WOSU News Archives For March 2007

Washington watchdogs say Buckeyes have unfair advantage

12:00AM
March
30, 2007

Ohio State faces off against Georgetown this Saturday in the NCAA Final Four. In Washington, watchdogs are using the event to point out what they see as an unfair advantage for the Buckeyes. Not on the court, but in lobbying the halls of Congress. Click on the icon to hear the story.

Ohio Barns Group Holds Preservation Conference

Spring comes to Glen Harper's barn near Springboro
12:00AM
March 29, 2007

Many historic structures from Ohio’s past are lost every year. They’re barns; symbols of the state’s agricultural heritage. Their enthusiasts will gather March 30th in Mansfield for the 8th annual Ohio Barn Conference. It’s a 3-day meeting to discuss restoration, preservation, barn photography and tax incentives for barn repair. Participants will also tour local barns in the Richland County area.

National Weather Service Prepares to Expand Severe Weather Warning System

12:00AM
March
29, 2007

After successful tests in Ohio, the National Weather Service plans expansion of its “storm-based” warning system to the entire nation. Severe weather alerts will use common landmarks, highways, rivers and streams to warn the public of an approaching storm.

Franklin County Immunizations Highest In U.S.

Spreading the word about infant immunizations on a Columbus sidewalk bench. The message seems to be working.
12:00AM
March 28, 2007

City and county health officials say Project LOVE has made a tremendous difference. When the “Love Our Kids Vaccinate Early!” campaign was started in 1993, only 40% of the children in Franklin County had the appropriate vaccinations by age 2. Now the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the Columbus – Franklin County area leads the nation in immunizations for the second consecutive year. Officials celebrated the news at the Columbus Health Department on Tuesday.

Ohio Senate agrees to proposal to not wipe out child sex offenders’ records

12:00AM
March
28, 2007

State senators have okayed a proposal that could stop Ohio criminals who have sexually attacked children from having their criminal records expunged. Click on the icon to hear the story.

Fewer Ohioans Search For Jobs in February.

12:00AM
March
27, 2007

State official says February storms could have driven people out of the labor market.

NotePods: A Downloadable Alternative to Cliffs Notes?

12:00AM
March
27, 2007

There’s a new rival to Cliffs Notes – the study guides sometimes read by students who’d rather not read the original piece of literature – no matter how famous. Now a company is offering NotePods – downloadable summaries of some of the great classics. They are not books on tape in their entirety – merely summaries of the plot and the main characters. While the company touts them as a new innovative study aid, some educators have their doubts.

Local courts need more interpreters

12:00AM
March
26, 2007

More and more Ohio courts are finding they need to hire an interpreter in some cases, because a defendant or a key witness does not speak English. And now, the Ohio Supreme Court is stepping in, to help local judges decide when an interpreter should be brought in.

Jury Finds Bruce Guilty of Child’s Death

12:00AM
March
23, 2007

A Franklin County jury Friday afternoon found Lindsey Bruce guilty of murder in the death of 5-year-old Emily Rimel.

OSU men’s basketball team makes run for Final Four, but the hype not the same as run for football title

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12:00AM
March 23, 2007

The Ohio State University men’s basketball team claimed a spot in the NCAA’s Final Four. And many fans are hopeful the Buckeyes can bring home another national title for its school. But the hype leading up to a possible basketball championship does not begin to compare to one in football.