Officials estimate there are 30 to 40 thousand undocumented immigrants in Central Ohio who could be spared deportation under President Obama’s reform order.
WOSU News Archives For September 2005
Facing the highest fuel prices in years, Ohio farmers are looking for ways to cut costs during this harvest season.
Across the county cities are moving to offer wireless internet access to their residents and businesses. Philadelphia and Minneapolis are among the cities entering the WI-FI market. Here in central Ohio, three cities are launching pilot programs of differing sizes. The communities see WI-FI as a service to attract business and improve life for their residents. Some traditional internet service providers see municipal WI-FI as unfair competition
Because of Hurricane Katrina and the evacuation of New Orleans event planners have to rebook hundreds of conventions scheduled for the crescent city. Some of those meetings could end up here in Columbus.
Radio and television stations, city workers and other volunteers continue to line the streets near city hall this afternoon collecting money for hurricane victims. Columbus Unites has been a day-long effort to raise money for the red cross.
Hurricane Katrina evacuees begin arriving by bus in Columbus today with more evacuees expected to arrive by plane tomorrow.
Ohio State officials are preparing for Saturday’s much-anticipated football game against the University of Texas.
At $1.14 per 100 cubic feet, the cost of natural gas in Ohio is at an all-time high. Some predict that Hurricane Katrina’s impact will drive them higher.
Ohio State University’s mega fitness facility, which opened August 29th, will be paid for by an increased student recreation fee. Some students don’t object, others do.
New Orleans Universities are all closed indefinitely and urge their students to enroll at other schools. Here in Ohio, colleges and universities are preparing to help the displaced students find new classrooms.
Governor Taft has ordered 1,500 Ohio National Guard troops to help provide security and aid rescue and recovery efforts in hurricane-stricken Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana.