WOSU News Archives For May 2007

Politicians Harness ‘Power of the Web’

12:00AM
May
31, 2007

Many credit Howard Dean’s rise in the 2004 Democratic primaries to his campaign’s innovative use of the Internet. Now all the leading candidates are trying to harness the power of the web to get their message out, including Ohio Democratic Congressman Dennis Kucinich. Charles Davis reports from Capitol Hill.

New Plan Could Block Unfair Use of Eminent Domain

12:00AM
May
31, 2007

State senators have approved a two-pronged plan they say will stop local governments from unfairly using eminent domain to take Ohioans’ houses for economic development projects. Part of the plan includes letting Ohio voters have a say, but it’s not clear if that ballot issue will become a reality.

Low African American graduation rates are problem

12:00AM
May
30, 2007

Two thousand education experts, community leaders and public officials got together Wednesday in Columbus for a day long conference on the low high school graduation rates for African American males. They agree there’s a problem, but they disagree on how to fix it.

Whitehall area Army Reserve unit makes last minute preparation before leaving for Iraq

Members of the Whisman family collect information.
12:00AM
May 30, 2007

Wednesday some Whitehall area Army Reservists and their families reviewed what they need to take care of before leaving for Iraq. For some families this will be the first time they’re apart. For others, it’s just routine.

Truck-only lane for I-70 in Ohio

12:00AM
May
30, 2007

If transportation officials in Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, and Missouri get their way, Interstate-70 will have a special lane, just for trucks all along the four-state corridor.

Ohio Lawmakers Question Some “Click It or Ticket” Practices

12:00AM
May
29, 2007

Some Ohio lawmakers are upset with police agencies for issuing tickets for seat belt law violations at roadside check points.

Strickland Demands “Assurances” from President Bush

12:00AM
May
29, 2007

Governor Ted Strickland is again writing to President Bush about Ohio National Guard troops.

Ohio State Glaciologist to Receive National Medal of Science

12:00AM
May
29, 2007

Ohio State University glaciologist Lonnie Thompson will receive the National Medal of Science.

Ohio Leaders Want To Boost Graduation Rates Of African-American Males.

12:00AM
May
29, 2007

The public school graduation rate last year was 86%, that number has climbed steadily during the last eight years. But many of the 19,000 students who drop out every year are low-income African American males, whose graduation rates are far below those of young males of other races.

Our past stays with us forever through stories

12:00AM
May
29, 2007

Local historian Ed Lentz looks back at what we can learn from Columbus’s nearly 200 years of history.