WOSU News Archives For October 2006

A Thousand Teens to Assume Franklin County Poll Working Duties

Dublin Coffman students learn to set up electronic voting machines
12:00AM
October 24, 2006

Elections officials in Franklin County say at least 20% of poll workers on Election Day will be teenagers, 17 and 18 years of age. Some may be too young to vote, but if they complete the required training they will be certified as elections workers under a bill signed into law in January.

Former President Campaigns For Ohio Democrats

12:00AM
October
24, 2006

Former President Bill Clinton rallied Ohio Democrats in a visit to Columbus. He said Republicans have become ideologues who are not governing based on fact. He spoke at an event for Congressman Sherrod Brown. Brown is challenging Republican Senator Mike DeWine. Clinton called on Democrats to reach out to independents and republicans in the days leading up to the November Seventh election.

School Officials Get Safety Lesson In Columbus

12:00AM
October
24, 2006

As a response to recent incidents of school violence Ohio lawmakers now require school districts to develop and fine-tune safety measures for the classroom. The legislation aims to prevent school shootings and other violence against students or staff. But today, representatives from 200 school districts got an eye-opening demonstration courtesy of a safety consultant.

Little Agreement in Debate on Issue 3

12:00AM
October
23, 2006

The 7 Ohio race track owners and two Cleveland developers who are asking voter approval for slot machines at their facilities figure they will make many millions of dollars in net profit every year.

State Elevator Inspectors Investigate Death

12:00AM
October
23, 2006

State elevator investigators were at Stradley Hall on the Ohio State campus Monday morning. Workers are trying to determine why a dormitory elevator began to descend with the doors still ajar, killing an OSU freshman from Erie, Pennsylvania.

Columbus Zoo Partnership in Rwanda Helps People and Animals

12:00AM
October
23, 2006

The Columbus Zoo’s 15-year-old Partners in Conservation program looks at ways to help people who live near endangered animals.

Columbus High School Students Take Political Pulse

12:00AM
October
20, 2006

A survey of young adults in Columbus indicates a proposal to hike the minimum wage is a potential big draw to the polls next month. As part of a statewide project, Some Columbus Public High School students traveled to convenience stores, libraries, grocery stores, and street corners to conduct face-to-face interviews on election issues.

Civil War-Era Flag Returned to Ohio

The 58th Ohio Volunteer Infantry's National Colors, missing for more than 30 years, is home again in Ohio
12:00AM
October 20, 2006

An American flag carried by a Columbus-based regiment during the Civil War has returned home. The 6-foot-square stars and stripes was used by the 58th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. It went missing from the Adjutant General’s collection sometime during the 1960s and was recently discovered in the possession of a collector in Maine.

House Leader John Boehner (R-OH) comments on his testimony before House Ethics Committee

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12:00AM
October 20, 2006

House Majority Leader John Boehner of Southwest Ohio testified Thursday before the house ethics committee. The panel’s probing what the leader and other lawmakers knew about the inappropriate e-mails former Congressman Mark Foley sent to Congressional pages. Chad Pergram reports from Capitol Hill.

Ross County Escapee John Parsons Recaptured

Ross County Sheriff Ronald Nichols announcing the arrest of accused killer John Parsons
12:00AM
October 19, 2006

A man accused of killing of a Chillicothe police officer is back in custody after escaping from the county jail nearly three months ago