WOSU News Archives For October 2005

Mary Jo Kilroy to challenge Rep. Pryce

12:00AM
October
19, 2005

Franklin County Commissioner Mary Jo Kilroy announced today she’ll run for Congress. She says she’ll focus on matters close to home.

Columbus School Board Faces Budget Decisions, Possible Lay-offs

12:00AM
October
19, 2005

The Columbus Public School system could be in for a big change in the next few years due to large budget cuts. Some of the changes could include layoffs and school closings.

OSU Poet Laureat David Citino dies

12:00AM
October
17, 2005

Author, professor and university poet laureate for Ohio State University David Citino died Monday. He was 58 years old. A spokewoman for OSU says Citino died from complications from M-S.

Columbus City Council to decide on red light cameras

12:00AM
October
17, 2005

The Columbus City Council is expected to make a decision tonight on whether cameras will be installed at 17 intersections around Columbus. If approved, motorists who run red lights will soon have to pay for it.

State begins supplying flu vaccine to local counterparts

12:00AM
October
17, 2005

The state is now helping local health officials get ready for another flu season. The Ohio Department of Health says it has begun shipping tens thousands of doses of flu vaccine to local health departments, so they can provide shots to those most at risk of getting sick.

A New Workweek Arrives Too Soon For Those With “Sunday Night Syndrome.”

12:00AM
October
17, 2005

Its Monday morning and hundreds of thousands of Central Ohioans prepare to return to work after a week-end off. But, thousands of workers dread Monday morning, and for many, irritability and feelings of depression can set in on Sunday night.

Delaware County Police Officer Indicted for Sexual Misconduct, Kidnapping

12:00AM
October
14, 2005

A Delaware County police officer charged with 10 counts of sexual misconduct and kidnapping involving 2 underage girls turned himself in today, a few hours after being indicted by a grand jury. Officer Edsil Spence had been placed on leave from the Genoa Township police department where he worked.

MIT professor offers new perspective on emergency preparedness

12:00AM
October
14, 2005

A leading corporate crisis researcher and professor at MIT was the keynote speaker at a symposium at OSU’s Center for Resilience Friday. Yossi Sheffi is using his research to look into how all levels of government can be better prepared in the event of an emergency.

Ohio prison officials in search of elderly escapees

12:00AM
October
13, 2005

When a prisoner escapes he or she will most likely be apprehended and returned to prison with in a matter of days or weeks. But Ohio prison officials keep a list of escapees who have beaten the odds and have remained on the lam for years. The oldest person on Ohio’s list is a convicted felon who bolted from the London Prison Farm west of Columbus in the mid-1950s and remains free to this day.

Native Americans Protest Santa Maria Replica

12:00AM
October
13, 2005

Busloads of school children went aboard the city of Columbus’ Santa Maria replica to mark the official observance of Columbus Day. Built in 1991, the Santa Maria is an authentic recreation of Christopher Columbus’s flagship. But ever since its arrival in central Ohio 13 years ago, the ship has been the object of protest by Native Americans.