WOSU News Archives For: June 20, 2006

OSU Scientists Finds Evidence for Largest Crater

12:00AM
June
20, 2006

Scientists generally agree that a giant meteorite slammed into the Earth 65 million years ago, killing off the dinosaurs. The impact left behind what has been believed to be the world’s largest crater off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. But recently, OSU scientists found evidence for an even larger crater and a larger meteor impact in Antarctica.

OSU Hybrid Placed 4th in SUV Competition

12:00AM
June
20, 2006

Ohio State University’s hybrid SUV placed 4th in the recent ChallengeX competition in Mesa, Arizona. The competition, sponsored by General Motors and the Department of Energy, challenges universities to build an SUV that minimizes environmental impacts while maintaining vehicle performance.

County Commission Tables Proposed Labor Agreement

12:00AM
June
20, 2006

Striking members of a Teamsters Local today picketed the Franklin County Courthouse and tried to drum up support for their position in a labor dispute with the Franklin County Child Support Enforcement Agency. Union and County leaders are scheduled to meet later this afternoon with a state mediator. Workers have been on strike since June 12th.

Governor Taft Signs Predatory Lending Blill

12:00AM
June
20, 2006

Governor Taft has signed a bill that targets lenders and mortgage brokers who prey on consumers with bad credit or low incomes.