WOSU News Archives For June 2008

How Are the Children? – A Question We Should Ask

12:00AM
June
30, 2008

This time of year, people with children often ask, or are asked the question : “What are the kids doing this summer?” WOSU commentator Elizabeth Martinez says we should ask another question.

Advocates Question Ohio’s Focus On Science And Math Curricula.

12:00AM
June
30, 2008

State and national educators have moved to boost the amount of classroom time studnets get in science, engineering, technology and math. But advocates say they’re worried other courses and disciplines are being pushed aside to allow the so-called STEM classes to grow.

Economic Stimulus Checks Might Be Diverted by State or Federal Authorities

12:00AM
June
28, 2008

Parents who owe back child support payments or Ohioans who owe the state back taxes are finding they are not getting that economic stimulus check that was promised by Uncle Sam.

Ancient Cranberry Bog is Unique and Endangered

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12:00AM
June 28, 2008

Buckeye Lake is home to an ancient piece of property that goes largely unnoticed by the casual visitor.

Biologists Re-introduce Mussel Species To Big Darby Creek.

12:00AM
June
27, 2008

1700 former Pennsylvania ‘residents’ are settling into their new homes in the bed of the Big Darby Creek. In a partnership with Battelle Darby Metroparks and the U-S Fish and Wildlife Service, Ohio State University researchers waded into the Big Darby Creek Wednesday to transplant 1700 Northern Riffleshell Mussels.

McCain Campaigns for Second Day in Ohio

12:00AM
June
27, 2008

John McCain addresses energy policy and courts voters in town hall meetings.

Gambling Critics Mobilize For Fall Campaign.

12:00AM
June
27, 2008

Critics of expanded gambling in Ohio are getting re-organized,again. Three times over the past 18 years, they’ve successfully mobilized voters to reject proposals to legalize gambling. Now, they’re organizing to try to block yet another gambling ballot issue, One that would authorize a single mammoth casino and resort in Clinton County.

Kroger and USDA Issue Recall for Ground Beef

12:00AM
June
25, 2008

The USDA late Wednesday issued a recall regarding ground beef sold by Kroger.

Insurance Industry Warns Against “Chop Shops”

Mechanics strip a truck in less than 15 minutes
12:00AM
June 25, 2008

You’d think with Lojack, On-star and global positioning satellites, car thievery would be a dying industry. But experts say its not.

Study: Demand for Mass Transit Rising Sharply

12:00AM
June
25, 2008

A new study shows Ohioans who received economic stimulus checks from the federal government probably spent most of that money on gasoline.