WOSU News Archives For September 2004

Relatives of fire victims thank community

12:00AM
September
21, 2004

Family members of the ten Mexicans who died in last week’s apartment building fire say they are grateful for the community’s generosity and support. The family has received at least $26,000 in donations. Antonio Noriega, a brother of one of the men who died in the Lincoln Park West fire, said through an interpreter, that all of the money collected will go to help the family’s impoverished relatives in Mexico.

Columbus Hospitals recruit nurses

12:00AM
September
21, 2004

Central Ohio Hospitals combine efforts to attract more registered nurses.

Vice President Cheney campaigns in Grove City

12:00AM
September
21, 2004

Monday evening, Vice President Dick Cheney spoke to a crowd of about 3,000 invited supporters in the Grove City High School gymnasium.

Man charged with three slayings near OSU says he’s not guilty

12:00AM
September
20, 2004

A Columbus man arrested in the execution-style slayings last year of two men and a woman in a house near the Ohio State University campus faced aggravated murder charges in court Monday morning.

Apartment fire that killed 10 ruled arson

12:00AM
September
16, 2004

The state fire marshal’s office says a fire that killed ten people at an apartment complex near Columbus was intentionally set.

Columbus police union head: Officers should not be expected to learn foreign languages

12:00AM
September
15, 2004

As investigators try to determine if language problems contributed to the deaths of 10 Spanish-speaking people in a weekend fire, one local police union official says officers cannot be expected to speak a variety of foreign languages.

Group gives Ohio an “F” in higher education affordability

12:00AM
September
15, 2004

A national report card on higher education gives Ohio mediocre grades. The National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education says the state is improving in some areas, but failing in one important area – affordability.

Laura Bush stumps for the president

12:00AM
September
14, 2004

First Lady Laura Bush was in Columbus Tuesday morning campaigning for her husband. She spoke at the Clintonville Woman’s Club.

West Columbus blaze kills 10

12:00AM
September
13, 2004

Local, state and federal investigators are searching for clues in the ashes of a blaze that this weekend took the lives of 10 people in Prairie Township on the west side of Columbus. The deadly fire is classified as suspicious and investigators are looking for signs of arson.

Ohio veterans sign up for more duty

12:00AM
September
13, 2004

Last week the total of soldiers killed in Iraq reach 1,000, with 37 of the deceased from Ohio. But the hazards of war don’t seem to deter Ohioans from joining the military. And many of those joining know exactly what they’re getting themselves into.