WOSU News Archives For July 2005

2 Kaufmann’s, 1 Macy’s in Columbus to close

12:00AM
July
28, 2005

Federated Department Stores Thursday announced plans to close three Columbus stores. The company which owns Macy’s will close the Macy’s store at the Eastland Mall as well as the Kaufmann’s stores at the Polaris and Tuttle malls.

Franklin County Commissioners to vote on tax hike

12:00AM
July
28, 2005

Franklin County Commissioners today are expected to vote on a proposed tax increase. Commissioners are looking for ways to close a $55-million gap in the county budget.

Tai Chi benefits seniors’ health

12:00AM
July
27, 2005

As the body ages it loses flexibility and muscle tone, and seniors often suffer from decreased mobility and an increased likelihood of falling. A new study suggests an ancient martial art can help keep seniors flexible and confident. A Journal of Advanced Nursing report suggests seniors practicing Tai Chi see improvement in their mobility, balance, and muscle tone.

Protecting Your Personal Information

12:00AM
July
26, 2005

Legislation has been introduced in Congress that would require companies to notify customers when their personal information is illegally accessed. The legislation follows further large-scale thefts of customer information from processing centers. Officials from OSU and Huntington Bank provide information on keeping personal information secure.

Franklin County Commission considers tax increases

12:00AM
July
25, 2005

Franklin County commissioners are expected to vote later this week on proposals to boost sales taxes and real estate fees. The proposed tax hikes would help erase a projected 55-million dollar deficit.

Bicycling Broadcaster offers One Free Minute of Fame

12:00AM
July
20, 2005

Columbus is home to a bicycling broadcaster whose idea has received attention from the mainstream media and bloggers alike. Daniel Jolliffe’s idea is a high-tech version of the soap box of old.

Rodeo comes to Ohio

12:00AM
July
19, 2005

The west has been won, and cowboys now ply their trade on fenced ranches instead of the open plains, but this past weekend the western spirit found its way back to Ohio with a professional rodeo in Dover, Ohio.

Volunteer musicians help ease suffering at James Cancer Hospital

12:00AM
July
18, 2005

It’s been said often that music soothes the soul. To someone suffering from cancer, music can do much more . It can ease suffering. At the Ohio State University’ James Cancer Hospital some three dozen volunteer musicians do just that.

The Changing Face of the Clean Water Act

12:00AM
July
14, 2005

In June of 1969 a train crossing the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland tossed a spark that ignited oil and kerosene floating on the river’s surface. The fire spread to debris caugh beneath the train trestle, and the Cuyahoga River fire was born.

Extreme Birding Thrills Enthusiasts

12:00AM
July
13, 2005

Serious birding takes serious time, energy, and friends. Science writer and WOSU contributor, Holly Wagner recently tagged along with a group of local birders as they set out for a day-long adventure to log as many different species as possible.