WOSU News Archives For: November 19, 2007

Hate crime down in Ohio, FBI reports

12:00AM
November
19, 2007

The FBI reports the number of hate crimes in Ohio dropped 32 percent last year. However, an official at the anti-defamation league says these statistics should be viewed with caution.

Group says Ohio Sobriety Checkpoints Ineffective

12:00AM
November
19, 2007

Ohio is one of 40 states that use sobriety checkpoints to screen for drunk drivers. But a group representing the restaurant industry says Ohio’s sobriety checkpoints are ineffective. The American Beverage Institute says checkpoints caught fewer than one percent of people driving under the influence. They say saturation or roving police patrols are far more efficient.

Food Banks Extra Busy During Holidays

12:00AM
November
19, 2007

A tough job market, high gas prices and the rising price of groceries have brought more and more people to Ohio’s food banks and pantries, especially in the days before the Thanksgiving holiday.

What happened to Thanksgiving?

12:00AM
November
19, 2007

It’s three days until Thanksgiving. But most major retailers started putting out Christmas merchandise along side candy corn and scary costumes. WOSU takes a look at why retailers feel the need to start the Christmas season so soon.