WOSU News Archives For February 2006

Columbus School Board Cuts $29 Million

12:00AM
February
22, 2006

The Columbus Board of Education has voted to cut nearly $29 million from next year’s budget. Yesterday’s decision means the loss of some 200 teaching positions and the closing of 12 schools.

OSU Chimpanzee Center to close

12:00AM
February
21, 2006

Renowned facility forced to close by lack of funding and overcrowding.

Congresswoman Deborah Pryce Kicks Off Campaign

12:00AM
February
21, 2006

Republican Congresswoman Deborah Pryce kicked off her re-election campaign Tuesday with her first major fundraiser. Pryce is running against Franklin County Commissioner Mary Jo Kilroy, and admits this will be her toughest Congressional race yet.

Katrina Evacuees Decide To Stay Or Go

12:00AM
February
20, 2006

It’s been six months since Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast leaving behind the costliest natural disaster in American history. Thousands were displaced by the storm scattered all over the country. Some of them have decided to rebuild their lives elsewhere while others are making plans to move back. Two families from the Deep South who evacuated to central Ohio each have different ideas on what their next steps will be.

Health Professionals Say Many Teens Unaware of Risks of Sexual Behavior

12:00AM
February
20, 2006

THIS STORY CONTAINS LANGUAGE THAT MAY OFFEND SOME LISTENERS. A recent study conducted by the centers for Disease Control and Prevention found half of 15 to 19-year olds have engaged in oral sex, some without knowing sexually transmitted diseases can be passed along this way.

AIDS Orphans in Rwanda Offered Hope

12:00AM
February
17, 2006

The number of Rwandan children orphaned by Aids far exceeds the number of adult-headed households available to take them in.

Federal Official Tells Columbus Audience To Prepare For Flu Pandemic

12:00AM
February
17, 2006

The nation’s top health official warned Ohio today that the FEDS won’t be able to come to any state’s rescue .if the bird flu mutates into a nationwide or worldwide pandemic that kills humans.

Ohio May Primary Ballot Is Set

12:00AM
February
17, 2006

Republican and Democratic voters will choose candidates for November’s U-S senate race. Both primary ballots also feature contested races for Governor, State Auditor, Attorney General and Treasurer.

Eyesore to Luxury condos: Plans for a new Arena district condo complex unveiled

12:00AM
February
16, 2006

Nationwide Realty Thursday announced plans to turn an Arena District Eyesore into a new 20-story condominium tower and complex Officials say the development was inspired by the success of similar downtown developments. Nationwide Realty Investments plans to renovate the currently empty A&P warehouse on the corner of Neil Avene and Spring Street.

President Bush Visits Ohio To Promote New Health Care Idea

12:00AM
February
15, 2006

President Bush visited Wendy’s International Headquarters in Dublin Wednesday to promote a plan he says will reduce the cost of health care for Americans. The president says creating tax breaks for health savings accounts will create competition among health care providers and reduce prices.