WOSU News Archives For August 2007

Changes Suggested for Governor’s Alternative Energy Plan

12:00AM
August
31, 2007

Governor Ted Strickland’s proposal to boost alternative energy in Ohio is only a few days old. Already, changes are being proposed.

Internal disputes slow OSU Med Center expansion

12:00AM
August
31, 2007

A consultants’ report commissioned by Ohio State says fighting among physicians could jeopardize the OSU Medical Center and the James Cancer Center. The internal rifts have slowed the most expensive project in university history, the $780 million expansion of the medical center.

Lobby group questions fuel standard legislation

12:00AM
August
31, 2007

When congress returns to Washington next week it will face major budget decisions and debate the Iraq War. But, the elected leaders are also set to consider fuel economy standards that one lobby group says help determine what types of vehicles are available in auto showrooms.

Urban League Condemns Police Officer’s Remarks

12:00AM
August
30, 2007

The Columbus Division of Police says an investigation into comments made by Officer Susan Purtee is continuing. Purtee and her sister were critical of blacks, Jews, Cubans and Immigrants in videos posted online. Thursday the president of the Columbus Urban League spoke out on the officer’s comments.

More Challenging Ohio’s Lethal Injection

12:00AM
August
30, 2007

Several death row inmates are challenging the constitutionality of Ohio’s lethal injection process in federal court.

Attorney General Wants to Stop Electronic Games with Cash Prizes

12:00AM
August
29, 2007

Ohio’s attorney general is continuing to go after arcades, gas stations, and markets that have electronic games that offer cash prizes.

Strickland rolls out energy plan

12:00AM
August
29, 2007

Protection for consumers and the development of alternative energy sources are at the heart of Governor Ted Strickland’s long-awaited energy plan.

Raids at Poultry Plant Aimed at Undocumented Workers

12:00AM
August
28, 2007

Scores of suspected illegal immigrantshave been arrested in a raid on a southwest Ohio poultry plant.

State Lawmakers Want to Welcome African Immigrants

12:00AM
August
28, 2007

Tens of thousands of Africans have immigrated to Ohio in the past decade, and some state legislators say it’s time the government set up a special commission to help the refugees settle into their new life.

Investigation into officer’s offensive video begins

Susie Purtee
12:00AM
August 28, 2007

An off-duty Columbus police officer made online videos insulting Jews, blacks and immigrants. 60-year-old Officer Susan Purtee and her sister who call themselves the “Subie Sisters” on the you-tube videos, blames Jews for the US’s social problems.