WOSU News Archives For September 2004

Teaching Trash: Students tour Franklin County Landfill

12:00AM
September
30, 2004

When you think of school field trips in Franklin County, you probably think about a trip to COSI, The Ohio Village, and The Santa Maria. But how about a field trip to the Franklin County Landfill?

Farmland series part 1: farmland and urban sprawl

12:00AM
September
29, 2004

In Ohio, farmland is being converted to other uses at a rate of 100 acres a day. Typically rows of corn and soybeans are replaced with homes, business parks or shopping centers, urban influences extending further and further into rural areas.

Farmland series part 2: state efforts to preserve farmland

12:00AM
September
29, 2004

Ohio is losing farmland at a rate of nearly 100 acres a day and much of the most rapid urban expansion is happening in Central Ohio. One state pilot program is working to stem the trend by encouraging farmers to sell the developments rights to their land, keeping it in agriculture indefinitely.

Farmland series part 3: subdivisions meet farm fields

12:00AM
September
29, 2004

Delaware County has the fastest growing population in the state. Oftentimes, subdivisions are built right next to fully functioning farms. The close quarters have led to some unique neighborly relations.

President Bush campaigns in Springfield

12:00AM
September
27, 2004

President George W. Bush took a break from debate preparations at his Texas ranch to campaign in Ohio Monday. The event in Springfield was billed as a conversation on education but it covered much more.

National panel on cancer visits Columbus

12:00AM
September
27, 2004

A national panel on Cancer treatments and prevention stopped in Columbus to gather testimony from physicians and pharmaceutical researchers. The President’s Cancer Panel is looking for more effective treatments of all kinds of cancer.

Ohio corn farmers begin annual harvest. Average yields will be near record but cash prices expected to fall.

12:00AM
September
24, 2004

Ohio’s corn harvest is expected to top one-billion bushels. But the value of the crop is falling as export demand sags and supply builds.

Backpack Awareness

12:00AM
September
23, 2004

Some elementary and many middle school students are carrying more than 15 percent of their body weight on their backs in the form of a school back pack. An event on September 22nd, in New Albany, focused attention on potential injury from carrying weight book bags.

Sheriff applauds deputies for their actions at deadly fire

12:00AM
September
22, 2004

Franklin County Sheriff Jim Karnes applauded the life-saving efforts of seven of his deputies during the September 12th apartment fire that killed 10 people.

Campaigns for and against smoking ban outline fundraising plans

12:00AM
September
22, 2004

Bar and restaurant owners who oppose the Columbus smoking ban say they hope to raise $600,000 in their campaign to overturn it.