WOSU News Archives For July 2008

Record-Breaking Crowd at Columbus Health Department Farmers’ Market

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12:00AM
July 31, 2008

A record number of people turned out Thursday for the first of the city health department’s farmers’ markets this year.

Company adjusts work week to help worker save money

12:00AM
July
31, 2008

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.

School Districts Try Fuel Saving Measures

12:00AM
July
30, 2008

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.

State fair vendors’ profits affected by rising fuel and food costs

An Ohio State Fair concessions stand advertises cheaper lemonade. Many vendors have increased prices due to rising fuel and food costs.
12:00AM
July 30, 2008

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.

Worms Change Great Lakes Forests

12:00AM
July
30, 2008

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.

Groups Plan Electoral Battle Over Sick Leave.

12:00AM
July
30, 2008

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.

Ivey Yearns For “Made In USA” label.

12:00AM
July
30, 2008

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.

Strickland: Cleveland Probe is Distrubing

12:00AM
July
29, 2008

Cuyahoga County’s top elected official haspledged cooperation with a federal investigation into alleged public corruption in Ohio’s most populous county.

ODOT: Bridges Safe in Ohio

12:00AM
July
29, 2008

It was one year ago that an interstate highway bridge collapsed in Minneapolis, killing 13 people and injuring 144.

Ohio State Fair Stirs Concern Over “Cow Town” Image

Ohio State Fair 11th Avenue entrance.
12:00AM
July 29, 2008

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.