WOSU News Archives For: May 25, 2006

Predatory lending bill passes state legislature

12:00AM
May
25, 2006

A newly passed bill that’s meant to crack down on predatory lenders is on its way to Governor Taft.

Racially-tinged debate erupts in Ohio Senate

12:00AM
May
25, 2006

A racially-tinged shouting match erupted on the floor of the Ohio Senate last (Wednesday) night. The heated debate began as lawmakers were poised to vote on a non-controversial resolution .one commemorating September 22 as the anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.

Columbus Barbershop Hosts HIV Awareness Talks

12:00AM
May
25, 2006

HIV rates among black women are rising nationally. In Franklin County, Ohio Department of Health data indicates black women make up 11% of new HIV/AIDS cases and minorities make up about 36% of new cases. To raise awareness among minorities a local organization is taking a new approach. They’re taking HIV education into barbershops.