WOSU News Archives For July 2008

Some Police Officers Drop “Tough Guy” Approach to Help Mentally Ill

12:00AM
July
28, 2008

Ohio has trained more than 3,000 police officers how to deal with people who have mental health problems.

Ohioans Reduce Miles Driven and State Tax Base

12:00AM
July
28, 2008

A federal study shows that high gasoline prices are prompting Americans to drive a little less. That’s also happening in Ohio.

Federal Agents Raid Cuyahoga County Administration Building

12:00AM
July
28, 2008

An estimated 200 FBI and IRS agents served search warrants at county offices and homes in Cleveland.

The Central Ohio Transit Authority Will Expand Routes.

12:00AM
July
28, 2008

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.

Interest Spikes For OSU Soil Research.

12:00AM
July
28, 2008

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.

GOP Balks at Democratic Governor’s GOP Nominee

12:00AM
July
25, 2008

The Ohio Republican Party is criticizing Democratic Governor Strickland’s appointment of a Republican.

In Ohio, Candidate McCain Talks Health Care

12:00AM
July
25, 2008

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.

Ohio State President’s Son-in-Law Dies of Injuries

12:00AM
July
24, 2008

Funeral arrangements are pending for Dr. Allan Moore, son in law of Ohio State University President Gordon Gee.

Sick Leave Proposal Remains in Limbo

12:00AM
July
24, 2008

Governor Strickland is continuing to work to head off a ballot issue on the subject of sick leave.

Minor Party Candidates Look to Ohio

12:00AM
July
24, 2008

Ohio’s attorney general and secretary of state will not appeal a federal judge’s order in favor of the Libertarian party.