WOSU News Archives For July 2007

Columbus redeveloping company sues City Center Mall operator; Mayor Coleman ready to take control of failing mall

12:00AM
July
31, 2007

After years of losing business the City of Columbus has jumped on an opportunity to take control of City Center Mall. Mayor Michael Coleman announced Tuesday the mall’s operator was sent an eviction notice.

Nanotechnology business comes to Columbus

12:00AM
July
31, 2007

A leading nanotechnology production company is moving to a new facility in Columbus, bringing with it high paying jobs. Texas-based Zyvex Performance Materials, or ZPM, will occupy a former mattress factory on the west side of the Ohio State campus.

Man pleads guilty to supporting terrorism

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12:00AM
July 31, 2007

A man the government says plotted to blow up a shopping mall in Columbus has pleaded guilty to conspiring to support terrorists.

Ohio is Home to Lowest Gasoline Prices in U.S.

12:00AM
July
30, 2007

There’s some good news for Ohio motorists – at least for the moment, they’re now paying the lowest gasoline prices in the country.

Hearing Set on Proposed 12-Week Pregnancy/Maternity Leave

12:00AM
July
30, 2007

The Ohio Civil Rights Commission proposes a 12-week pregnancy and maternity leave.

Helicopter pilots: pilots, reporters, or photographers?

12:00AM
July
30, 2007

Friday’s fatal news helicopter crash has newsrooms and other agencies around the country looking at their own policies. WOSU takes a look at the policies of the Columbus Police Helicopter Unit and two local TV stations.

Foiled by fractions: Children make more accurate comparisons than adults

12:00AM
July
30, 2007

Learning fractions in elementary school can be pretty traumatic but for all the gnashing of teeth, it turns out children are intuitively better than adults at comparing fractions. This ability comes from a youthful misperception of how numbers are spaced. In one context the misperception turns out to be helpful.

Columbus Counts Fewest Beds For Mentally Ill Among Major Ohio Cities.

12:00AM
July
30, 2007

Oftentimes, when someone suffers from serious mental illness in Columbus, they’re forced to wait for access to an in-patient hospital bed. Numbers cited by the Alcohol, Drug Addiction, and Mental Health Board in Frankllin County show Columbus trails both Cincinnati and Cleveland in the number of beds available for mental patients.

Cab drivers face policy changes

12:00AM
July
27, 2007

About a month ago Mayor Michael Coleman met with a committee of city and community and business officials to discuss city taxi policys. The committee recently released recommendations which included increased driver training and a standardized cab look . In addition, the proposal could require Columbus cab drivers to have a United States drivers license for five years

Franklin County Court Blocks Social Security Searches on its Website

12:00AM
July
25, 2007

Credit theives used a surprising source to gain victims’ information: the Franklin County Municipal Court’s website.