Ohio is celebrating its 212th birthday with special events at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus.
WOSU News Archives For August 2003
Ohio State has enacted new rules in regards to tailgating before football games for the 2003 football season. Dhara Shah reports.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.