Federal data says toxic emissions are declining in central Ohio.
WOSU News Archives For: 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.