WOSU News Archives For: August 21, 2006

Gas prices down?

12:00AM
August
21, 2006

In early August, gasoline prices in Ohio were around three dollars a gallon for regular unleaded. So when British Petroleum announced earlier this month that it would be shutting down an Alaskan pipeline, many Ohioans braced for more pain at the pump.

Strickland, Blackwell argue taxes, economic reform

12:00AM
August
21, 2006

The Democratic and Republican candidates for governor jousted for votes Monday at a large gathering sponsored by business advocates. More than 500 people turned out at a forum that was set up by several central Ohio chambers of commerce.

High Prices For Scrap Metal Causes Headaches For Utility Company

12:00AM
August
21, 2006

Scrap copper prices today topped $3.50 per pound on the New York Mercantile Exchange. While the higher price can be good news for metal recyclers, its lead to problems for one of Columbus’ largest companies. Now,American Electric Power wants its customers to keep an eye out for metal thieves.

Somali Immigrants Learn About Western Dental Health

12:00AM
August
21, 2006

As more immigrants arrive in Columbus, their diets change to include more processed food and more sugar. For a group of Somalis, the dietary changes create a need to change oral hygiene and dental care. They get help from several health and social service organziations.

Summer workshop aims to boost student grasp of science

12:00AM
August
21, 2006

Recently, a study dubbed the nation’s report card found that high school seniors did not show any improvement in science understanding since 2000. The National Assessment of Educational Process found science aptitude is actually lower than it was in 1996. Many people are taking action to improve science education. Specifically some are improving how schools teach physics.