WOSU News Archives For June 2006

Church fire ruled an arson

12:00AM
June
26, 2006

Fire officials continue investigating a fire that damaged a Jehovah Witness church on Columbus’ North-East side over the weekend. Investigators have ruled the fire arson, but are not commenting on possible motives or suspects.

Downtown Arcades Struggle To Survive

The Dayton Arcade
12:00AM
June 26, 2006

The word “arcade” might conjure up images of a large, noisy room filled with omputer games located inside a mall. But a century ago, arcades were the centers of commerce in Ohio downtown areas. Few of these architectural arcades remain in the Buckeye State, and some of those face an unsure future.

O.U. Pledges $4 Million to Upgrade Computer Security

12:00AM
June
23, 2006

The Ohio University Board of Trustees today approved four million dollars to improve computer security after five data theft cases in 15 months.

Scientists Monitor Ohio Earthquakes

12:00AM
June
23, 2006

Earthquakes usually are not a common occurrence here in Ohio. But, the state just experienced its 10th earthquake of the year, almost all of them happening under and around Lake Erie. This week’s quake was the largest of the year. Although it was only a 3.8 magnitude quake, it gave many in northeastern Ohio an afternoon jolt.

Quadruple Murder Investigation

12:00AM
June
22, 2006

Columbus Police detectives today worked a north Linden neighborhood and traveled to Warren in hopes of solving a multiple murder case. The bodies of a single mother and her three children were removed late Wednesday from 1500 Loretta Avenue. WOSU’s Tom Borgerding reports.

Democratic Challenger Questions Need For Social Security Numbers of Potential Voters.

12:00AM
June
22, 2006

Republican Secretary of State and gubernatorial candidate Ken Blackwell is under fire from Democrats.

Local Mexican Immigrants Excited About World Cup

12:00AM
June
21, 2006

Passions are running high in Central Ohio’s Mexican community these days. It’s not over immigration. It’s not over a fence being built along the U.S. border. What’s caused the excitment among Mexicans living in Columbus is soccer. The Mexican national soccer team is a strong contender in this year’s world cup, and local Mexicans are doing everything they can to watch every game.

Ohio Candidates Mix Religion With Politics

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12:00AM
June 21, 2006

Ohio’s top candidates for governor are mixing politics and religion. Democrat Ted Strickland charges his Republican opponent, Ken Blackwell, of disrespecting the religious faith of millions of Ohioans.

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.