WOSU News Archives For August 2003

New Tailgating Rules in effect for this Football Season

12:00AM
August
29, 2003

Ohio State has enacted new rules in regards to tailgating before football games for the 2003 football season. Dhara Shah reports.

Additional Ohio guard troops headed for Iraq

12:00AM
August
28, 2003

Ohio will send additional national guard troops overseas. 86 members of the 416th engineer group will be deployed to support operation enduring freedom. The group is based in the northwestern Ohio town of Walbridge. They are scheduled to leave in mid-September.

OSU Football Fans Face Different Parking Plan

12:00AM
August
27, 2003

Ohio State University transportation officials predict delays and confusion this weekend for the football team’s opening game. More than 900 parking spots are unavailable this year for the Buckeye’s season opener against Washington.

Buckeye Egg Wraps Up Appeal Before State Commission

12:00AM
August
27, 2003

The state says Buckeye Egg Farm is fighting an order to shut down despite abundant evidence it polluted the environment. Assistant Attorney General Margaret Malone told the Environmental Review Appeals Commission today that the company’s appeal of the state’s order ignores numerous documented rules violations.

Somali Population Grows, Adapts to Central Ohio

12:00AM
August
26, 2003

A 13-year-old civil war in Somalia in has forced nearly half of the country’s seven million population to flee. Tens of thousands came to the United States, including an estimated 20-thousand or more to Columbus. WOSU’s Tom Borgerding recently visited the Somali community association center in northeast Columbus.

Central Ohio Woman Gives Birth to Quintuplets

12:00AM
August
25, 2003

A Lewis Center couple may not be getting much sleep for awhile. Candace and Tom Sweeney welcomed quintuplets last night at Riverside Medical Center in Columbus.

Clarett Faces Multiple Game Suspension

12:00AM
August
22, 2003

Ohio State says star tailback Maurice Clarett faces a multiple game suspension but may start practicing with the team as early as Sunday. Athletic director Andy Geiger says in a written statement that Clarett is not currently eligible to play in any games at this time.

OSU Football Fans Await Clarett Eligibility Decision

12:00AM
August
22, 2003

Ohio State University running back Maurice Clarett this morning met with athletic department officials. OSU and Clarett expect a decision today on whether he can continue to play football for the Buckeyes.

School Board Candidates Face Deadline

12:00AM
August
21, 2003

Voters in school districts across Ohio will know Thursday afternoon the candidates in November’s contests for local school boards. As the fall contests approach, the role of local boards is changing in the wake of state and federal actions.

Linden Mckinley H.S. Receives Grant to Restructure

12:00AM
August
21, 2003

Columbus’ Linden McKinley High School will receive nearly $600,000 to transform itself from one large school into four schools of 400 students. The four miniature high schools will be housed in the same structure on Duxberry Avenue.