WOSU News Archives For August 2005

Franklin County Commissioners Boost Cost of Dog Ownership

12:00AM
August
30, 2005

Franklin County Commissioners voted to raise fees on dog licenses and dog adoptions.

Columbus Based Insurance Company Ready for Hurricane Claims

12:00AM
August
29, 2005

Insurance companies, including Columbus-based Nationwide, are gearing up to handle the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina

Columbus Begins Citations for Porch Couches

12:00AM
August
29, 2005

Its been nearly three months since Columbus City leaders outlawed couches on outdoor porches. Officials targeted the area near Ohio State University’s main campus with the ordinance which took effect this summer. But, a recent tour of campus area neighborhoods found plenty of upholstered furniture outdoors.

Base Commission votes to keep Columbus DFAS open

12:00AM
August
25, 2005

The nation’s military base closing commission has voted to keep the military accounting center in Columbus. The Columbus Defense Finance and Accounting Services (DFAS) center employs about 2,000 employees.

Women’s reproductive clinic seeks to shield medical records

12:00AM
August
23, 2005

A clinic that provides birth control and abortions has sued to block the state Health Department’s attempt to review medical records for 224 patients.

Striking NWA mechanics picket at Port Columbus

12:00AM
August
23, 2005

Passengers of Northwest Airlines at Port Columbus face possible delays as a strike by aircraft mechanics and aircraft cleaners against the airline is now in its 4th. Several union picketers were stationed Tuesday at the curbside passenger check-in.

Columbus commuters look to busses, bikes and vans to avoid gas prices

12:00AM
August
22, 2005

Thousands of commuters – driving alone in their cars – pour into Columbus every weekday for work. With gas at $2.61 a gallon, some commuters are looking for ways to avoid those prices.

Taft faces criminal charges

12:00AM
August
17, 2005

Governor Taft has been criminally charged with violating state ethics laws. Franklin County prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced this afternoon the governor faces 4 misdemeanor charges for failing to disclose golf outings and other favors.

Elephant dies at Columbus Zoo; 5th animal to die since spring

12:00AM
August
16, 2005

The Columbus Zoo reports the death of a seven-year-old Asian elephant. The zoo says Ganesh was found dead in his stall Tuesday morning when his keeper arrived for work. The cause of death wasn’t immediately known.

Columbus Unveils Plans to Boost Home-Ownership

12:00AM
August
16, 2005

Columbus city officials say they will use a new study on central city housing development to stimulate neighborhood revitalization.