WOSU News Archives For November 2004

Worthington soldier killed in Iraq

12:00AM
November
29, 2004

A central Ohio soldier has been killed while fighting in Iraq. The US Defense Department says today that Army Private First Class Harrison Meyer was killed Friday in Ramadi, Iraq, when his unit was hit with small arms fire.

Highway Patrol offers tips for winter driving

12:00AM
November
29, 2004

Winter weather is on its way to Central Ohio. The Ohio Highway Patrol is encouraging drivers to get ready for winter conditions.

Central Ohio man works to make Brazilian martial art an Olympic sport

12:00AM
November
22, 2004

A Central Ohio man is working to bring attention to a form of Martial Arts from Brazil. Ronaldo Bianado teaches the Brazilian techniques of capoiera three nights a week at a hall in East Columbus. He says it differs from karate or judo because it mixes music and dance with self defense moves.

Study: Ohio’s child care industry is among state’s largest

12:00AM
November
17, 2004

A California think tank today hung a dollar figure on the economic impact of child care in Ohio. It’s a big number. And some child care advocates say they’ll use the report to help make a case for more financial help from state and federal lawmakers.

Election day lines caused by voting machine shortage and other factors

12:00AM
November
17, 2004

It’s well known that Franklin County had long lines to vote on Election Day, but the wait times varied greatly by precinct. WOSU has investigated the lines and the distribution of voting machines.

Abercrombie and Fitch settles discrimination lawsuit

12:00AM
November
16, 2004

New Albany based clothing retailer Abercrombie and Fitch has agreed to settle several employment discrimination lawsuits. A federal judge in California gave preliminary approval to the settlement on Tuesday. Abercromie has agreed to pay $50-million in damages and change its hiring practices.

Voters express election concerns at public hearing

12:00AM
November
14, 2004

The presidential election may have been settled in Ohio nearly 2 weeks ago, but many people are still upset about their experience at the polls. Over the weekend dozens of people attended a public hearing where they voiced their concerns.

Ohio State claims latest Clarett allegations are untrue and not new

12:00AM
November
9, 2004

Ohio State athletic director Andy Geiger calls untrue allegations by former football star Maurice Clarett that the school helped him pass classes he didn’t attend and get paid for summer work he never did.

Ohio foodbanks face shortages

12:00AM
November
9, 2004

Ohio’s food banks and food pantries face increasingly bare shelves heading into the winter months. This apparent shortage comes even as the latest state unemployment figures show fewer people are looking for work.

Columbus hospitals scramble to recruit nurses

12:00AM
November
8, 2004

Recently, four area hospitals agreed to cooperate in the recruitment of nurses. A nursing shortage is expected in the next few years and hospital officials want to get a jump on making certain they have adequate staffing levels.