Veteran journalist Carl Hoffman believes he’s solved one of the great mysteries of the 20th century. In 1961 at the age of 23, Michael Rockefeller – son of New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller and a member of one of the richest and most powerful families in America ¬– travelled to remote New Guinea in search of primitive art for his father’s new museum.
WOSU News Archives For March 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
State official says February storms could have driven people out of the labor market.
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.
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.
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
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.