"What wrestling is above all meant to portray is a purely moral concept: that of justice. The idea of 'paying' is essential to wrestling, and the crowd's 'Give it to him' means above all else 'Make him pay.'" Roland Barthes, The World of Wrestling
Columbus, OH – The Ohio Attorney General has reached a settlement with mortgage company Countrywide Financial. A-G spokesperson Jeff Lazer tells Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles the deal means Countrywide will provide foreclosure assistance to thousands of Ohioans.
Columbus, OH – Ohio again played a crucial role in the presidential election. Ohio Public Radio's Karen Kasler looks back at the 2008 campaign, and finds the situation in Ohio may be very different in the next presidential election.
Columbus, OH – Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman says 2008 went by fast. The Mayor says the city accomplished many great things this year, while facing many challenges. He says 2008 set the stage for change and hope on a national level, and locally, he says voter approval of the multi-million dollar bond package to fund infrastructure improvements will make a big difference in the city's long term future. In the first of three segments of our annual end of the year interview, Coleman talks about the economy and downtown development.
Columbus, OH – The soon-to-occur appointments for the Columbus City Council will mean that the seven council members, all Democrat, will have obtained their seats through vacancies. Republicans say it's unfair because it gives the appointee the advantage of running for election as an incumbant. Ohio Governor Ted Strickland yesterday announced Kevin Boyce will succeed State Treasurer Rich Cordray, who was elected Attorney General in November. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports.
Columbus, OH – A scientist says he has an idea to control the manure from factory farms that causes pollution--animals genetically modified to produce less waste. But people have to be willing to eat more genetically modified meat to make the idea successful. Julie Grant reports.