WOSU News Archives For March 2008

CPR is Simplified: May Attract More Users

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12:00AM
March 31, 2008

The first significant change for the public in how CPR is used was announced Monday. Medical professionals and others hope the newer, simpler CPR will encourage more people to try to revive someone in medical distress.

A former Ohio prison inmate who had a stillbirth in 2007 says more should have been done to save the baby

Rebecca Hill hold a picture of her fifth child, Elijah Paul Barnes, who was stillborn in 2007.
12:00AM
March 31, 2008

The pitter patter of little feet racing around a house is an unmistakable sound for parents, especially moms. It’s a sign the child is growing from tiny, helpless infant to independent toddler. This time last year a mother of four from Tipp City was looking forward to these kinds of milestones for a fifth time. But something went wrong. WOSU tells this woman’s story about having a stillbirth as an Ohio prison inmate.

Former Ohio prison inmate thinks stillborn could have been prevented; Prison and hospital officials say otherwise

Rebecca Hill holds a picture of her fifth child, Elijah Paul Barnes, who was stillborn in 2007.
12:00AM
March 31, 2008

In November 2006 a woman from Tipp City entered Ohio’s prison system – she was about four months pregnant. By the end of February the eight month old fetus was dead. Hill alleges the prison system and hospital should have done more to try to save her unborn child. But officials say they took every necessary precaution. In the second part of a two-part series, WOSU asks the prison and hospital if inmates get top notch care.

Change in dorm policy could hurt landlords, alter neighborhoods

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12:00AM
March 31, 2008

For more than 50 years incoming students at Ohio State have been required to spend their first year in a dorm. OSU president Gordon Gee has proposed requiring sophomores to do the same. University officials cite research that shows living on campus leads to higher student grade point averages and graduation rates. But some university-area residents fear removing a big chunk of renters would have an impact on the urban flavor of the neighborhood.

Variety of Funds Will Pay for Streetcars

The proposed streetcar system would feature vehicles in scarlet and gray -- to the delight of OSU president Gordon Gee.
12:00AM
March 28, 2008

Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman promised there would be no sales, property or city income tax increases to support his proposed streetcar system. Thursday night at city hall he released funding details for where the money will come from.

Landlords Fear Loss Of Thousands Of Potential Renters In Campus Area.

12:00AM
March
28, 2008

For more than 50 years incoming students at Ohio State have been required to spend their first year in a dorm. OSU president Gordon Gee has proposed requiring sophomores to do the same. But some university-area residents fear removing a big chunk of renters will have an impact on the urban flavor of the neighborhood.

President Bush addresses Dayton crowd

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March
27, 2008

President Bush today told an Ohio audience that the troop surge in Iraq has resulted in significant security gains for the country.

Streetcar Financial Details to be Released Thursday

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12:00AM
March 26, 2008

Now that Net Jets will remain and expand in Columbus, Mayor Coleman is turning his attention to ground-based public transportation. In a meeting tonight, Coleman will release details of a financing plan that would see the return of street cars.

Six Big City Mayors Call for Crackdown on Payday Lenders in Ohio

12:00AM
March
26, 2008

Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman and five other big city mayors in Ohio are calling on state lawmakers to crackdown on payday lending practices.

Ohio Highway Patrol Tracks Criminal Activity in Franklin County and Elsewhere

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March
25, 2008

Using computers and GPS technology to track criminal activity, the Ohio Highway Patrol finds Franklin County the number one spot for felony and misdemeanor warrants and arrests.