WOSU News Archives For May 2007

30,000 Veterans Buried in Columbus’ Green Lawn Cemetery

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12:00AM
May 28, 2007

Columbus’s Green Lawn Cemetery has about 30,000 veterans buried on its grounds. Every year volunteers try as best they can to decorate all the graves of service men and women with an American flag

Monument Honors Lima Company

12:00AM
May
25, 2007

Company L will dedicate a monument tomorrow to honor of sacrifices made by Lima company members serving in Iraq.

Governor Wants to Appeal Ruling on Smoking in Private Clubs

12:00AM
May
25, 2007

Gov. Strickland today asked the Attorney General to appeal a recent ruling on the private club exemption from the state ban on smoking.

Mayor Coleman Proposes Surveillance Cameras in Columbus Public Spaces

Crime tape and a Columbus police cruiser block part of Kelton Ave. during an investigation Thursday
12:00AM
May 25, 2007

Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman wants the city to explore the use of surveillance cameras as a means of reducing crime. It might be as controversial as red-light cameras at intersections, but people living on the Near East Side seem to favor the idea.

Columbus School District Copes With Effects of Poverty

12:00AM
May
25, 2007

As the school year draws to a close, the future of the Columbus City School district is being shaped in part by federal and state education policies, and by the economic and social well-being of the city’s neighborhoods, WOSU’s Mandie Trimble and Tom Borgerding conclude the series, Fewer Students, Higher Stakes.

Ohio Lawmakers Look for Solutions to High Priced Gasoline

12:00AM
May
24, 2007

With Ohio gasoline prices at another record high state legislators are demanding answers and action.

The American Civil Liberties Union Wants A Halt to Executions in Ohio.

12:00AM
May
24, 2007

An inmate’s size is being blamed for the longest execution delay since the state resumed capital punishment in 1999. The A-C-L-U of Ohio has called on the state to stop executions because of the problems.

Charter Schools offer all parents choice

12:00AM
May
24, 2007

Charter Schools have helped to create a competitive school marketplace that gives all parents, not just wealthy parents, education choices.

Charter And Private Schools Attract More Columbus Students

12:00AM
May
24, 2007

In the 1950′s and 60s about 3,000 new students entered Columbus Public Schools every year. Now, 3,000 students are asking for their transcripts. And many of them are taking them and school education dollars to publicly funded, privately run charter schools. This week, WOSU 820 is looking at why Columbus Public Schools has lost half its students during the past three decades.

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.