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 March 2005
Faltering pension plans and the uncertain future of Social Security have prompted many older people here in Ohio and across the country to turn to a “Reverse Mortgage” as a way to bolster their retirement income but there are risks.
Language skills are often developed over a lifetime. But, researchers on the Myaamia Project at Miami University in Oxford have a more daunting task. They work to restore and put into use a centuries-old language that hasn’t been spoken conversationally in nearly 45 years. It starts with publication of a Miami language dictionary this month. But, Miami tribe researchers vow to again make it a living language by teaching it to English-speaking Miami children.
The Miami Nation, a nation that once encompassed much of western Ohio,was lost to white settlers through a series of battles and treaties and finally forced removal by the US Army in the mid 1840s. With the tribe’s removal, their language declined too. But, a joint project of the tribe and Miami University seeks to restore what’s known as the Miami-Peoria language.
A project to recover a Native American language will get a boost this month with publication of a dictionary. The Miami Tribe of Oklahoma and Miami University in Oxford, Ohio combined tribal knowledge with University resources to bring back a language that was spoken through-out much of Indiana and Ohio prior to statehood.
A former Westerville mortgage broker has been sentenced to nine years in prison for stealing millions of dollars that should have gone toward the mortgages of his former clients.
One person is dead. Three-day-old infant among those injured.
Officials at the Columbus Regional Airport Authority and the Transportation Security Administration have added two canine teams to boost security at Port Columbus and Rickenbacker.
60 years ago, the US government freed thousands of Japanese Americans who had been forced to live in internment camps.A lesser known fact is that an estimated 3,600 young adult Japanese-Americans were allowed to leave the camps early to attend college – in Ohio and elsewhere in the Midwest.
Columbus police say second-grader shot in the hand today after a gun discharged in his bookbag has told officers he found the weapon on his way to school.
The Ohio Parole Board has ruled in favor of convicted murderer Shawn Keffer and agreed to release him. The parole board has scheduled a May 11th release date for Keffer, convicted of the murder of Brian Dennis 25 years ago.