WOSU News Archives For: February 20, 2014

Mayor Michael Coleman’s Trains-To-Planes Plan Faces Long Odds

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Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman wants Port Columbus to become a "regional transportation center" with a passenger rail link to downtown.
20, 2014

A train linking downtown to Port Columbus, Mayor Michael Coleman wants it included in a plan to make the airport a “regional transportation center.” But, it’s a longshot.

Pair Of Election Bills Head To Governor Kasich

Ohio Democratic Party chairman Chris Redfern expects the party will file a federal lawsuit over an absentee-ballot measure passed by the Republican-controlled Legislature.
February 20, 2014

Ohio’s Democratic Party chairman says he expects the organization to file a federal lawsuit over an absentee-ballot measure passed by the Republican-controlled Legislature.

New Poll Shows Ohio Voters Pick Clinton Over Kasich For President

20, 2014

Ohio Gov. John Kasich is among prospective Republican challengers lagging Democrat Hillary Clinton in an independent poll of prospective 2016 presidential matchups.

No Charges Against Officer In Central Ohio Crash That Killed 6

20, 2014

Prosecutors say no charges will be filed against a central Ohio police officer whose cruiser slammed into a car in an intersection, killing six members of a family.

19 Indicted In Latest Marion Drug Sweep

Addiction specialists say Marion's heroin problem began about four years ago when gang members from Chicago and Detroit started bringing the drug to the city.
20, 2014

Federal authorities say 19 people have been indicted in an alleged conspiracy to traffic large amounts of heroin, crack cocaine and prescription pills into the city of Marion.

Changes To Early Voting, Absentee Ballot Applications Clear House

Republican House Speaker William Batchelder cut off debate on both bills over objections from Democrats — some of whom stood to demand that the discussion be allowed to continue.
20, 2014

Bills to shorten Ohio’s early voting period and set rules for mailing unsolicited absentee ballot applications have cleared the Ohio House.