WOSU News Archives For: July 24, 2006

Birds Sing to a Different Tune

12:00AM
July
24, 2006

It’s not just humans who have different accents and dialects. It turns out, song birds do, too. Like humans, they have different dialects that depend on where they live. Song birds also learn their songs – much the same way humans do. Scientists from Ohio State University are researching the song-learning process and influence of dialects on behavior.

Locals, gas company officials to debate tree removal in state forest

12:00AM
July
24, 2006

Columbia Gas Transmissions is seeking to remove thousands of trees from Mohican State Forest and Mohican State Park near Loudonville. The company says they need better access to their storage wells and pipe lines in the park. The move has angered many people in the area, and Columbia has delayed cutting to allow time for a town hall meeting.

To Rent Or Not To Rent; Rising Interest Rates Boosts Need For Apartment Rentals

12:00AM
July
24, 2006

Three years ago interest rates were at an all time low, and many people were taking advantage of it: buying a home instead of renting. But the buyer’s boom appears to be coming to an end as interest rates continue to rise. And that’s causing the Columbus rental market to be the tightest it’s been in years.

Ohioans hit by hard economy retrain to change fields

12:00AM
July
24, 2006

An option for workers affected by closed factories, manufacturing outsourcing and lay-offs is “retraining” or “re-education” for employment in different fields. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services says they expect 44-hundred Ohioans to enroll in retraining programs this year. WOSU’s Sabrina Hersi-Issa reports on worker-turned-students trying to make the transition