WOSU News Archives For: May 2, 2007

911 Response Still Hindered By Language Barrier, Request for Billing Info

12:00AM
May
2, 2007

The drowning death of a young girl in West Columbus Tuesday is raising questions about central Ohio’s network of 911 call centers – and the lack of foreign language-speaking operators. 4-year-old Jennifer Garcia was pulled from a pond near her apartment Tuesday afternoon. Medical assistance was delayed because her stepfather and her mother spoke mostly Spanish.

Ohioans not in mood to relax term limits

12:00AM
May
2, 2007

For years, some Ohio legislators and government officials have been talking up the idea of relaxing term limits for lawmakers. But a new public opinion poll seems to indicate that Ohio voters are in no mood to make that change.

Fertilizer Giant Scotts Sues Tiny Start-Up

Scotts Miracle-Gro and TerraCycle's Worm Poop fertizler on a Columbus Retailer's Shelf
12:00AM
May 2, 2007

An organic lawn and garden fertilizer manufactured by a New Jersey-based start-up company is popping up on store shelves across the country. Terra Cycle fertilizer is made from liquefied earthworm excrement. The company now faces stiff competition — in federal court. Scotts Miracle-Gro is suing Terra Cycle for what it says are false claims and brand infringement.