WOSU News Archives For January 2008

Death Knell for Columbus Symphony Orchestra?

12:00AM
January
31, 2008

Reaction to budget cuts at the Columbus Symphony Orchestra has been mixed. Some have expressed shock, others think it’s time the orchestra faced economic reality. At the moment it seems reconciliation between the symphony board and orchestra musicians is as wide as a chasm.

OSU taking steps to keep sophomores on campus

12:00AM
January
31, 2008

Right now Ohio State University only requires freshmen to live in campus dorms. OSU officials Thursday took a step towards requiring sophomore students to live on campus. They discussed a four-year $195 million project to improve and expand housing on campus.

OhioTraffic Cameras Will Stay

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12:00AM
January 31, 2008

In a unanimous decision today, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled the use of red-light cameras to ticket motorists does not violate the state’s constitution.

Ohio’s Primary Gaining Importance

12:00AM
January
31, 2008

The field of presidential candidates is thinning. Political scientist John Green says that may make Ohio’s primary more important, not less.

Governor’s Budget Fix Hits State Workers

12:00AM
January
31, 2008

State employees may feel the brunt of Governor Strickland’s plan to plug Ohio’s budget shortfall.

Strickland Cuts State Budget

12:00AM
January
31, 2008

Ohio Governor Ted Strickland is calling for more than 700 million dollars worth of cuts to the state’s budget.

STEM Schools Recieve Multi-Million Dollar Grant

12:00AM
January
30, 2008

The plan to create five public schools dedicated to a curriculum of science, technology, engineering and math – STEM – is pushing forward, powered by a multi-million dollar boost from a national foundation.

Rock Star of the Immigrant Talent Movement Speaks Out

12:00AM
January
30, 2008

The outsourcing of U.S. jobs to other countries, has many Americans concerned. But this past week in Northeast Ohio, one of the loudest voices for keeping America strong in a time of offshore competition came from a man with a foreign accent.

Victim Wants Stalkers To Be Tracked Electronically

12:00AM
January
30, 2008

Ohio legislators heard Wdnesday from a victim of stalking. She endorsed a plan that would open the door for judges to order electronic monitoring of some stalkers.

Thousands Turn Out for Columbus “Citizen Summit.”

12:00AM
January
30, 2008

What was billed as a “Citizen Summit” drew an estimated 2,000 to the Greater Columbus Convention Center. The summit marks the start of a planning effort for the city’s bi-centennial in 2012. And suggested projects that make the cut will be included in a bi-centennial blueprint and possibly funded by a city bond issue.