WOSU News Archives For: July 7, 2008

Ohio Child Protection Agencies Try a New Way of Dealing with Cases of Child Abuse and Neglect

12:00AM
July
7, 2008

The state of Ohio now has a new tool for dealing with cases of child abuse and neglect.

Environmentalist group protests AMP-Ohio; protesters arrested

An Earth First! protester holds a sign just beyond AMP-Ohio. The group is against the company's coal-fired power plan proposal in Meigs County.
12:00AM
July 7, 2008

An environmental activist group protested American Municipal Power of Ohio just off of 1-670 in Columbus Monday. The group said AMP-Ohio, which is planning several coal-fired projects in southern Ohio, is “making a bad decision for its member communities.”

Independence Means Hope

12:00AM
July
7, 2008

The recent 4th of July celebration gives us time to look back and to appreciate all the freedoms we have. WOSU commentator Jerolyn Barbee says we should also use the holiday to renew our hope in the American Dream.

Columbus Housing Partnership Awaits Senate Vote On Mortgage Relief.

12:00AM
July
7, 2008

A pending Senate bill offers $300,000,000,000 in mortgage help to borrowers and lenders. The bill also allocates nearly $4,000,000,000 to rehabilitate homes in older neighborhoods. The Columbus Housing Partnership says it hopes to get some of that money.

Empathy Deficity Disorder; Not a true disorder, but a big problem

12:00AM
July
7, 2008

There’s a new disorder out there and you may have it. It’s called empathy deficit disorder. But don’t go running off to the doctor just yet. EDD is not a “real” psychological disorder – it’s more of a cultural one.