WOSU News Archives For November 2007

Did pension funds keep vow to dump Iran stock?

12:00AM
November
30, 2007

Are officials of government pension funds in Ohio keeping their promise to work toward selling off stock with links to Iran and Sudan? That’s the question that a top legislative leader wants an answer to.

Mandated 12-week pregnancy plan is in jeopardy

12:00AM
November
30, 2007

A proposed new rule that the Ohio Civil Rights Commission approved, requiring most Ohio companies to offer 12 weeks of unpaid pregnancy and maternity leave to female workers, appears to be in trouble. Monday Dec. 3, a special government rule-review committee plans to look at the rule. And a co-chair of the panel says members could vote to invalidate it.

Iraqi journalist finds refuge in Columbus

12:00AM
November
30, 2007

Refugees International describes the displacement of Iraqis from their home country as the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis. More than 16-hundred Iraqis have come to the United States in the last year, and 14 of them are now in Ohio.

State warns seniors about life-insurance arrangements with investors

12:00AM
November
30, 2007

The state is warning seniors about risky life insurance pitches. The department of insurance alerted older Ohioans to be cautions about arrangements–called STOLI, where an investor group is likely to become the beneficiary of a life insurance policy.

Statehouse Rally for Abstinence-only Sex Ed

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12:00AM
November 29, 2007

More than 200 backers of abstinence-only sex education rallied Thursday at the Ohio Statehouse. They were upset that Governor Strickland has decided Ohio will not put state dollars into abstinence-only programs in the schools. The Governor said he’s not changing his mind.

State to Expand Some Medicaid Programs

12:00AM
November
29, 2007

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services will expand some Medicaid programs.

US Ag Secretary Says Ethanol A Viable Biofuel

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12:00AM
November 28, 2007

The home grown Biofuel ethanol has been taking a lot of flack lately. Questions are growing about its environmental sustainability, whether it’s causing higher food prices, and how much of it will help the U.S. move toward energy independence. Acting U.S. Agriculture Secretary Chuck Connor, in Columbus Wednesday to address the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, tried to lay some of the doubts about ethanol to rest.

Brown Calls for Changes in U.S. Policy on China

12:00AM
November
28, 2007

One of Ohio’s two U.S. Senators says the recent examples of dangerous toys and other products imported from China can be partly blamed on bad U.S. government policies.

Cardiologist Wants AED’s in All U.S. Schools

12:00AM
November
28, 2007

Ohio Congresswoman Betty Sutton wants to expand nationwide a state program that installed more than 4,500 defibrillators in Ohio schools.

Somali Immigrant Sentenced on Terrorist Charges

12:00AM
November
27, 2007

A federal judge in Columbus has sentenced a Somali immigrant to 10 years in prison for plotting to blow up an Ohio shopping mall. It’s the sentence Nuradin Abdi had accepted as part of a plea deal made in July.<