WOSU News Archives For May 2006

House-passed Bill Restricts Young Drivers

12:00AM
May
24, 2006

Sixteen year old drivers in Ohio will soon have some new limits, that is, if state representatives get their way.

Lima Company documentary debuts before emotional audience

12:00AM
May
24, 2006

A private screening of a new documentary on the deployment of Columbus-based Lima Company was viewed last night by about 300 people. Several members of the embattled Marine Reserve unit attended the screening at the Arena Grand Theater in downtown Columbus.

State legislature passes substitute for TEL

12:00AM
May
24, 2006

The State Legislature has approved a proposal limiting the growth of state government spending in most years to 3.5 percent.

Ohio’s unemployment rate jumps

12:00AM
May
23, 2006

Ohio’s unemployment rate was five-point-five percent in April, up form five-point-zero percent in March. The data was released by the Ohio department of Jobs and Family Services. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen has details.

Major federal bust in Ohio

12:00AM
May
22, 2006

Seven former executives of a suburban Columbus company have been indicted for a total of 60 major crimes in what authorities are calling the largest fraud scheme ever uncovered in a private, non – traded company

Columbus City Councilman Encourages Environmentally Friendly Buying

12:00AM
May
22, 2006

A Columbus city council member is encouraging the city and its residents to think green. The city council will be voting tonight on legislation that would change the city’s purchasing rules in an effort to do just that.

Justice Department Alleges $3 Billion Fraud Scheme

12:00AM
May
22, 2006

A federal grand jury in Columbus has indicted 7 former executives of National Century Financial Enterprises. U.S. Attorney Gregory Lockhart says in a Department of Justice release that company executives bilked investors by “building a financial house of cards.”

Cedar Point Buys Kings Island

12:00AM
May
22, 2006

After competing for rides and customers for years, Ohio’s two largest amusement parks are about to share an owner.

Central Ohio Drivers Reduce Gasoline Consumption

12:00AM
May
22, 2006

Crude Oil futures begin the week at their lowest level since April 7th. Energy industry analysts say the six week slide in futures contract prices is a result of concern about an erosion in demand for gasoline. As pump prices move in a range between $2.60 and $3.00 per gallon, Central Ohio drivers have found ways to keep a little money in their pockets.

OSU doctor and coach praise proposed HPV vaccine

OSU syncronized swimming coach and cancer survivor Linda Witter
12:00AM
May 19, 2006

Federal advisers say a new vaccine to fight cervical cancer is safe and effective, and should be approved. While local medical professionals are praising the new vaccine for its ability to prevent the virus that causes most cases of the cancer, some Conservative groups have been hesitant to endorse the treatment.