WOSU News Archives For October 2004

Worthington noise consultant says Don Scott expansion means more noise

12:00AM
October
15, 2004

A consultant hired by the city of Worthington says Ohio State’s plans to expand the university’s airport will have a significant impact on the environment in the form of noise.

Pope accepts resignation of Columbus bishop

12:00AM
October
14, 2004

The pope has accepted the resignation today of Bishop James Griffin of Columbus. The 70-year-old Griffin says age and arthritis are forcing him to retire.

Marion County deputy shot and killed.

12:00AM
October
14, 2004

A Marion County sheriff’s deputy has been shot and killed Thursday morning after responding to a report of a disabled vehicle and radioing in that he saw two men walking along the highway.

Westerville schools seek levy funds for building repairs

12:00AM
October
13, 2004

When Westerville voters go to the polls in November they will face their fourth school ballot issue in a year in a half. In March voters approved a 5-mill operating levy after turning down similar measures twice before. Now voters will decide issue 104, a permanent improvements replacement levy. If passed, the measure would generate $29-million for school facilities improvements over the next 5 years.

Local officials prepare security plan for election day

12:00AM
October
12, 2004

In recent weeks federal homeland security officials have warned that Al Qaeda plans to carry out an election-year attack in the US. There are few specifics, but the threat has local officials taking extra precautions leading up to the November election.

Dublin schools seek funds on November ballot

12:00AM
October
11, 2004

On this November’s ballot, Dublin voters will consider Issue 98. It’s a combined schools operating levy and facilities bond that would raise nearly $29-million a year for the Dublin city schools over the next 5 years.

Franklin County elections board seeks provisional ballot guidance

12:00AM
October
6, 2004

The Franklin County Board of Elections is still not sure how to handle provisional ballots on election day. The board is asking Secretary of State Ken Blackwell to clarify a recent ruling he made on how to deal the ballots.

Tour to improve sweatshops stops at Denison

12:00AM
October
6, 2004

Central Ohio recently became the first stop on a national tour which aims to improve working conditions of third world textile factories. The director of the National Labor Committee visited Denison University.

Voice of Civil Rights bus tour captures memories of the movement

12:00AM
October
4, 2004

The “Voices of Civil Rights” bus tour passed through Columbus recently. It was part of a 22-city tour aimed at gathering the stories of people involved with the the U.S. civil rights movement.

Ohio undecided voters watch debate, still undecided

12:00AM
October
1, 2004

Many observers believe undecided voters in Ohio could tip the balance in the presidential race, giving President Bush or John Kerry the needed electoral votes to win. At 9:00pm Thursday, four Ohio undecided sat at a table and watched as the two men who desperately want their votes came out onto the stage