WOSU News Archives For: October 6, 2005

Factory Farms Irritate Ohio Neighbors

12:00AM
October
6, 2005

There are 148 Confined Animal Feeding Operations in the state of Ohio – with more CAFO’s as they’re called, on the way. These so-called mega farms have more than 100,000 chickens, 2,500 swine or 700 dairy cows. They require approval from the state department of agriculture’s environmental permitting section. But regardless of the numbers, these densely populated animal farms are irritating the folks next door. WOSU’s Sam Hendren reports

Columbus school board hopes to graduate more

12:00AM
October
6, 2005

Laughing students wearing school colors and carrying banners filled the stands at the Jesse Owens Stadium. They were there for the first Sixth Grade Convocation. School officials used today’s assembly to set goals for increasing the district’s graduation rate.