WOSU News Archives For: August 15, 2008

Ohio Unemployment Reaches 16-Year High

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August
15, 2008

New unemployment figures for July show Ohio’s jobless rate is the highest in 16 years.

Ohio Native Works to Save Indiana’s Limberlost Swamp

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August
15, 2008

Growing up in Mercer County, Ohio native Ken Brunswick wanted to be an ornithologist; he wanted to study birds. He became a farmer instead. But about ten years ago he was inspired to begin working to resurrect a long lost habitat once teeming with a wide variety of birds.

51 Central Ohio Residents Sickened by Parasite Found in Swimming Pools

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August 15, 2008

Columbus Public Health Commissioner Theresa Long has ordered the area’s 28 largest swimming pools to close and raise the level of chlorine to get ride of a parasite.

Flu Vaccine Shipped Earlier Than Usual

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August
15, 2008

Flu shots will arrive earlier than expected. The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention began shipment two weeks ago.

Ohio Unemployment Jumps In July.

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August
15, 2008

Ohio’s jobless rate increased again in July. It now stands at 7.2%. Job losses in banking, government and manufacturing boosted the number.

Payday Loan Industry Wins “Word War.”

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August
15, 2008

How Ohioans will vote in November on a ballot issue on payday loans could depend on exactly how the proposal is worded. That’s why backers and opponents of the measure watched a marathon meeting of the Ohio Ballot Board so closely Thursday…and why each side had such different reactions to the ballot language the Board adopted.