With harsh cold and snow forecast for much of the state in the next few days, officials in Ohio’s Department of Aging are urging precautions for older people who could be at increased risk of weather-related problems.
WOSU News Archives For: August 15, 2008
New unemployment figures for July show Ohio’s jobless rate is the highest in 16 years.
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.
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 shots will arrive earlier than expected. The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention began shipment two weeks ago.
Ohio’s jobless rate increased again in July. It now stands at 7.2%. Job losses in banking, government and manufacturing boosted the number.
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.