WOSU News Archives For: December 6, 2006

Taft Could Sign Mental Health Parity Bill

12:00AM
December
6, 2006

There are indications that Ohio Governor Bob Taft might sign a bill that would require private health insurers to cover mental health problems the same way they do physical illnesses.

Ohio Senate OK’s Tougher HS Coursework

12:00AM
December
6, 2006

Ohio Senators Wednesday approved a bill to eventually force all Ohio college-bound high-schoolers to take a beefed-up curriculum, if they want to move directly to a four-year, state-supported university.

Mayor Coleman hosts anti-gang summit

12:00AM
December
6, 2006

Columbus and the federal Department of Justice today hosted nearly 400 delegates at an Anti-Gang Summit. Among the delgates: undercover police officers, social workers and neighborhood advocates from counties in Central and Southern Ohio.

Ohio truckers fall under new smoking ban

12:00AM
December
6, 2006

Ohio’s state-wide smoking ban goes into effect Thursday, December 7. The law approved by voters last month bans smoking in all public workplaces – including bars, restaurants and bowling alleys. It also prohibits smoking in less public workplaces – like the cabs of most trucks.