WOSU News Archives For: March 12, 2014

Smokers, Retailers React Negatively To Proposed Cigarette Tax

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12, 2014

Smokers and tobacco vendors are speaking out against a proposal to hike Ohio’s cigarette tax to help offset a cut to the state income tax.

Ohio Lawmakers OK 4 Extra ‘Snow Days’ For Schools

Snow covered street in Hilliard, Ohio.
Governor Kasich is expected to sign a compromise giving Ohio schools four additional snow days.
12, 2014

A compromise to give Ohio schools four extra calamity days is headed to Gov. John Kasich’s desk for his expected signature.

Winter Weather Returning After Brief Respite

Central Ohio is expecting a mix of rain, sleet, and snow beginning Wednesday afternoon.
12, 2014

After being teased with a day of spring-like temperatures, Central Ohioans preparing for at least one more blast of winter.

Top Columbus Companies Bet On Big Data

Columbus' largest businesses have formed Columbus Collaboratory to share consumer data.
March 12, 2014

Seven of Columbus’s biggest firms are making a big bet on big data. They have joined together to form a new company to collect and share information. It’s called the Columbus Collaboratory and leaders say it will create 100 new jobs.