Columbus, OH – Dozens of researchers from across the country are gathered in Columbus this week to talk about their experiments, turning crops into something that's not edible but IS useful. The timing is appropriate, because Ohio legislators recently okayed a 1.5 billion dollar job creation package, which includes money for bio-products research. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports.
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Closing arguments made in trial of Toledo men who planned to attack U.S. soldiers in Iraq - Ohio retailers report May sales decline less than expected - Ohioans pessimistic about economy, not Governor Strickland - Continental to cut jobs in Cleveland's airport - Economic problems linked to stress and depression - Emerald ash borer beetle turns up - Idaho company plans to turn Ohio nuclear waste into energy - Olympic medalist Paul Hamm recovers from broken bone in right hand
Ohio marine intelligence officer acquitted of cover up charges - Columbus begins enforcing curfew law - Defective voting machines may lead to lawsuits - Private groups not exempt from smoking ban - Spectator to be banned from Columbus Crew stadium - The largest class action lawsuit in U.S. history - Cincinnati police investigate deaths as double homicide - Annual downtown farmers market returns - Kraftmaid cabinet maker cuts 400 jobs
Columbus, OH – Nancy Rogers has been on the job as attorney general for less than a week. But she says she knows she has a lot of work ahead of her in the next few months, as she leads the office back from the sex scandal that brought down Marc Dann and some of his top aides. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler talked to Ohio's new AG.
Columbus City Schools agrees to settlement with the family of a boy killed by a school bus last year - Beatty backs Obama and explains why she waited - GM's latest plan bitter sweet for Ohio - Study finds downtown Columbus market would support the right kind of retail - Judge dismisses a charge against an Ohio Marine - Former Buckeye lands trustees spot at Tennessee school
Columbus, OH – Ohio Supreme Court rejects smoking ban exemption request - Power outages and flooding in the region after storms - Columbus City Schools district searches for food service director - Strickland doubts state can do anything about GM closure in Moraine - Smucker to buy Folgers
Columbus, OH – Strickland looking at legality of DHL proposal - Miami football player faces criminal charges - Find out about the latest way to combat the emerald ash borer - Mow that lawn or face jail time in Canton -
Columbus, OH – The state agency that managed Ohio's share of the tobacco settlement money is now history. But the lawsuit over the decision to eliminate that agency and what happens to its money goes on in a two day hearing in Columbus that started Monday. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports.
Columbus, OH – In 90 days, payday loans will be illegal in Ohio. That's because Governor Ted Strickland has signed into law a plan banning the 2-week loans that carry a 15 dollar fee for each one hundred dollars borrowed. Pressured by consumer advocates, legislators okayed the ban with bi-partisan support, but it's unclear what the ramifications of the ban will be. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen files this report.
Columbus, OH – While investigators comb through material that shows how former Attorney General Marc Dann handled his office, he now finds himself answering questions from Ohio's top elections official about how he's spent his campaign funds. Jo Ingles reports.
Columbus-area man accused of terrorism agress to plea deal - OHP begins truck safety effort - Columbus police officer fined for assaulting colleague - State agency that managed tobacco settlement funds is now history, but what about the money - Keno still set for July
Columbus, OH – Hundreds of jobs at Ohio prisons are being wiped out, and that has the workers and their labor unions protesting. They insist the public should be worried. Ohio Public Radio's Bill Cohen reports.
Columbus, OH – State officials tell counties to inspect bridges or lose funding - Woman sues ODOT in death of her husband - Cattle call on I-71 - Hobson refutes tone of Plain Dealer report - Perry talks about how special it is to be a 3-time winner at Jack's tournament
Columbus, OH – Carbon monoxide poisoning likely cause of death for two sisters from Ohio - Program that helps poor in Cleveland loses almost a million dollars due to fraudulent activity - Hear from Senator Voinovich on why he thinks there's a better way to combat global warming than the Lieberman/Warner measure - Study suggests significant energy saving possible each decade - Nuxhall Way