WOSU News Archives For February 2005

COSI chief stepping down; will stay on as science adviser

12:00AM
February
14, 2005

The woman who has led COSI for nine years and the woman how led its move to a new location on the Scioto River, is stepping down as the museum’s president.

Internet fuels romance industry

12:00AM
February
14, 2005

Valentine’s Day means flowers, candy and romantic dinners. It’s a big day in the romance industry . Dating generates big bucks, but those bucks are not just going to singles bars. Increasingly they are going to the internet.

Critics say blue bags won’t help Columbus recycling rate

12:00AM
February
10, 2005

Mayor Michael Coleman calls the city of Columbus’s recycling efforts pitiful. Just 3% of households participate in the city’s current curbside recycling program. The mayor is planning a new pilot recycling program to boost participation, but some warn it may be trouble.

Representative proposes red light camera ban

12:00AM
February
10, 2005

At least 5 Ohio cities including Columbus are considering installing red light cameras at intersections prone to red light violations. But a State Representative from Cincinnati introduced legislation today that would ban the use of cameras for enforcement.

COTA and Union Workers Keep Talking

12:00AM
February
9, 2005

Negotiators for the Central Ohio Transit Authority and its 550 unionized drivers and mechanics bargain against a backdrop of projected budget deficits and job security worries

South-Western Schools levy fails

12:00AM
February
9, 2005

Voters in the South-Western City Schools have again rejected a proposed property tax. The 9.7 mill levy lost by 721 votes in Tuesday’s balloting and it will mean deep cuts in the school district budget.

South-Western Schools appeal for levy

12:00AM
February
7, 2005

A record 63 school money issues are on the ballot tomorrow in Ohio. The South-Western City Schools in Grove City want voters to approve a 9.7 mill levy that, if passed, would add about $300 in additional taxes on a home valued at $100-thousand. South -Western District officials approved $13-million in budget cuts after voters rejected a levy in November.

Ohio State approves one museum deal, looks to another

12:00AM
February
4, 2005

WOSU’S plan to locate some of its studios at COSI moved forward Friday. The Ohio State University Board of Trustees approved a ten-year lease with COSI. WOSU plans to build television and radio production facilities at COSI. Also Friday, OSU revealed it is looking at taking control of the Jack Nicklaus Museum.

Columbus southside manufacturing plant adds jobs

12:00AM
February
3, 2005

In the continuing battle for jobs with benefits, Columbus scored a victory today. But the addition of 46 manufacturing jobs at a southside plant comes at a cost to the city and state.

Police arrest man in connection with northwest Columbus shootings

12:00AM
February
3, 2005

Columbus police say they have made an arrest in the series of nine shootings at parked cars, homes and businesses on the city’s northwest side since November 20th.