WOSU News Archives For April 2005

Woman Testifies She Saw Highway Shooter Shoot At Her

12:00AM
April
25, 2005

A woman told the jury in the highway shootings trial that she saw a man fire at her car as she drove north on I-71 in Fayette County. The woman also testified she saw the man, holding a gun, get into a small dark car.

Obetz Woman Tells Jury She Found Bullet in home

12:00AM
April
25, 2005

The trial of the man accused of a string of shootings on and around Columbus-area highways — resulting in one death — resumes today with testimony from the victims of the remaining six shootings.

Marysville Center formed to help Japanese transplants now helps growing number of Hispanics

12:00AM
April
25, 2005

With the rising number of immigrants arriving in central Ohio, the need for immigrant services also rises. Many of these services tend to be concentrated in urban areas- but not all of them are. There’s an 18-year old immigrant service center in Marysville that has changed its focus to meet changing needs.

Driver: Fatal Shot Sounded Like Balloon Popping

12:00AM
April
22, 2005

The woman at the wheel of a car when her passenger was killed by a sniper’s bullet says the shot sounded like a popping balloon.

Mary Cox was driving along Interstate 270 in Columbus when her friend Gail Knisley was shot and killed on November 25th, 2003.

Driver: Fatal Shot Sounded Like Popping Balloon

12:00AM
April
22, 2005

The woman at the wheel of a car when her passenger was killed by a sniper’s bullet says the shot sounded like a popping balloon. Mary Cox was driving along Interstate 270 in Columbus when her friend Gail Knisley was shot and killed on November 25th, 2003.

Opening Statements Begin in Highway Shootings Trial

12:00AM
April
21, 2005

A prosecutor says the trial of the man charged in a string of highway shootings will be about choices. In opening statements Thursday, Assistant Franklin County Prosecutor Ed Morgan says the gunman made the choice not to shoot at firing range targets, but at occupied cars and homes.

Bishop Campbell calls Pope Benedict XVI Strong and Engaging

12:00AM
April
21, 2005

Columbus Bishop Frederick Campbell Thursday predicted that Benedict XVI will be a strong and engaging Pope. Campbell says the new Pope is a thoughtful theologian who will continue the legacy of Pope John Paul II.

McCoy Defense Holds Off on Opening Statements

12:00AM
April
21, 2005

Prosecutors have started their opening statements today in the trial of a man charged in a string of Columbus-area highway shootings. WOSU’s Tom Borgerding reports.

Jury to see sites of central Ohio highway shootings

12:00AM
April
20, 2005

The jury in the Columbus-area highway shootings case starts the trial Wednesday with a six-hour trip around local highways. The jurors will tour the 12 places in four counties where Charles McCoy Junior admits firing a gun, hitting houses, vehicles and a school.

Science Writing Series – Part 1: Deciding What Gets Covered

12:00AM
April
19, 2005

It seems everytime you turn on the radio or television or open a newspaper there is a new groundbreaking science discovery. For readers, science news often is hard to understand and put in the context of our daily lives. For science reporters, the job is even more difficult. They have to digest complicated stories and then decide with of the hundreds of stories should appear in print or in a newscast.