WOSU News Archives For: March 18, 2014

Kasich Unveils $2.4B Construction Budget For Ohio

Governor Kasich has unveiled a multi-billion dollar state construction budget to fund a number of school, park and prison projects.
March 18, 2014

Ohio Gov. John Kasich has unveiled a nearly $2.4 billion state construction budget to fund a host of community, school, park and prison projects.

Watchdog Probe Sought At Ohio EPA

Four state lawmakers seek review of pollution-discharge permits for 13 coal facilities that have expired since Gov. John Kasich took office.
18, 2014

Four Democratic lawmakers are asking the state watchdog to investigate allegations of political pressure at the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.

GOP Chair Denies Involvement In Libertarian Challenge

Ohio GOP chair Matt Borges says neither he nor his party were involved in two recent protests regarding the signatures that put two Libertarians on the May primary ballot.
March 18, 2014

The leader of the Ohio Republican Party says neither he nor his party had any involvement with recent protests regarding the signatures that put two Libertarians on the May primary ballot.

More Street Entertainers Proposed For Columbus Streets

The Greater Columbus Arts Council will pay buskers to perform in certain venues.
March 18, 2014

There may soon be more performers on the streets of Columbus. Beginning in April, the Greater Columbus Arts Council and its partners will pay buskers to entertain visitors in certain venues.

Ohio Inmate Fees Add Up, Private Companies and State Benefit

Prison Bars
Ohio prison inmates must pay surcharges and fee for services and to purchase items and have contact with the outside world.
March 18, 2014

Prison is a big business. Lots of money goes in, and lots of money goes out. And a good portion of the money going in, is from inmates’ families, in the form of fees and surcharges for basic items and services. In the second part of a two-part series, WOSU’s Mandie Trimble takes a look at what inmates pay, and what the state makes off their purchases.

23 Now Infected In OSU Mumps Outbreak

Health officials say 23 cases of mumps are confirmed in an outbreak at Ohio State University. Eighteen students and a staff member are among those infected.
18, 2014

A Columbus Public Health spokesman says authorities are mapping cases to determine how people became infected and any links between them.

State Regulators Give OK To Kenton-Area Wind Farm

The wind farm will be located in portions of Hardin and Logan counties between Bellefontaine and Kenton.
18, 2014

The Scioto Ridge Wind Farm in Hardin and Logan counties will be capable of generating 300 megawatts of electricity and will include up to 60 miles of access roads, 83 miles of underground electric collection lines and four meteorological towers.