WOSU News Archives For: December 4, 2007

Ohio gets more nationally-certified teachers

12:00AM
December
4, 2007

More than a hundred Ohio teachers have just received what is called the highest credential in the teaching profession – the designation of being a “national board certified teacher.”

Bill to totally ban paddling in Ohio schools

12:00AM
December
4, 2007

Most Ohio school districts do not allow paddling to discipline students, but a few districts continue to permit the practice. Some state legislators are pushing for a new law that would ban corporal punishment in all districts.

Dann sues tobacco company over ads

12:00AM
December
4, 2007

Ohio is one of several states that are suing a major tobacco company over ads it placed recently in a popular magazine.

Holiday toy donations affected by toy recalls

12:00AM
December
4, 2007

Millions of toys have been recalled this year – many of them because they contained high levels of lead. With the holiday gift-giving season in full swing many people are worried which toys are safe to give children. But the concern does not stop there. This year many charitable organizations implemented new procedures to ensure their toy donations are not harmful.

In These Hard Times Give the Gift of Charity

12:00AM
December
4, 2007

Nearing the peak of the holiday season, there are conflicting stories in the news. Home foreclosures are up, food pantry lines are longer while at the same time, retailers report a banner start to the holiday shopping season.WOSU commentator Jerolyn Barbee urges people to take note of the contradiction.