WOSU News Archives For December 2004

Cutting disorders more common than expected

12:00AM
December
31, 2004

Mental health officials say millions of young people mutilate their own bodies as a way of coping with emotional pain. WOSU’s Marilyn Smith spoke recently with a psychiatrist who treats people who cut themselves, and with a Columbus woman who experienced the disorder for many years.

Year in Review: Crime

12:00AM
December
29, 2004

2004 was filled with stories from central Ohio that made headlines across the country and will be long remembered by local residents. WOSU’s Mike Thompson begins a three part review of the top stories of 2004

Year in Review: Politics

12:00AM
December
29, 2004

Politics was among the dominant stories in Central Ohio in 2004. In part two of his review of the top news of the year, WOSU’s Mike Thompson looks at some of the issues voters decided in 2004.

Year in Review: Milestones

12:00AM
December
29, 2004

Problems for OSU athletics, the closing of a downtown landmark, and the completion of a decade-long project were among the top central Ohio stories of 2004. WOSU’S Mike Thompson completes his three part series.

Some Ohioans choose “volunteer vacations”

12:00AM
December
27, 2004

Winter really seems to be setting in now. It’s cold and gray and a vacation to some place warmer might sound pretty nice. Some Ohioans are skipping the “sun and sand” for what’s called “volunteer vacations.”

Mount Carmel, Fairfield Medical Center move forward on planned Canal Winchester hospital

12:00AM
December
17, 2004

Mount Carmel and the Fairfield Medical Center Friday agreed to move forward with plans to build a new hospital in Canal Winchester. The boards from both organizations voted to form a joint venture to study the feasibility of a 65-bed hospital near Route 33.

Franklin County Board of Elections fields more voter complaints

12:00AM
December
17, 2004

First time and long-time voters in Franklin County sounded off at a public hearing on “irregularities” in voting on election day. The county board of elections promised answers to complaints at a later date.

Premium toy makers and sellers enjoying good holiday season

12:00AM
December
16, 2004

While mass-market toy retailers are struggling to boost sales and maintain profits this holiday season, specialty toy shops report the opposite. Indications are this will be a good season for the premium toy business.

Ohio prison meat plant keeps close track of knives and other sharp instruments.

12:00AM
December
15, 2004

A group of prisoners at the Pickaway Correctional Institution in Orient has started training as meat-cutters at a new slaughterhouse and processing plant on prison grounds in Orient. Its part of a plan by the Ohio Department of Rehabilition and Corrections to save taxpayers millions of dollars annually and give inmates a marketable job skill. But, inmates with knives? The head of the state prison system says not to worry.

Franklin County vote recount complete, results to be released Wednesday

12:00AM
December
14, 2004

A recount of the presidential vote in Franklin County was completed Tuesday night. Officials with the Board of Elections completed the recount Tuesday night, but witheld the final tally until Wednesday. They don’t expect a change in the results.