With harsh cold and snow forecast for much of the state in the next few days, officials in Ohio’s Department of Aging are urging precautions for older people who could be at increased risk of weather-related problems.
WOSU News Archives For November 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.
Winter weather is on its way to Central Ohio. The Ohio Highway Patrol is encouraging drivers to get ready for winter conditions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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’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.
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.