WOSU News Archives For February 2006

North-side residents express concerns of relocating East High

12:00AM
February
28, 2006

Members of several Columbus-area organizations met last night to express their concerns over the temporary relocation of East High School to the North Education Center in Clintonville. The move comes at the same time Columbus Police officials are planning to close a near-by police sub-station.

Jury Finds Lawrence Guilty of Killing Officer

12:00AM
February
28, 2006

A federal jury Tuesday found 30-year-old Daryl Lawrence guilty in the shooting death of a Columbus police officer.

OSU Professor Says She’ll Fight for Chimps’ Return

12:00AM
February
28, 2006

A psychology professor who opened Ohio State University’s primate research center 23 years ago vows to fight the university’s closing of the facility. Sally Boysen protested closing Monday by chaining herself to an access gate. She and a group of protestors delayed for several hours the transfer of nine chimpanzees to a primate sanctuary in Texas. The action came a week after the university announced that the facility would be closed. WOSU’s Sam Hendren reports.

Ash tree protection threatened by funding cuts

12:00AM
February
28, 2006

Faced with a severe cut in federal funding, the state of Ohio is changing the way it will fight the spread of the Emerald Ash Borer. Because of the federal funding cut and a lack of state funding, the infestations could spread.

Ash tree removal program draws criticism in Delaware County

12:00AM
February
27, 2006

In Delaware County, loggers continue to cut down ash trees. The huge ash tree clearing effort is aimed at stopping the spread of the Emerald Ash Borer. The effort is drawing sharp criticism from land owners who claim they are being bullied by state officials and the contractor hired to cut the trees.

Ohio Supreme court rules state’s sentencing law unconstitutional

12:00AM
February
27, 2006

Hundreds of defendents in Ohio will likely have to be re-sentenced.

Local food bank struggles to keep up with demand

12:00AM
February
24, 2006

A survey of Franklin and 19 other counties shows a 44 percent increase in demand for food.

Mayor Coleman Makes Seventh State of the City Speech

12:00AM
February
23, 2006

Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman made his seventh State of the City address Thursday night at TechColumbus’ Business Technology Center. The mayor focused on progress, opportunity and responsibility.

Coleman: Columbus Declares War on Abdanoned Houses

12:00AM
February
23, 2006

Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman will deliver his seventh State of the City address this evening. In it, the mayor will propose spending $25 million over the next six years to rehabilitate or remove about 1,000 abandoned houses around the city. Such housing, he says, drags neighborhoods down and serves as a catalyst for crime.

Federal Trial Begins In Case of Accused Killer of Columbus Police Officer

12:00AM
February
22, 2006

Testimony got underway today in the federal district jury trial of a man accused of killing a Columbus Police officer. 30 year old Daryl Lawrence faces a possible death penalty if convicted of the January 2005 murder of officer Bryan Hurst.