WOSU News Archives For: May 9, 2007

Skybus Still Without FAA Certification

12:00AM
May
9, 2007

Skybus, the low-fare airline based in Columbus, is only days away from lift-off. Even though the company has sold more than 200-thousand tickets, it has not yet received final certification from the Federal Aviation Administration.

Teen sex offender registration bill

12:00AM
May
9, 2007

The Ohio legislature is considering a bill that would bring the state into compliance with the new federal Adam Walsh law. But advocates for Ohio’s youngest criminals warn lawmakers to be careful not to label some kids as sex offenders for life.

Hundreds rally to back charter school vouchers

12:00AM
May
9, 2007

Several hundred supporters of school vouchers and Ohio CHARTER schools rallied at the statehouse in Columbus Wednesday, and it appears they’re going to get what they want in the new two-year state budget.

Skybus Predicts Rosy Financial Future

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12:00AM
May 9, 2007

As Columbus’ start-up airline Skybus prepares to begin flying later this month, its president answered questions from city council members Tuesday afternoon. The city is providing $14 million in incentives for the low-cost, low-fare carrier.

Ohio University Researcher Works To Re-establish American Chestnut in Appalachian Forests.

12:00AM
May
9, 2007

From the Christmas Song,to Longfellow’s “Village Blacksmith,” the American Chestnut tree had long been a part of U-S history. Ohio University Forest Ecologist Brian McCarthy says settlers arriving in Ohio during the late 1700′s and early 1800′s preferred chestnut. The wood was easy to cut and split. But, 100 years ago, a blight killed all but the root systems of some 4,000,000,000 American Chestnut trees found in a range that included the eastern half of Ohio.