WOSU News Archives For: January 7, 2008

Scotsman freed from Ohio death row after 20 years

12:00AM
January
7, 2008

A Scotsman who spent two decades on Ohio’s death row and created news around the world is out of jail after pleading no contest to three charges in a deal with prosecutors. Ohio Public Radio’s Karen Kasler talked to the former inmate and filed this report.

OSU researchers want to use cell phones to encourage exercise

12:00AM
January
7, 2008

Ohio State University researchers are trying to use cell phones to gently nag older women into exercising. Researchers are recruiting women to take part in a 12 week long study that will send the women automated cell phone reminders to exercise. OSU communications professor Prabu David leads the study. He says this is a great time of year to begin research like this because of new year’s resolutions. Click the icon to hear the interview.

Emergency Rooms Being Flooded With the Uninsured

12:00AM
January
7, 2008

The number of trips to Ohio emergency rooms continues to rise, but almost none of the increase is coming from patients who have private insurance.