WOSU News Archives For June 2005

Columbus reference librarians embrace search engines

12:00AM
June
27, 2005

During the mid-1990′s the Internet search enging Google threatened the very existence of reference librarians. People in search of a telephone number or a ballgame score can point and click their own way to an answer. But reference librarians at the Columbus Metropolitan Library say they’ve embraced the technology.

As gas prices climb, unfazed vacationers still travel

12:00AM
June
24, 2005

With the fourth of July weekend within sight, highways are filling with vacation bound vehicles loaded with kids and luggage. After a slight respite from high gasoline prices in May and early June, prices have started to climb again. However travelers seem to be coping with increased cost.

Columbus Bus Riders Worry as Possible Strike Looms

12:00AM
June
23, 2005

As unionized bus drivers and mechanics prepare a ten day strike notice for the Central Ohio Transit Authority, some bus riders in Columbus face a lack of transportation alternatives.

SWACO uses landfill to create clean fuels

12:00AM
June
21, 2005

Reader’s Digest this week has ranked Columbus the fourth cleanest city in America. The Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio wishes to do more. Starting today they will begin the process of turning landfills into a generator of clean fuels for the city and beyond.

Ohio State Senator in Kuwait tries to legislate from a war zone

12:00AM
June
21, 2005

One Ohio state senator will not be able to vote on the state budget proposal. Senator Steve Stivers of Columbus is in Kuwait – about 1/2 through his scheduled one year tour of military duty in Middle East.

Marketing guru Roger Blackwell found guilty of insider trading

12:00AM
June
20, 2005

Newly retired Ohio State University Marketing Professor Roger Blackwell and two others have been found guilty of insider trading, conspiracy and lying to federal investigators.

Ohio’s first water trail is scenic and serene

12:00AM
June
20, 2005

The Kokosing River in Knox County is picturesque. Sycamore and Catalpa trees hem the sides of the river while riffle areas – regions where water runs low over small rocks – sparkle like a rippled mirror in the sun.

COTA Prepares for Strike

12:00AM
June
15, 2005

COTA managers and the Transport Workers Union are awaiting the results of a Fact Finder’s report to resolve differences between the two sides.

Closing arguments underway in Blackwell trial

12:00AM
June
14, 2005

Closing arguments underway in today in Columbus in the trial of a nationally known marketing expert accused of insider trading.

Columbus agency helps ex-offenders find jobs

12:00AM
June
13, 2005

Hundreds of thousands of Ohioans are currently looking for work. But, the task is more daunting for some, including those with felonies in their background. But, a small social service agency in Columbus is working both behind bars and in a local neighborhood to help ex-offenders find work.