Columbus, OH – The economy is the top concern for most voters, but the issue of abortion is still critical for many. Groups calling themselves pro choice and pro life are taking the issue to the airwaves. Ohio Public Radio's Karen Kasler reports.
Columbus, OH – Columbus City Council on Monday is expected to approve increases in parking fines and twoing fees. Mayor Michael Coleman's proposal is designed to help plug a projected $80 million budget deficit in 2009. Public Service Director Mark Kelsey says the plan could raise as much as $1.3 million next year, as WCBE's Jim Letizia reports.
Columbus, OH – A new independent public opinion poll shows Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama surging ahead of Republican John McCain among likely Ohio voters. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports.
Columbus, OH – This week some of Ohio's top Democrats alleged Republicans are using scare tactics to keep newly registered voters from supporting democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports.
Columbus, OH – This far into the presidential campaign, the stump speeches of the candidates can get repetitious. But the perspective of the crowds continues to vary. M-L Schultze of member station WKSU in Kent explored those perspectives yesterday with some of the 10,000 people who attended yesterday's McCain-Palin rally in Northeast Ohio.
"You don't become a cop because you want to serve and protect. You join the force because they let you carry a gun and a badge. You do it because you get respect." Turk (Robert De Niro) in Righteous Kill
Columbus, OH – Two Justices on the Ohio Supreme Court have recused themselves from hearing a high profile case involving a man who contributed to their campaigns. Some are calling for two additional members of the court to do the same. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports.
Columbus, OH – Law enforcement officials are investigating threats made against Ohio's Secretary of State in recent days. These come as she continues to face controversy over the way she's handling voter registrations. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports.
Columbus, OH – Some of the state's top Democrats say Republicans are resorting to scare tactics to try to keep newly registered Ohioans from voting for Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama. ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports.
Columbus, OH – The United States Supreme Court has overturned a federal court ruling that told Ohio's Secretary of State to change the process for verifying voter registrations. Nearly 700,000 Ohioans have registered to vote since January and about 200,000 of their registrations are expected to be flagged for problems. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports on what this ruling means for those voters and the integrity of this election.
Columbus, OH – Seven workers at the Ohio Department of Transportation rigged bids, took cash and accepted out of state vacations and visits to strip clubs in exchange for purchase contracts, according to the state's chief investigator. Ohio Public Radio's Karen Kasler reports.
Columbus, OH – The Toledo area man known as Joe the Plumber made national news this week when a question he posed to democratic candidate Barack Obama garnered a response from republican candidate John McCain during the most recent presidential debate. Now, as Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports, the head of Ohio's Republican party is using Joe the Plumber as an example to pose a question about voter registration in Ohio.
Columbus, OH – One of Ohio's two U.S. Senators is lambasting State Issue 6, that proposal to authorize a giant gambling casino in Southwest Ohio. But the main money-man BEHIND the measure is strongly defending it. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports.