Columbus, OH – The Ohio Rail Development Commission has been pushing the creation of a regional high-speed rail system called the Ohio Hub, in which freight and passenger trains from hubs in Columbus, Cleveland and Toledo link to other stops throughout Ohio and in nearby states. The ten-year-old idea has been mired in numerous problems including a price tag of nearly five billion dollars. Now development commission spokesperson Stu Nicholson says new support from Ohio Governor Ted Strickland, who's helping seek federal money, could help make the idea a reality.
Ohio man found guilty of raping a child - Athens officials say OU owes the city money for police and fire runs - Greenville fire that killed five ruled arson - Lots of signatures on strip club measure referendum are being thrown out - Sidewalk repairs in Columbus -
Films reviewed: A Tribute to Gus Van Sant--Good Will Hunting, Jerry, Elephant, Last Days
By hosts John DeSando and Clay Lowe
It's Movie Time has won numerous national awards including Silver Microphone and Communicator honors.
Drs. Lowe and DeSando were moderator and panelist respectively on TV 25's World Film Classics. Both have been professors, Lowe at Ohio State University and DeSando at Franklin University in Columbus, Ohio.
Columbus, OH – Ohio's attorney general is suing a major credit card issuer and two restaurants on Ohio State University's main campus for allegedly violating the consumer sales practices act. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports.
Columbus, OH – Ohio now has more than 16-hundred payday lending stores that offer short-term loans. But consumer advocates and advocates for the poor have just released a study, estimating that hundreds of thousands of Ohioans are financially trapped by the loans for months or years. The activists are pushing for new limits on the interest rate...but the industry is defending its practices. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports.
Ohio's attorney general sues major credit card company and two OSU campus-area businesses - Connecticut attorney general files suit over his state's information being placed on the Ohio computer device that was stolen in Hilliard
Three Columbus police officers acted within policy in fatal shooting of a suspect last year - Warren police officer investigated for using a taser on a woman in handcuffs - Proposal to allow smoking in cigar bars - New text message system unveiled at OSU - More legal trouble for Bengal
Columbus, OH – After scoring successes with smoking bans in Ohio and other states, the American Cancer Society is getting into another public policy debate - this time on access to affordable health care. Ohio Public Radio's Karen Kasler reports.
Columbus, OH – A top legislative leader says the fact that 2 Ohio racetracks are installing those controversial electronic video games makes it even more likely that state lawmakers will BAN the ones that offer cash or expensive prizes. Meanwhile, supporters of the games are fighting back with a new poll they say shows most Ohioans want the games to stay plugged in. With a report on both these developments, here's statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen.
Columbus, OH – Traffic cameras are in operation in many Ohio cities, including Columbus, Cleveland, Dayton and other communities. The Ohio Supreme Court is deciding on Akron's camera program, and its ruling could change the way cities penalize drivers those cameras catch. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports.
Columbus, OH – Columbus City Schools Superintendent Gene Harris has updated board members on the latest academic achievement scores and floated a plan to improve test scores that could include adding a required summer reading program and shrinking the size of middle school math classes. Alison Holm reports.
Another store to close at City Center - Classes begin at OSU - Fire safety awareness for students - Columbus City Schools to consider changes to improve test scores - Former Bengal charged with failing to pay child support