WOSU News Archives For: March 6, 2006

Red Light Cameras Make Columbus Debut

12:00AM
March
6, 2006

The first red light cameras in Columbus begin operating March 7th at two of the city’s most accident prone intersections. The cameras will record the license plates of drivers who enter the intersections after the traffic signal has turned red. City officials say the cameras will reduce injuries and fatalities. Critics believe they’re an easy way for government to pump up revenue.

Hungry Ohioans on the increase

12:00AM
March
6, 2006

A comprehensive new study shows more Ohioans are going hungry now than anytime in recent memory. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports.

Seniors and prescription drugs, part 3

12:00AM
March
6, 2006

WOSU News has looked at Medicare’s massive new prescription drug plan this week and found that while the adjustment period has been a rough one, Plan D has the potential to help many older Ohioans cope with the cost of medications. But with prescription drugs, cost is only one factor to consider.

Seniors and prescription drugs, part 2

12:00AM
March
6, 2006

Some question whether the new Medicare Prescription drug plan is a benefit or a liability. Those familiar with Plan D see potential for good, but for many others, it remains a mystery. WOSU’s Christina Morgan looks at the plans impact on seniors.

Seniors and prescription drugs, part 1

12:00AM
March
6, 2006

When the new Medicare prescription drug plan went into effect January 1st, pharmacists were on the front lines of battle. They faced confused consumers and, at times, simply gave those customers the medication they needed free of charge. WOSU’s Christina Morgan reports two local pharmacists say the early confusion is beginning to clear, but it’s been a bumpy several weeks.

Relatives of convicted killed make plea for mercy

12:00AM
March
6, 2006

Relatives of a man convicted of killing Columbus police officer Bryan Hurst today asked a federal court jury to spare his life. WOSU’s Tom Borgerding reports on the latest testimony in the trial of 30 year old Daryl Lawrence.

Breathalyzer Tests Questioned By Defense Attorneys

12:00AM
March
6, 2006

Prosecutors, judges and juries often use the results of breathazlyzer tests to convict people of driving drunk. But many defense attorneys say the tests are not always reliable.