WOSU News Archives For September 2005

Emerald Ash Borer Claims Delaware Trees

12:00AM
September
30, 2005

A quarter-million Ash trees in Ohio have already been felled because of the Emerald Ash Borer. The latest infestation has been found in Delaware where crews will begin cutting 12,000 trees.

Franklin County Government Wants Money Saving Ideas

12:00AM
September
30, 2005

Franklin County residents begin paying an additional county sales tax on October 1st. The county will collect half-a-penny more on purchases.

Mother sues school board for neglect

12:00AM
September
29, 2005

A man who raped his step-daughter was sentenced to five years in prison Wednesday. But the case continues. The victim’s mother is suing Columbus Public Schools for failing to report the abuse to authorities.

Strike averted at Central Ohio Transit Authority

12:00AM
September
29, 2005

A COTA bus drivers strike has once again been averted — for the moment. The COTA board voted Wednesday evening to invite the local Transport Workers union back to the bargaining table.

City and county officials discuss disaster preparedness

12:00AM
September
28, 2005

Columbus and Franklin County officials met Wednesday at city hall to give an update on how prepared the area is for a disaster. The meeting was an effort to avoid the type of problems faced by New Orleans administrators following Hurricane Katrina. Much of the discussion focused on how to care for the disabled during an emergency.

Columbus Marine Unit Enroute to U.S.

12:00AM
September
28, 2005

A Marine reserve unit from Columbus which took heavy casulties in Iraq is enroute back to the U-S. Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 25th Marines is scheduled to arrive at Camp LeJeune on Friday.

Columbus Hospital Using “Human Patient Simulators” to Teach Physcians in Training

12:00AM
September
27, 2005

Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus is using sophisticated human patient simulators’ to help teach health care professionals. In its Center for Medical Education and Innovation doctors and nurses learn to respond to thousands of health care issues.

College Libraries Feature Fewer Books, More Laptops

12:00AM
September
26, 2005

As students return to class this fall at Ohio State University and other campuses across the country they’ll find more electronic resources and fewer books at the library.

Columbus Red Cross Service Center Closes

12:00AM
September
23, 2005

More than three weeks after Hurricane Katrina made landfall the Red Cross of Greater Columbus is closing its temporary service center at Piedmont Road. Today, most of the families who used the center’s services are now in permanent housing.

Ohio Promotes Farm Exchange With Israel

12:00AM
September
22, 2005

For the first time, a foreign country is promoting agricutural ties to Ohio at the Farm Science Review in London. Through the non-profit Negev Foundation of Cleveland, Israel is using the large Midwest farm expo to build commerce.