WOSU News Archives For: June 2, 2008

Teen Curfew Enforcement Begins June 5th

12:00AM
June
2, 2008

Starting June 5th, the city of Columbus will crack down on young people who violate the city’s decades old curfew. Mayor Coleman says that children 17 years of age or younger who are picked up by police for being on the streets after hours will be taken to the YMCA. It’s a move he says that’s meant to keep children safe and off the streets.’

Want to Solve Poverty? Look to Poor for Answers

12:00AM
June
2, 2008

A new study indicates Ohio’s poverty is at its highest level since the mid-60′s. Governor Strickland is looking to reduce poverty. WOSU commentator Jerolyn Barbee says the governor, and others, should seek solutions from the poor themselves.

Worthington man accused of helping al-Qaida agrees to plead guilty

Christopher Paul
12:00AM
June 2, 2008

A Worthington man accused of helping a terrorist group has agreed to plead guilty. He’s set to make his plea in Federal Court Tuesday.

Newspaper carriers feel the pain at the pump, too

David Rodriguez gets his papers ready for his daily deliveries. Sunday was his last day as a paper carrier. Gas prices are partly to blame.
12:00AM
June 2, 2008

No one is immune to the rising cost of fuel. Truck drivers are hit hard, long commuters feel the pinch at the pump, and so do newspaper carriers. At least one Columbus Dispatch delivery person decided to call it quits after gas prices kept eating away at his profits.