WOSU News Archives For April 2008

Record Gas Prices Bring Out Drivers’ Concern for Less Fortunate

12:00AM
April
29, 2008

The week began with new record-high gasoline prices.

Hottinger Proposal Would End Tobacco Prevention Foundation

12:00AM
April
29, 2008

Just a few weeks after an Ohio anti-smoking agency tried to prevent state legislators from siphoning away some of its money, lawmakers are moving to wipe out the agency altogether.

Despite Season Saving Gift, CSO & Musicians Far Apart

12:00AM
April
29, 2008

A six-figure anonymous donation was made to the Columbus Symphony Orchestra so the show can go on until May. While that’s good news for many, including the CSO’s board and musicians, the stalemate between the two shows no improvement.

Remember Fallen Servicemen and women

12:00AM
April
29, 2008

There’s a saying – When one person dies it’s a tragedy, when thousands die, it’s a statistic. As the Iraq War continues, WOSU Commentator Jerolyn Barbee reminds us to look beyond the statistics.

LISTEN: Extended interview with CSO President Buzz Trafford

12:00AM
April
29, 2008

Click the Listen Icon to hear Marilyn’ Smith’s interview with Columbus Symphony Orchestra President Robert “Buzz” Trafford.

Streetcar forum draws mixed feelings from the public

12:00AM
April
29, 2008

More than 150 people showed up for a public hearing at city hall about Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman’s streetcar proposal. Some people waited more than three hours to address the city council.

Max & Erma’s Becomes Second Columbus-Based Restaurant Chain to be Sold in a Week

12:00AM
April
28, 2008

Max & Erma’s stock closed up nearly 30 percent Monday on word the Columbus-based restaurant chain is being purchased by a G & R Acquisition Inc of Pittsburgh.

U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on Voter ID Well Received by Some in Ohio

12:00AM
April
28, 2008

Indiana’s Republican secretary of state says today’s U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding the state’s voter ID law means voters can have confidence in elections.

“Capture the Moment” Features the Best of Photojournalism

12:00AM
April
28, 2008

Photojournalism isn’t often considered an art form – for many, it’s just a quick and easy vehicle to communicate the latest news.

Busy Day for Bomb Squad

12:00AM
April
28, 2008

It’s only Monday, but it has already been a busy week for the Columbus Division of Fire Bomb Squad after two bomb threats, at two locations, in two days here in Columbus.