WOSU News Archives For: July 17, 2007

Ohio Statehouse Security Procedures Reviewed

12:00AM
July
17, 2007

The shooting of an armed man at the governor’s office in Colorado has some in Ohio wondering if the situation could happen here.

Home Health Workers Now Have Right to Unionize

12:00AM
July
17, 2007

Governor Strickland signed an executiveorder Tuesday allowing home health care workers the right to unionize, and he said he plans to give child care providers theright next.

Study measures cancer risk from cardiac CT scans

12:00AM
July
17, 2007

Doctors often order a cardiac CT scan to determine whether patients are at risk for heart attack. While early detection of arterial blockage can save lives, CT scans also expose patients to X-ray radiation. The radiation itself bears some risk of cancer. A new study by doctors at Ohio State University and Mount Sinai Medical Center found a way to measure that risk.

Central Ohio Transportation – Old is New

12:00AM
July
17, 2007

Getting to, from and around Columbus is a daily effort for everyone one of us. Lately there has been a lot of talk of light rail, street cars and redesigning the I-70/71 split.WOSU commentator and historian Ed Lentz tells us Central Ohio’s transportation system is ever-evolving.

Columbus Public Schools to start system-wide mentoring program

12:00AM
July
17, 2007

A couple of years ago Columbus Public Schools announced plans to achieve a 90 percent graduation rate by 2012. Tuesday the Columbus Public Schools introduced a system-wide mentoring program it hopes will help meet the graduation rate goal.

Landscapers embrace sustainable agriculture

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12:00AM
July 17, 2007

In the search for secure and sustainable agriculture, some say organic isn’t good enough. An alternative landscape design system known as permaculture creates complex local agro-ecosystems. Despite its hippie image in the U.S., scientists say permaculture works, and could be headed for the mainstream. Ohio’s first-ever permaculture design certification course took place at a plant sanctuary in Meigs County.

Columbus Proposes Toughened Recycled Metal Ordinance

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12:00AM
July 17, 2007

The rising cost of metal is contributing to increased theft in the Columbus area. The city council is considering a proposal that would toughen regulations on the sale of household appliances and other scrap metals for recycling.