WOSU News Archives For: November 1, 2011

Ohio Group Likely To Suggest New Exotic Animal Ban

One of three panthers rescued by the Zoo from a ranch in Zanesville.
November 1, 2011

A member of Ohio’s study committee on exotic animal regulations says the group will likely recommend a ban on new private ownership and subject future buyers and sellers to penalties.

Season Starts For Ohio Program Offering Heat Help

State program helps pay heating bills for poor;elderly.
November 1, 2011

Though it’s only the start of November, an annual program has restarted to help poor and elderly Ohioans withtheir winter heating bills.

Finances, Good Health Keeping Ohioans Out Of Doctors’ Offices

The Ohio Family Health Survey says 29 percent of those surveyed don't have a regular doctor because they can't afford one.
November 1, 2011

The Ohio Family Health Survey found nearly a third of those surveyed don’t have a regular doctor because they can’t afford one.

Lawmakers Playing Monkey-In-The-Middle With Voters

1, 2011

Not all Ohio voters know who their Congressional representative will be. The state’s new congressional map and district lines remain uncertain. WOSU Commentator Gail Martineau says it reminds her of a frustrating game she played as a child.

“Heartbeat Bill” Supporters Air First Ads

The recently-formed group is pushing voters to lobby Ohio Senators to pass the "Heartbeat Bill."
November 1, 2011

If passed, the measure would outlaw abortions in Ohio after the first medically-detectable heartbeat.

Honda Halving Production At Marysville, East Liberty Plants

Honda Marysville
Workers at plants in Marysville and East Liberty will be cutting production in half beginning Wednesday. The company is also canceling some scheduled overtime.
1, 2011

The Marysville and East Liberty plants employ about 6,700 workers.

State Ballot Issues Spike Interest In Early Voting

Fkln Co. Voter
101 year old Roma Thompson of Galloway casts early ballot at Franklin County Board of Elections.
1, 2011

Oftentimes, voter interest and voter turn-out tend to decline during so-called off-year elections when neither the president nor the governor’s race is up for grabs. Fueled by the effort to repeal Senate Bill 5, this year’s election appears to be drawing strong interest as requests for absentee ballots keep ballooning.

When Does Life Begin? When Do We Become ‘Persons’?

1, 2011

Voters in Mississippi next week will decide a proposed state constitutional amendment that would define a fertilized egg as a ‘person’, with the same rights as any person. It’s seen as an attempt to ban abortion. Ohio voters may face a similar question next fall. So our question: When does life begin? When do we become ‘persons’?