Columbus, OH – Some Cuyahoga County residents recently set up a small grave yard next to the county's courthouse, bearing the names of communities dealing with foreclosures. The county has been one of the hardest hit in America. A coalition of neighborhood groups staged the event and called for a freeze on foreclosures. David C. Barnett of member station WCPN in Cleveland reports.
Columbus, OH – Not everyone is physically able to make it to the polls. This year, people confined to the hospital or their homes are voting from their beds. Gretchen Cuda of member station WCPN in Cleveland reports.
Columbus, OH – About a third of voters nationwide are expected to cast ballots early this election - and tens of thousands of them are in Ohio. And they're standing in lines that are getting longer as election day gets closer. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports.
Columbus, OH – Some Democrats have blamed consumer advocate Ralph Nader for helping elect George W. Bush president in 2000....but that's not stopping Nader from running once again for president. Nader made a campaign appearance in Columbus Thursday, and he blasted Republican John McCain AND Democrat Barack Obama. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen filed this report.
Columbus, OH – Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner says the current system for checking voter registrations in the Buckeye State will need to be scrapped after this election is over. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles explains why.
Columbus, OH – Ohioans are voting on a ballot issue to open the state to legalized casino gambling. State Issue 6 would authorize the building of a single, 600 million dollar casino resort in Wilmington, along Interstate 71, about 40 miles from Cincinnati and Dayton. Yesterday, statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen wrapped up some of the pro and con arguments for us. Today, in part 2 of his series...a look at other arguments --- over jobs and Indian casinos.
Columbus, OH – For the fourth time in 18 years, Ohioans are voting on a ballot proposal to legalize casino gambling. Backers of the plan are spending more than 20 million dollars to convince people to vote yes, and opponents of the plan are spending more than 20 million to convince people to vote no. Today, statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen begins a two-part series, wrapping up the arguments from both sides.
Columbus, OH – Are Ohioans being ripped off by payday loans? If we LIMIT the loans, will Ohio lose JOBS? Those questions and more are in the spotlight in a bitter debate over State Issue 5, a proposed crackdown on short-term loans. Yesterday, statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen explained how the controversial ballot proposal began in the legislature a year ago. Today, in part 2 of the series, we hear the pro and con arguments AND why some voters are so confused.
Columbus, OH – Ohioans are now voting on a plan to slap new limits on those short term loans, called "payday loans." It's state issue 5 on the statewide ballot. Anti-poverty activists and others are backing the measure. But the owners of payday loan stores want voters to reject it. Today, statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen begins a two-part series on state issue 5. It begins with some history.