WOSU News Archives For: July 30, 2008

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.