WOSU News Archives For: June 5, 2006

Ohio Seeks to Cut Youth Recidivism

12:00AM
June
5, 2006

About 1,700 young people, ages 12 to 21, are held in the custody of Ohio’s Department of Youth Services each year. Officials say many will be returned to confinement within a few years. The agency’s director hopes to cut recidivism by implementing new measures – which include recruiting community volunteers to help with literacy and job training.

Small Towns’ Economy Could Suffer If Egg Farms Lose Permits

12:00AM
June
5, 2006

A hearing scheduled to start later this week will help determine the future of one of Ohio’s largest egg processors. Ohio Fresh Eggs operates farms with millions of chikcens at sites in three counties north and west of Columbus. The head of the Department of Agriculture wants to revoke the company’s operating permits for alleged failure to identify one of its financial partners. But, a permit revocation could hurt the economy of small towns near the farms.