WOSU News Archives For: May 23, 2007

Sewage in Lake Erie

12:00AM
May
23, 2007

An environmental group says northern Ohio cities are unleashing a health menace on the public, by pouring a very common but dangerous substance into Lake Erie.

State to Inspect Gambling Machines

12:00AM
May
23, 2007

The state attorney general says thousands of gambling machines cropping up across the state will be inspected to determine whether they are legal.

Senate OK’s new twist on horserace betting

12:00AM
May
23, 2007

People who go to Ohio race tracks will soon be allowed to place bets on video-taped races from decades ago, if state senators get their way. On a vote of 25 to 8, they approved a bill Wednesday authorizing the new twist on horserace betting, and they sent the measure to the Ohio House for more scrutiny.

Human Trafficking

12:00AM
May
23, 2007

A new exhibit at the Ohio Statehouse gives visitors an insight into human trafficking. It includes a profile of victims and an overview of areas of the world where human trafficking is most prevalent. But some Ohio lawmakers say human trafficking is alive and well in the buckeye state.

An Elementary School Closing Takes Toll on Linden Area.

12:00AM
May
23, 2007

In the past generation, enrollment in the Columbus Public Schools has been cut in half. The steep drop in student numbers has prompted the school board to close 18 school buildings during the last 4 years. Two more elementaries will close in two weeks when the current school year ends. WOSU News reports on the Linden area neighborhood in its week-long series, Fewer Students, Higher Stakes.