WOSU News Archives For February 2005

Real I-D Act stirs confusion among central Ohio immigrants

12:00AM
February
28, 2005

The US House of Representatives easily passed a measure to tighten controls on immigration. The bill, which still needs senate approval, creates a “secure” driver’s license and makes it easier to deport undocumented residents. The measure is being watched closely by Central Ohio’s growing immigrant communities.

Contract dispute at County Agency goes to fact-finder

12:00AM
February
25, 2005

More than thirty union members picketed during the noon hour Thursday outside Franklin County Children’s Services on West Mound Street. The workers want to draw attention to stalled contract talks.

Emergency officials: applications for disaster assistance off to slow start

12:00AM
February
21, 2005

Federal disaster officials say applications for assistance for damaged caused by winter storms and flooding are off to a slow start.

Japanese Internees Remember Encampments

12:00AM
February
18, 2005

A former internee at a World War Two-era Japanese internment camp works with Ohio State University professor to document experiences of many Japanese-Americans.

More universities require students to have health insurance

12:00AM
February
17, 2005

College students are a young and generally healthy bunch, but each year students are forced to drop out of school because of massive medical bills. On some campuses as many as 30-percent of students are uninsured.

Blue Jackets, fans, business owners cope with lost season

12:00AM
February
16, 2005

The Columbus Blue Jackets and their fans are reacting to the announcement that the National Hockey League season is over. Players and owners were not able to reach an agreement in their labor dispute.

Columbus Public Schools considering budget cuts

12:00AM
February
15, 2005

Three months after Columbus voters approved an operating levy designed to prevent cuts to the Columbus public schools, superintendent Gene Harris Tuesday announced officials are planning to cut the budget.

Incinerator smokestacks fall

12:00AM
February
15, 2005

A trio of smokestacks have been turned to rubble today as crews began the demolition of a trash-burning power plant on the south side of Columbus.

Southwestern Schools to go to voters again

12:00AM
February
15, 2005

The Southwestern City School district will ask voters a third time for a tax levy to help stave off a projected budget deficit.

Smokestacks in Columbus to come down this morning

12:00AM
February
15, 2005

Spectators will have to find their own vantage points if they want to watch officials demolish three smokestacks in Columbus this morning. Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman and others are expected to help detonate charges on each of the 272-foot-tall smokestacks at 10:00 am.