WOSU News Archives For March 2005

Older Ohioans are turning to reverse mortgage

12:00AM
March
21, 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.

Part 3 of Series – Miami Tribe Recalls Past to Help Rebuild Language

12:00AM
March
18, 2005

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.

Part 2 of Series – Native Language Project publishes Miami Tribe Dictionary

12:00AM
March
18, 2005

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.

Special Series – Miami Tribe Works to Restore its Native Language – Part 1

12:00AM
March
18, 2005

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.

Former Westerville mortgage broker sentenced to nine years in prison.

12:00AM
March
17, 2005

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.

Fire investigators look for cause in fatal blaze

12:00AM
March
17, 2005

One person is dead. Three-day-old infant among those injured.

Security Upgraded at Columbus Airports

12:00AM
March
16, 2005

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.

OSU students explore Ohio ties to WWII Japanese-American internment camps

12:00AM
March
14, 2005

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.

Second-grader shot in hand when gun discharges from book bag

12:00AM
March
14, 2005

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.

Parole board grants killer’s release

12:00AM
March
14, 2005

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.