WOSU News Archives For May 2008

6000 Job Cuts Possible in Southwest Ohio

12:00AM
May
30, 2008

Southwest Ohio is bracing for massive job losses as one of its biggest employers is set to axe 6000 jobs.

Prison Workers Picket over Job Cuts

12:00AM
May
30, 2008

About 20 prisons workers Friday picketed the Corrections medical Center south of Columbus.

Ohio C-diff Figures Difficult to Find

12:00AM
May
30, 2008

A study out this week says the number of hospitalizations with the intestinal superbug known as C-diff has doubled in recent years, and the percentage of people dying from C-diff is also doubling.

Law Enforcement Agencies Target Columbus Metro Area

12:00AM
May
30, 2008

The Ohio Highway Patrol and Columbus area law enforcement agencies are launching six weeks of stepped up enforcement on Monday.

Ohio State Part of National Consortium Studying Ways to More Quickly Move Medical Research from Labs to Patients

12:00AM
May
29, 2008

Ohio State University has been awarded $34 million to help find ways to reduce the time it takes to move medical research from the lab to the physician’s office.

Ohio Lawmakers Fail to Agree on Plan to Proect Great Lakes

12:00AM
May
29, 2008

A plan to remove Ohio as the lastroadblock to finishing an agreement among the Great Lakes states to protect their water has run into a barrier – again.

Commuters turn to COTA as gas prices rise

12:00AM
May
29, 2008

Many Central Ohio commuters are turning to public transportation to ease the pain of rising gas prices. So far this year, the Central Ohio Transit Authority reports a 7.6 percent passenger increase compared to last year. And in the last couple months, COTA ridership has jumped by double digits.

Soup Kitchen Closed After Theft

A Franklinton Soup Kitchen that serves thousands of needy each month remained closed Thursday after compressors were stolen from a walk-in freezer.
12:00AM
May 29, 2008

A Franklinton Soup Kitchen that serves thousands of needy each month remained closed Thursday after compressors were stolen from a walk-in freezer.

Columbus Symphony not alone in plight; Jacksonville orchestra suffered lock-outs

12:00AM
May
29, 2008

After months of getting nowhere in negotiations with the Columbus Symphony board, the musicians are looking for support from local government to keep the orchestra alive. The musicians have asked Governor Strickland, Mayor Coleman and Columbus City Council to support non-binding mediation to help reach an agreement. Other orchestras have faced similar financial problems. The Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra in Florida recently overcame its own labor battle.

Metal Thieves Force Temporary Closure Of Popular Soup Kitchen

12:00AM
May
29, 2008

One of the city’s most popular soup kitchens has been forced to temporarily close. Metal thieves took compressors from walk-in refrigerators and forced the Holy Family soup kitchen to throw away thousands of dollars in food for some of the city’s hungry.