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Noon news headlines for February 1, 2013
Delayed audit of Youngstown development company; OSU scholarships; Rock Hall tickets; Winter storm continues

  • Delayed audit of Youngstown development company
  • OSU scholarships
  • Rock Hall tickets
  • Winter storm continues
  • Delayed audit of Youngstown development company
    The state auditor is attempting to audit a Youngstown development corporation -- and says he can't get financial adequate financial records. Auditor Dave Yost says he's repeatedly attempted to obtain records from the Youngstown Central Area Community Improvement Corp., or CIC. The records cover 2009 through 2011. The corporation finances restoration efforts of vacant buildings in downtown Youngstown, and says the issue is just a matter of timing and not inadequate bookkeeping. Audits are supposed to be done annually but the CIC's is 2 years overdue.
    The Youngstown Vindicator reports that the CIC has been largely dormant for the past three years because many of its properties have already been developed.

    OSU scholarships
    Ohio State University is trying to raise $100 million from the community to pay for scholarships for needy and high-achieving students from across the state. The Columbus Dispatch reports the university is kicking off the scholarship challenge with some high-profile chairmen — football coach Urban Meyer and basketball coach Thad Matta.

    Rock Hall tickets
    Tickets for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductions went on sale today, and it could cost you up to $750 to get into the ceremony April 18 in Los Angeles. 
    Rush, Heart, Randy Newman, Public Enemy, Albert King and Donna Summer will be enshrined along with producers Quincy Jones and Lou Adler. It's the first time the ceremony will be on the west coast in 20 years.

    Winter storm continues
    Last night's storm that closed snow belt schools has let up, but there will be snow throughout the weekend with the wind chill reaching 5 below. Today, expect 2 to 4 inches of snow in some parts.
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