WOSU News Archives For: July 30, 2007

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.