Ohio State University’s newest president says the institution is committing $400 million over five years to lower students’ costs and improve the value of their education.
WOSU News Archives For July 2008
A record number of people turned out Thursday for the first of the city health department’s farmers’ markets this year.
The U.S. Department of transportation says people have really cut back on driving due to high gas prices – and that’s hacking into federal and state funds to repair roads. At least one area employer is helping its worker be among the millions of Americans driving less. WOSU found a company in Hilliard that adjusted its workers’ hours to help them save on gas.
Recent surveys show school districts across the country are feeling the pinch of higher fuel prices. Some are considering a four-day school week while others plan to eliminate field trips to save money. In Central Ohio, districts are trying a variety of approaches to save on fuel.
Although gas prices have decreased after hovering at the $4 mark for weeks, food prices continue to rise. As the Ohio State Fair opened its doors Wednesday WOSU found out how rising fuel and food costs affect carnival vendors’ bottom lines.
For thousands of years, there were no earthworms in the forests around the Great Lakes. Now many exotic species are invading the region, changing the way the forest floor looks and feels.
A conservative-leaning public policy organization says it plans to wage a paid-media campaign against a proposal to mandate paid sick days for Ohio workers. The Ohio Roundtable says it sent information opposing the sick-day plan to 12,000 business leaders. The organization says it would raise $1 million to air television and radio ads.
Many recent polls indicate the economy is the top concern among voters this fall as the country prepares to elect new leadership. Perhaps, not surprisingly then, the economy is also today’s topic for W-O-S-U Commentator Michael Ivey.
Cuyahoga County’s top elected official haspledged cooperation with a federal investigation into alleged public corruption in Ohio’s most populous county.
It was one year ago that an interstate highway bridge collapsed in Minneapolis, killing 13 people and injuring 144.
The Ohio State Fair opens Wednesday in Columbus. One of the most recognizable and longest-running major events in Columbus, the fair attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors every year.