WOSU News Archives For: September 5, 2007

U.S. Representative Paul Gillmor remembered by Deborah Pryce

12:00AM
September
5, 2007

U.S. Congressman Paul Gillmor, who served Ohio’s fifth district for almost two decades, was found dead in his Washington apartment Wednesday morning. U.S. Representative Deborah Pryce shared her memories of Gillmor.

Columbus Man Spreads Knowledge, Goodwill in Remote China

Mike Hemmerly, teaching
12:00AM
September 5, 2007

More and more Americans are traveling to China these days. Investors see an infinite market and a land of cheap labor. Tourists are drawn to its ancient wonders. One Ohioan, however, trekked to a place no American had ever been.

Columbus, Grandview Heights Take Similar Approaches Planning for Emerald Ash Borer

Keith Culbertson removes the crown of an ash on Northwest Blvd. in Grandview Heights
12:00AM
September 5, 2007

In less than ten years the Emerald Ash Borer has taken a devastating toll on the ash trees in the state of Michigan. And it’s spreading. It’s now been found in 31 Ohio counties. Without a significant breakthrough in fighting the tree killing insect, the impact here could be devastating. Two central Ohio cities, Columbus and Grandview Heights, have similar plans to deal with the invader

Ohio Rep. Gillmor found dead

Paul Gillmor
12:00AM
September 5, 2007

A GOP leadership aide says northwest Ohio Congressman Paul Gillmor has been found dead in his Washington apartment.

Tiny Insect Changes Ann Arbor Landscape

Once shaded by a 50-foot Ash the owners of this Ann Arbor home had to install air conditioning
12:00AM
September 5, 2007

Scientists believe the Emerald Ash Borer entered the U.S. from China almost ten years ago. It’s been killing ash trees in the Great Lakes region ever since. The city of Ann Arbor, Mich., known for its thickly wooded neighborhoods, has lost most of its ash trees which made up about 15 percent of the city’s urban forest. Ohio officials wonder if the same thing could happen in Columbus.