WOSU News Archives For May 2004

Taft appoints former Chief of Staff to OSU Board of Trustees

12:00AM
May
14, 2004

The Ohio State Board of Trustees has a new member. Governor Taft Friday appointed Brian Hicks to the board. Hicks replaces Zuheir Sofia whose term expired. Hicks served as Taft’s Chief of Staff before leaving the administration to head his own public affairs firm. Hicks also served as manager of Taft’s 1998 campaign for Governor and his 1994 campaign for Secretary of State.

Judge sets trial date for highway shootings suspect

12:00AM
May
12, 2004

The judge in the serial highway shooting case has set a January 7th trial date for suspect Charles McCoy Jr. The ruling came during a hearing Wednesday morning in Franklin County Common Pleas Court.

OSU students join senate candidate in tuition hike protest

12:00AM
May
11, 2004

About 20 Ohio State University students joined US Senate candidate Eric Fingerhut at 15th Avenue and High Street Tuesday morning to protest the ever-increasing cost of higher education.

2003 hail storm results in banner year for aluminum scrap

12:00AM
May
10, 2004

It’s been a banner 12 months for aluminum scrap companies, thanks to a 15-minute hail storm last April. The storm across northern Franklin County damaged siding, gutters and roofs of thousands of homes in northern franklin county. All of that damaged siding and gutters is ending up in scrap yards.

Birth doulas – important help to mother, child and father

12:00AM
May
10, 2004

Childbirth might be described as a wonderfully painful and painfully wonderful experience, both for the mother and the father. New mothers and mothers-to-be need all the help they can get from family and friends and in some cases from a birth doula. WOSU’s Howard Ornstein has more on this unique and important service.

OSU Trustees approve tuition hike

12:00AM
May
7, 2004

Ohio State University students will receive the largest percentage tuition increase, 13.4%, among state-supported schools.

Morgan County struggles to find jobs

12:00AM
May
7, 2004

As the US Labor Department releases the latest Unemployment figures, Morgan County, Ohio figures to have the highest jobless rate in the state – once again. Nearly 1 in 5 Morgan County residents are out of work. Many people drive up to 90 minutes each way to find work in Columbus or Zanesville.

City of Columbus settles with young electrocution victim

12:00AM
May
6, 2004

The city of Columbus has reached a $1 million settlement with the family of a nine-year-old boy who was electrocuted when he touched a lamppost on a downtown bridge.

Columbus City Council considers leash law

12:00AM
May
4, 2004

If you think your local city park is going to the dogs,you’re not alone. Each evening in parks across the city people unleash their dogs to play and run free while owners socialize. But a proposed city leash law could bring the party to an end. Columbus City Council is considering a city leash law that would require dogs be on a leash.