WOSU News Archives For September 2003

New program encourages early pregnancy screening

12:00AM
September
16, 2003

A new program to encourage women to receive early pregnancy screenings and prenatal care was announced Tuesday. Pregnancy Care Connection says they want to make getting prental care easier for women who have difficulty scheduling, getting to and paying for appointments.

COTA looks to move rail yard to Marysville

12:00AM
September
15, 2003

As part of the plan to bring light rail service to Columbus, the Central Ohio Transit Authority wants to divert much of the freight train traffic that flows through the city. To do that, COTA proposes moving a rail yard now just west of Columbus, north to Marysville.

Central Ohio remembers September 11th

12:00AM
September
11, 2003

Central Ohioans remembered the anniversary of September 11th at a memorial on the Ohio State campus today. Student ROTC members organized the ceremony to recognize all of the men and women who died serving their country.

OSU: Clarett violated 16 NCAA rules, out for season

12:00AM
September
10, 2003

After a summer-long investigation, the Ohio State University athletics department has decided what to do with Maurice Clarett. After a two and a half month investigation the OSU athletics director announced Clarett would be suspended for the season.

R & B star to help Columbus combat violence

12:00AM
September
10, 2003

A Hollywood entertainer announced Wednesday he plans to start an anti-violence campaign in Columbus. R & B singer Tyrese Gibson and city officials say Columbus’ first annual Youth Peace and Unity festival will be held in October.

OSU researchers test

12:00AM
September
9, 2003

A team of Ohio State University researchers is part of a consortium of universities developing large-scale applications for a material called “smart dust”. The potential applications for smart dust technology are numerous; researchers have suggested that it can be used to monitor changes in light, temperature, and humidity, to track pollutants, pesticides and gas leaks, and to detect nerve agents and other biological weapons.

Clarett charged; Tressel ready to let him transfer

12:00AM
September
9, 2003

Ohio State coach Jim Tressel says he’s ready to let Maurice Clarett leave the Buckeyes if that’s what Clarett wants to do. His comments come the same day Clarett was charged with falsifying an April police report in which he claimed thousands of dollars in merchandise was stolen from a car he was driving.

Maurice Clarett to Face Criminal Charge

12:00AM
September
9, 2003

Ohio State University tailback Maurice Clarett’s troubles are growing. A spokesman for the Columbus City Attorney says a criminal charge is to be filed this afternoon against Clarett.

Columbus middle school grieves student hit by car

12:00AM
September
8, 2003

Johnson Park Middle School principal Charmain Kinker says a “crisis” team is on hand Monday at the school to help grieving students. 12- year-old Jarrod Payne was killed Friday afternoon as he tried to cross Livingston Avenue at Waverly.

OSU expert warns of “hindsight bias” in Columbia probe

12:00AM
September
5, 2003

An Ohio State University researcher who advised the Columbia accident investigation board warns of a psychological effect called hindsight bias.