WOSU News Archives For September 2005

Ohio Farmers Fear Fuel Costs

12:00AM
September
20, 2005

Facing the highest fuel prices in years, Ohio farmers are looking for ways to cut costs during this harvest season.

Central Ohio cities move into WI-FI market

12:00AM
September
19, 2005

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

Displaced New Orleans conventions could end up in Columbus

12:00AM
September
13, 2005

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.

Columbus Unites raises thousands for hurricane victims

12:00AM
September
8, 2005

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.

Ohio Guard Helps Hurricane Victims in Mississippi

12:00AM
September
7, 2005

Hurricane Katrina evacuees begin arriving by bus in Columbus today with more evacuees expected to arrive by plane tomorrow.

OSU Braces for UT Game

12:00AM
September
7, 2005

Ohio State officials are preparing for Saturday’s much-anticipated football game against the University of Texas.

Hurricane Likely To Drive Natural Gas Prices Higher

12:00AM
September
2, 2005

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.

OSU Rec Fee Still Debated by Students

12:00AM
September
2, 2005

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.

Ohio colleges and universities poised to house New Orleans students

12:00AM
September
1, 2005

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.

Ohioans move to help hurricane victims

12:00AM
September
1, 2005

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.