WOSU News Archives For: September 15, 2006

Four Central Ohio E-Coli Cases Linked To Tained Fresh Spinach

12:00AM
September
15, 2006

The Columbus Public Health Department is warning residents about the recent E-Coli outbreaks. Six people in central Ohio and one person in southwestern Ohio have been infected with E-Coli. Authorities have linked other E-Coli outbreaks to bagged fresh spinach. Grocery stores and restaurants are removing fresh spinach from their shelves.

18th District Reacts to News of Ney’s Guilty Plea

12:00AM
September
15, 2006

Ohio Congressman Bob Ney says he’s made serious mistakes and is sorry for the pain his wrongdoing has caused. Ney’s statement follows news that the 18th district congressman has agreed to plead guilty to federal charges connected to a probe of lobbyist Jack Abramoff. But reaction in parts of the 18th district is muted.

Ohio Students Step Into Digital Classroom

7th grade teacher Sean Holland using an electronic interactive whiteboard
12:00AM
September 15, 2006

75% of classrooms in the United Kingdom are using multi-media computer technology to help teach students. In Ohio that number is only 2%. At John Sells Middle School in Dublin teachers have begun incorporating digital instruction into their lessons. School officials say they don’t yet have concrete data to gauge the effectiveness of digital learning. But they say they’re encouraged by what they’ve seen so far.

Central Ohioans Sick From E-Coli; Bagged Spinach Suspected

12:00AM
September
15, 2006

The Franklin County Health Department has confirmed several cases of E-Coli infection in Central Ohio. Authorities have linked other E-Coli outbreaks to bagged fresh spinach. Grocery stores like Kroger are tossing out all fresh spinach products.

Congressman Bob Ney Agrees to Plead Guilty To Corruption Charges.

12:00AM
September
15, 2006

Ohio Congressman Bob Ney has agreed to plead guilty to charges including making false statements and conspiracy to commit fraud. The Republican has been under scrutiny because of his ties to disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff and announced this summer that he would not seek re-election.