WOSU News Archives For August 2003

Central Ohio Vets Call for New VA Hospital

12:00AM
August
19, 2003

A federal commission heard testimony Tuesday about expanding Columbus’ V.A. clinic. Supporters of a new clinic say Columbus currently lacks space and resources but veterans advocates say Columbus needs more than a new clinic too meet the needs of a growing veteran population.

Doctors Look to Education to Prevent Drug Abuse

12:00AM
August
19, 2003

Recent studies indicate the use of club drugs such as ecstasy and G-H-B continue to rise. Doctors at Ohio State University Medical Center are trying to reverse the trend through education. Doctors say educating people about the drugs’ long-term effects on the brain is key to discouraging drug use.

Columbus Police Release Audio Tape of Fatal Shooting

12:00AM
August
18, 2003

Columbus police say an audio tape of the police chase that ended in the death of a young man early this month proves the shooting was justified. Officers say the shooting death of Dante Miller was justified because Miller pulled a gun on officers.

Columbus Public Schools Emerge From Academic Emergency

12:00AM
August
15, 2003

The Columbus Public Schools have emerged from academic emergency – the state’s lowest classification for school district performance.

Group Says Diesel Fumes Endanger One in Five

12:00AM
August
13, 2003

A local environmental group says one in five people in central Ohio lives in an area with dangerous levels of diesel fumes. The group calls on government and private companies to install pollution control equipment.