State employees to drive more fuel efficient vehicles - Ohio invests in ethanol plants - A State official asks for hundreds of thousands to uprgade security at statehouse - State official says it is too early to tell if restrictions on medical malpractice lawsuits are having an effect
Columbus bomb squad investigates suspicious package - Cousin of U.S. Marine Cesar Laurean says Laurean visited family in Mexico - Tighter budgets and emphasis on core academic classes cut into other classes offered by Columbus schools - Banks release quarterly financial reports
Columbus, OH – The Federal Reserve's decision this week to cut benchmark rates by nearly a full percentage point has resulted in speculation that another cut could be on the way. But one Central Ohio economist wasn't all that impressed with the first one. Jim Newton owns the Delaware-based consulting firm Economic Perspectives and also serves as the chief economic advisor for Commerce National Bank. In a conversation with Mike Foley, Newton calls the cut a mistake.
Columbus, OH – Civil rights leaders say teaching the message of Dr. Martin Luther King Junior to each new generation remains critical in keeping his legacy alive. Each year, kids from around Ohio enter a statewide oratory contest with King's words and work as its focus. Here are some excerpts from this year's winning speeches, delivered by their authors: 3rd grader Amir Idris of South Euclid, 6th grader Sarah Wilkes of Columbus, 7th grader Lazette Carter of Beavercreek and senior Destin Tevis of Columbus.
Columbus, OH – Wall Street struggled to steady itself Tuesday, climbing back from an early plunge after the Federal Reserve implemented an emergency interest rate cut in hopes of restoring stability to a faltering U.S. economy. The Dow Jones industrials, down 465 points at the start of the session, recovered to a loss of more than 100 points. The plunge in the stock market is bad news for state government in Ohio. That means it could also turn out to be bad news for taxpayers, people who depend on state services, and others. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports.
Columbus, OH – The big moves that were called for after a report found Ohio's voting machines are vulnerable to malfuctions and hackers may not happen after all. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports.
Columbus, OH – This is the time of year when companies begin mailing W-2 forms to their employees, and taxpayers start pulling together information for income tax returns. It's also when scam artists get rolling, offering to procure big income tax refunds with questionable procedures. IRS media specialist Chris Kerns tells Alison Holm that scammers rely on the fact that many people find the tax code confusing.
Stock drop heightens fears of state budget shortfall - Nine escape Grove City fire - IRS warns of tax scams - Common brain removal procedure during autopsies spurs debate and case for the Ohio Supreme Court
"I saw it. It's alive!" Terrorized New Yorker in Cloverfield
My favorite monster is from Forbidden Planet because I never see it: The anticipation is fearful. In a similarly minimalist approach, the monster in Cloverfield appears later in the film, but the camera never lingers. Good for director Matt Reeves: Less is more.