WOSU News Archives For June 2004

Iraqis in central Ohio watch handover, hope for peace and stability

12:00AM
June
29, 2004

Iraqis living in central Ohio have been watching the news carefully over the last few days as power was transferred from the US to the Iraqi provisional government. WOSU’s Mike Thompson spoke with a pair of Iraqi women now living in Columbus and asked them about their hopes and fears for the future.

Columbus City Council adopts citywide smoking ban

12:00AM
June
28, 2004

The Columbus City Council Monday voted to ban smoking in public places citywide. That would include restaurants, bars, bowling alleys and bingo halls.

ODOT installs signs promises crackdown to prevent accidents in 70/71 split

12:00AM
June
24, 2004

Columbus drivers may have to change their commute. The Ohio Department of Transportion will place new signs in downtown Columbus trying to force traffic to flow differently in an effort to reduce accidents and congestion.

Psychiatrist: sibling rivaly is postive unless it goes too far

12:00AM
June
24, 2004

Sibling rivalry has been around since Cain and Abel. Psychiatrist Dr. Christopher Kovell of ADAM-H says for the most part sibling rivalry produces positive consequences for children, unless it goes too far.

Open Shelter set to close, homeless left to look for other options

12:00AM
June
23, 2004

A downtown shelter for homeless men is slated to close next week. The Open Shelter at 370 West State street in Franklinton will close June 30th and the city-owned building will be razed.

Group says levels of mercury in Columbus rainfall are unsafe

12:00AM
June
22, 2004

An environmental group says levels of mercury in Columbus rainfall are more than five times the government’s safety standard.

Alleged serial rapist arraigned on 135 charges

12:00AM
June
21, 2004

The man suspected of raping more than 30 women in Central Ohio Monday made his second appearance in court.

Prosecutors: so-called Linden serial rapist attacked 37 women.

12:00AM
June
17, 2004

A man who police say they linked by DNA to a series of unsolved rapes has been charged with raping 37 separate victims.<

Supporters and opponents to Columbus smoking ban debate

12:00AM
June
17, 2004

Columbus City Council heard testimony Tuesday from persons for and against a city wide smoking ban. Opponents of the ban say business and the local economy will suffer. Proponents say the health of the public is too important to ignore.

Suspect in alleged bomb plot ordered to psychiatric facility

12:00AM
June
16, 2004

A federal magistrate has ordered a Somali man charged in an alleged plot to blow up a shopping mall transferred to a psychiatric facility to determine whether he’s mentally competent.