Ohio is celebrating its 212th birthday with special events at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus.
WOSU News Archives For November 2005
Members of the Transport Workers Union have voted 337 to 50 to reject a proposed wage and benefit agreement with the Central Ohio Transit Authority.
Jockeys in their racing silks joined well-wishers crowding the winner’s circle at Beulah Park horse track in Grove City today. They came to pay respects to their 16-year-old friend, jockey Josh Radosevich, who died in a racing accident Wednesday.
Unionized workers at Kroger are voting today on a proposed wage and benefit agreement. The outcome could determine whether Central Ohio stores remain fully staffed for the coming holiday week.
Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman wants to spend 750-thousand dollars next year to fund another police strike force. This year the city spent half a million dollars to deploy officers in targeted areas to combat violent crime. While Mayor Coleman declares the strike force successful, crime figures are inconclusive.
More than 44-hundred students could be attending different schools next year. That’s if the Columbus Board of Education approves the closing of more than 15 schools. Recommendations were made today at the board.
A tentative agreement has been reached, averting a strike by thousands of Kroger employees at 82 stores throughout Ohio. The announcement comes from both the union and the supermarket company, but neither is offering details of the workers’ new contract. It was agreed to earlier this morning after an all-night negotiating session.
The local beauty parlor may have a quirky name like The Mane Attraction or The Hairem or Shear Perfection. But it’s likely filled with old-fashioned gossip — maybe not the Steel Magnolias variety, but local beauticians readily admit that the salon is a place where customers sometimes share the most intimate of details with their stylist. There’s a new salon, though, that’s trying to change the gossipy habit.
Away from the Veterans Day parades, the graveside commemorations, and other ceremonies, the war wounded look to their government for long-term treatment of their wounds…both seen and unseen. Wounded veterans often take note of today’s holiday in personal ways. WOSU’s Tom Borgerding reports.
People of all ages lined the streets of downtown Columbus today to watch the annual Veterans’ Day Parade. The mood of the parade, while patriotic, was rather somber as many were there to pay their respects to the men and women who serve the nation’s armed forces.
Some critics of U-S Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito believe his confirmation may change the court’s balance and lead to the overturning of the landmark Roe versus Wade decision. The attorney who successfully argued the case before the court more than 30 years ago says she’s worried such a ruling will occur. Sarah Weddington spoke in Columbus November 9th.