WOSU News Archives For January 2007

Farm Workers Fight Back

12:00AM
January
26, 2007

Farm workers in Ohio who won’t get an increase in the minimum wage due to recently passed legislation are fighting back.

Elderly Scam Victim Speaks Out

12:00AM
January
26, 2007

Crimes against the elderly are some of the most common scams, but also the most underreported. One Columbus woman is breaking her silence about the swindler who left her broke and heartbroken, in the hopes of helping other victims.

Columbus City School union bus drivers say I told you so

12:00AM
January
26, 2007

Columbus Public Schools resumed classes today after having to close due to a lack of bus drivers. A contract company the system uses to drive buses discovered it had not completed background checks on its drivers. Now union workers are speaking out about the problem with contract employees.

Columbus Public Schools Re-Open After Bus Debacle.

12:00AM
January
25, 2007

Columbus Public School students returned to class today after a day off because of a lack of bus drivers. Classes were canceled Thursday because a company that provides school bus drivers for the district grounded its fleet. The company, First Student, took the action because it failed to conduct background checks on its drivers.

More Elderly Seek Bankruptcy Protection

12:00AM
January
25, 2007

Debt Counselors in Ohio and other states report more 50, 60, and even 70 year olds are seeking relief from creditors. Oftentimes, the pile of debt forces the elderly into bankruptcy court.

Doctors measure length of fetuses’ noses to look for disorders

12:00AM
January
24, 2007

For years expecting mothers have had to wait until the latter part of their pregnancy to detect fetal abnormalities like Down syndrome. But now there’s a method for earlier detection, and it does not involve drawing blood or amniotic fluid.

Ethanol Plant Planned for NW Ohio on Hold

12:00AM
January
24, 2007

Development officials in northwest Ohio say plans for a new ethanol plant in Defiance County are on hold.<

Ohio Members of Congress Offer Mixed Reviews of President’s Address

12:00AM
January
24, 2007

For the first time since President Bush took office, he delivered his State of the Union address to a Democratic Congress. Ohio lawmakers were there bad had mixed reactions to the President’s proposals.

Governor: Encourage Businesses to Provide Health Insurance

12:00AM
January
23, 2007

Ohio could cut health care costs by making it more attractive for private companies to insure their employees.

Morning after pill made OTC still controversial

12:00AM
January
23, 2007

The Food and Drug Administration approved the emergency contraception, Plan B often called the morning after pill, for over-the-counter sale in August. But at least for one Ohio couple, obtaining the medication was not that easy.