WOSU News Archives For June 2007

Summer Mouse, Winter Mouse

12:00AM
June
29, 2007

Professor examines effects of day length on rodents

Delphi Unions Approve New Contract

12:00AM
June
29, 2007

The United Auto Workers says members nationwide have approved a new labor agreement with auto parts maker Delphi.

Strickland, lawmakers celebrate budget harmony

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12:00AM
June 29, 2007

Democratic Governor Strickland stood side-by-side with Republican legislative leaders to celebrate the historically harmonious passage of a two-year state budget.

“Close the Pit” campaign protests Georgia Pacific chemical disposal

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12:00AM
June 28, 2007

Ohio Citizen Action wants a Columbus plant to stop emptying waste water containing chemicals into a lagoon. The organization’s “Close the Pit” campaign is directed toward the Georgia Pacific resins plant on Watkins Road in south Columbus .the same plant where a 1997 explosion killed a worker and partially destroyed the facility.

Delphi Vote Could Shutter Columbus Plant

12:00AM
June
28, 2007

The 450 unionized workers at the Columbus Delphi plant were eligible to vote this afternoon on a contract that might cost them their jobs.

New state budget receives praise

12:00AM
June
28, 2007

Groups that have been advocating for money for various public services are generally praising the new two year state budget that Governor Strickland is expected to sign into law soon.

House and Senate Near Unanimous in Budget Passage

12:00AM
June
27, 2007

There was nearly unanimous support for the two year state budget in the House and Senate.

Lawmakers Debate Ohio Foreclosures

12:00AM
June
27, 2007

Among all states, Ohio has the highest number of families who lost their houses for failing to pay mortgages.

Giant gun fires simulated space junk

Engineers at the University of Dayton Research Institute prepare to fire the world's only three stage light-gas gun.
12:00AM
June 27, 2007

Engineers in Dayton have developed a 45 foot long gun that uses compressed hydrogen and a pound of gunpowder to shoot aluminum pellets into a vacuum at 20 thousand miles per hour. It’s taken them nine years of gradual progress and patience to get this one-of-a-kind gun working.

Somali Refugees Help Revitalize North Linden Area

12:00AM
June
27, 2007

Somali refugees in Columbus are spending millions purchasing commercial real estate. Attracted by jobs and cheap rents, Somalis have flocked to Columbus, creating the second largest Somali concentration in the country. With the purchase of 9000 square feet of property along Cleveland Avenue, they’re transforming blighted corridors into economic wonders.