WOSU News Archives For: June 27, 2007

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.