Ohio is celebrating its 212th birthday with special events at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus.
WOSU News Archives For July 2008
Ohio has trained more than 3,000 police officers how to deal with people who have mental health problems.
A federal study shows that high gasoline prices are prompting Americans to drive a little less. That’s also happening in Ohio.
An estimated 200 FBI and IRS agents served search warrants at county offices and homes in Cleveland.
As more Central Ohioans park their cars for their daily commute, The Central Ohio Transit Authority reports more riders. In response, COTA will increase the number of buses on the city’s busiest routes and work with employers to deliver workers. COTA is riding the wave of double-digit increases in ridership resulting from high fuel costs.
This year’s world food crisis may be just a harbinger of what’s to come if droughts, climate change, and poor farming practices continue to make soils less hospitable to agriculture. Ohio State professor Rattan Lal is working on global solutions to these problems, starting right here in central Ohio.
The Ohio Republican Party is criticizing Democratic Governor Strickland’s appointment of a Republican.
Cancer survivor and multiple Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong is holding a Live-strong Summit in Columbus. The event began last night with Armstrong hosting a presidential town hall meeting on cancer. Republican candidate John McCain attended the meeting. Democrat Barack Obama did not because he’s traveling in Europe.
Funeral arrangements are pending for Dr. Allan Moore, son in law of Ohio State University President Gordon Gee.
Governor Strickland is continuing to work to head off a ballot issue on the subject of sick leave.
Ohio’s attorney general and secretary of state will not appeal a federal judge’s order in favor of the Libertarian party.