National surveys show consumers’ mood is brightening, and it’s not just holiday cheer. The more positive outlook has a lot to do with the steep drop in gasoline prices since last summer. 2015 holds the promise of more price relief not only at the gas pump but also at grocery stores.
WOSU News Archives For December 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.
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
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.