WOSU News Archives For February 2007

Lawmakers Propose Tougher Sanctions on Repeat Drunken Drivers

12:00AM
February
28, 2007

Repeat drunken drivers might face a range of additional restrictions if some Ohio lawmakers get their way.

Business Owners Slam Anti-Smoking Law at Hearing

Testimony on draft anti-smoking regulations
12:00AM
February 28, 2007

The Ohio Department of Heath is working to finalize enforcement rules for the state’s new indoor smoking ban. Part of the process occurred today in Columbus as several dozen Ohioans testified for and against draft enforcement procedures.

Lack of Funding Closes Native American Center

12:00AM
February
27, 2007

A center in Columbus that provides food, clothing and health services to Native Americans is closed for financial reasons. And the executive director is not sure when the center will have enough money to reopen.

Ohio Attorney General Targets Predatory Lenders

12:00AM
February
27, 2007

Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann says he wants to pressure loan companies and mortgage brokers who prey on home buyers with bad credit or low incomes.

20-Time DUI Offender Sentenced

12:00AM
February
27, 2007

A man with a criminal record of 20convictions of driving under the influence was sentenced in Akron Tuesday to 16.5 years in prison.

Obama gathers support, campaign cash in Ohio

12:00AM
February
27, 2007

Democratic presidential contender Barack Obama finished an early campaign swing through politically pivotal Ohio with a rally that had the energy of election eve.

Authorities Investigate Nelsonville, OH Sewer Explosion

A workman checks for debris in Nelsonville's storm water sewer system, damagaed by an explosion Saturday evening
12:00AM
February 26, 2007

Authorities in Nelsonville are still investigating a Saturday night explosion that forced the evacuation of 60 homes in the Athens County community. No one was injured. The driver of a Jeep skidded off a city street and gasoline spread through the city’s storm water drainage system.

Weekend murder prompts added security at East High

12:00AM
February
26, 2007

Columbus public school officials Monday morning partially locked down East High School. The additional security followed the weekend murder of a former East High student and the wounding of three other men.

Growing demand for fresh fish helps spur growth of fish farming in Ohio.

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12:00AM
February 26, 2007

Ohioan’s growing appetite for fresh fish boosts fish farming in the state.

Ohio joins vaccine debate

12:00AM
February
23, 2007

Ohio is the latest state to join the controversy over mandating a new cervical cancer vaccine.