WOSU News Archives For: October 29, 2013

Most Duplicates Removed From Ohio’s Voter Rolls

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted says Ohio only has four duplicate registrations, down from more than 340,000 in January 2011. Ohio has more than 7.7 million voters.
29, 2013

Ohio’s top elections official says he’s worked with county boards to clear nearly all the duplicate voter registrations from the state’s voter database.

More Ohioans Living In Poverty

Homeless man
One in 6 Ohio residents living in poverty according to Census report.
29, 2013

A U.S. Census report shows that a greater share of Ohioans are living in poverty than before the Great Recession.

The numbers show one in six Ohioans was living in poverty last year. The state’s poverty rate increased from 13.1 percent in 2007 to 16.3 percent in 2012.

Escaped Prisoner Dies While Fleeing Police

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29, 2013

Pickaway County authorities say an escaped prisoner has died after he crashed a stolen vehicle while being chased by law enforcement officers.

Ohio Communities Deal With “After-Life” Of Shopping Malls

The fountains at Euclid Square were shut off years ago, former fast-food stands now sit shuttered, and tuxedoed manikins in store windows stare out at empty walkways.
29, 2013

Thirty years ago, some of the most bustling places in the state were shopping malls. These enclosed commercial districts were “people magnets”, but, online shopping and a bad economy have hit the industry hard. Many Ohio communities are now struggling with redeveloping the abandoned properties.

Columbus Neighborhood Commits To Fighting Violent Crimes

Driving Park houses
Residents in Driving Park vow to fight crime and blight in their neighborhood.
29, 2013

A Columbus neighborhood vows to take back its streets and stop teen shootings and other crimes that ramped up during the summer.