Childhood innocence and generosity are apparent in a Dublin boy who mailed his allowance money to the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s football team. The financially-struggling program will end this season. Sitting down with WOSU, Bennett Williams expresses interest in continuing his mission to help.
WOSU News Archives For June 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.
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.
The Ohio University Board of Trustees today approved four million dollars to improve computer security after five data theft cases in 15 months.
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.
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.
Republican Secretary of State and gubernatorial candidate Ken Blackwell is under fire from Democrats.
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’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.
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.
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.