WOSU News Archives For September 2003

Immigrants struggle to gain access to healthcare

12:00AM
September
30, 2003

New immigrants from across the globe continue to change the face of Central Ohio. But with little to no knowledge of the language, the culture and bureacracy, adjusting to a new life becomes a struggle for many. Organziations and agencies that serve the new arrivals say finding and receiving adequate healthcare for themselves and their families is among the most challenging change immigrants face. WOSU’s Dorcas Taylor presents a two part report.

OSU researchers look to restore midwest wetlands

12:00AM
September
25, 2003

Researchers from Ohio State University and Louisiana State University are collaborating to design what could become the most ambitious ecological restoration effort ever: returning wetlands to the Midwest. This, they say, would help to solve ecological problems in both southern and northern states.

Corn and Soybean Harvest Begins

12:00AM
September
22, 2003

Ohio’s corn and soybean harvest is off to a slow start. But, two farm analysts say yields will be better in Ohio than in the rest of the Midwest grain belt due to rains during July and August.

Interstate 670 Opens Friday

12:00AM
September
19, 2003

Transportation officials today officially opened the completed I-670 project to the public. The 30 year old highway, nicknamed “spaghetti junction”, finished a month ahead of schedule.

Midwest Weather Warmer than Other Regions

12:00AM
September
18, 2003

According to a new study, the size of each day’s range in temperature changes from weekdays to weekends. Researchers are calling this a “weekend effect”.

Columbus City Council studies troubles facing small biz

12:00AM
September
18, 2003

During economic downturns small businesses often struggle to stay afloat and do more with less. Columbus City Council is leading a series of roundtables to find out the needs of small businesses in Columbus.

Study: Greenhouse gases altering national parks

12:00AM
September
18, 2003

A new study has found that climate change resulting from greenhouse gas emissions could lead to significant changes in the biodiversity of national parks. These changes would make it difficult for national parks in both the eastern and western United States to meet conservation mandates.

Central Ohio serves as Isabel rescue staging area

12:00AM
September
17, 2003

Central Ohio has become a disaster relief staging area . Dozens of 50 Red Cross emergency response vehicles are assembling in Reynoldsburg to respond to areas affected by hurricane Isabel.

Ohio helps east coast cope with Isabel

12:00AM
September
17, 2003

The National Weather Service says hurricane Isabel will bring scattered showers to central Ohio on Thursday and Friday. But, central Ohio is gearing up in anticipation for the possible aftermath the storm may bring to the east coast.

Researchers find midwest weekends are hotter

12:00AM
September
17, 2003

In the midwest, the weekend nights are hotter! Well, relative to the weekday nights, anyway. According to a new study, the size of each day’s range in temperature changes from weekdays to weekends. Researchers call this a “weekend effect”.