WOSU News Archives For July 2006

Tax Plan Would Provide All-Day Kindergarten

12:00AM
July
31, 2006

While republican leaders in the Ohio House and Senate are pushing a plan that would cut capital gains taxes for some Ohioans, democratic leaders are getting behind a plan that would make it possible for every school district in the state to offer full day, every day kindergarten.

Workplaces Offer Pet Friendly Environments

12:00AM
July
31, 2006

Most everyone at one time or another has experienced stress at work. But there’s at least one central Ohio company hoping its pet policy will reduce workplace tension.

Heat Wave Blankets Ohio

12:00AM
July
31, 2006

A heat wave that baked the Great Plains during the week-end moved into Ohio for the start of the workweek. The National Weather Service says dangerous heat and humidity will send the mercury into the mid-90s and heat indices above 100.

Columbus Junior League Provides Kids With Back-To-School Materials

12:00AM
July
28, 2006

Central Ohio children will be going back to class in about a month. And that means they’ll need school supplies. The Junior League of Columbus gave away more than 2,500 backpacks filled with supplies to children in need. Forty of those chidlren received their new materials at Fedderson Recreation Center.

Columbus Residents Talk for Science

12:00AM
July
28, 2006

Researchers at Ohio State University have created a database of Columbus residents talking. Researchers say the recordings of people’s conversations will be a valuable resource for anyone who studies spoken communication. Eventually, it may even lead to computers that can understand human speech.

Candidates Quarrel Over Release of Tax Returns

12:00AM
July
28, 2006

During the last two gubernatorial campaigns, both the republican and democratic candidates have released their tax returns to the public. But it doesn’t appear likely that will happen in this campaign. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles has more on the story.

Columbus City Council set to vote on Big Darby agreement

12:00AM
July
27, 2006

The development plan for Big Darby Creek Watershed is finalized. Now it’s time for officials from the 10 involved jurisdictions to take the agreement to their local districts. Columbus City Council held public hearings on the Big Darby plan.

Churches Prepare to Mentor Ohio Inmates

12:00AM
July
27, 2006

Hundreds of law-abiding Ohioans say they’re ready to go to prison next month. It’s part of a week-long campaign with churches and volunteers vowing to mentor inmates, so they’re less likely to return to a life of crime, after they’re freed.

Former Dublin Coaches Plead Not Guilty

12:00AM
July
26, 2006

Two former Lacrosse coaches at Dublin Coffman High School today appeared before Franklin County Municipal Court judge Anne Taylor to answer criminal charges.

Father criticial of mental health care system in wake of son’s suicide

12:00AM
July
26, 2006

An 18-year-old man shot and killed his girlfriend and himself last week in rural Hocking County. The young man’s father says his son was treated for mental illness at 3 facilities in the last month, and had several run-ins with police. Now the father is accusing Ohio’s mental health care system and local law enforcement of failing his son.