WOSU News Archives For September 2004

COTA taps retired AEP exec. as new president / CEO

12:00AM
September
10, 2004

The Central Ohio Transit Authority has named a well-known Columbus businessman as its new president. COTA’s board introduced William Lhota Friday afternoon. The board hopes Lhota will “right the ship” after an ethics scandal

Columbus filmmaker debuts new film

12:00AM
September
10, 2004

Columbus filmmaker William Lee’s new movie is slated to make its debut this week. “Room 13: Pure Terror” mirrors today’s headlines.

Ohio officials tout 9/11 safety blueprint

12:00AM
September
9, 2004

Saturday marks the Third Anniversary of Nine-Eleven and Ohio officials continue to fine tune disaster response plans.

Religious community gets involved in smoking debate

12:00AM
September
8, 2004

Columbus religious leaders are getting behind the effort to ban smoking in bars, restaurants and bowling alleys. At a prayer breakfast Wednesday morning, religious leaders joined with anti-smoking advocates to call for a no-vote on the Can the Ban initiative slated for this November’s ballot.

Colleges step up efforts to curb illegal downloading on campus

12:00AM
September
8, 2004

Ohio State University and other schools across the country are aggressively working to prevent illegal downloads of music and movies on the internet.

Some children change schools under No Child Left Behind Act

12:00AM
September
7, 2004

The No Child Left Behind Act, passed by congress in 2002, is intended to force schools to improve by creating testing requirements and milestone goals. And if schools fail to meet the goals, the act offers parents the option of transferring their children from under performing schools, to ones that are doing better. But in Columbus not many parents are taking that option.

Highway shooting suspect switches to insanity defense

12:00AM
September
1, 2004

The man charged in a series of highway shootings in the Columbus area is changing his plea to not guilty by reason of insanity.

Twenty-nine-year-old Charles A- McCoy Junior originally had pleaded not guilty to a 24-count indictment including the fatal shooting of a 62-year-old woman in November.

OSU study indicates psychological counseling helps breast cancer patients

12:00AM
September
1, 2004

A new study conducted by OSU researchers says regular psychological counseling for breast cancer patients can mean healthier diets, reduced smoking and a stronger immune system.

Columbus students arrive for first day of school

12:00AM
September
1, 2004

Wednesday was back to school day for more than 60,000 students in the Columbus public schools. While the kids are focused on class work and seeing friends, the district’s leaders have their eyes on improving test scores and winning approval of an operations levy slated for the November ballot.

Highway shootings suspect changing plea to insanity

12:00AM
September
1, 2004

An attorney says the man charged in aseries of highway shootings in the Columbus area is changing his plea to not guilty by reason of insanity.