vacant land on the city's northeast side into a small neighborhood.
Columbus, OH – How Ohioans will vote on a ballot issue on payday loans could depend on exactly how the November proposal is worded. That's why backers and opponents watched a marathon meeting of the Ohio Ballot Board so closely yesterday, and why each side had such different reactions to the language the board approved. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports.
Columbus, OH – Elections officials around the state are bracing for heavy turnout this year. In Franklin County, voters will be able to cast their votes as early as September 10th at Veterans Memorial Hall--and the County Board of Elections Thursday moved to make that station even more accessible to voters. Alison Holm reports.
Columbus, OH – Many Central Ohio parents will send their children to college for the first time this fall. While kids often look forward to the new experience and some freedom, parents often have mixed emotions. Doctor Kathy Burns serves as the medical director for the Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Board of Franklin County. Burns tells Mike Foley what parents experience and how they can overcome the wide range of feelings.
Columbus, OH – Next month will mark the one year anniversary of a law creating a new statewide license for cable operators. The law was supposed to bring competition into the cable industry in Ohio, and many were hoping that would mean more choices and better rates. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler has examines that issue in the second of a two part report.
Columbus, OH – High fuel prices and growing concerns about pollution are spurring not only individuals, but corporations and municipalities to find ways to cut fuel consumption and control emissions. One Ohio non-profit is launching a new program to help fleet managers achieve those goals. Alison Holm reports.
Columbus, OH – School districts around the state are suffering increased costs to transport Ohio's $1.8 million students to-and-from class. Kimberli Hagelberg of member station WCPN in Cleveland reports on how some districts are dealing with rising fuel costs.