WOSU News Archives For: September 2, 2008

Appeals Court Strikes Down Ohio Grocery Tax

12:00AM
September
2, 2008

An appeals court in Ohio says a state taxlevied on grocery store sales is unconstitutional.

Supporters of Ohio’s Tough New Regulations on the Payday Loan Industry Win Unexpected Endorsements

12:00AM
September
2, 2008

Supporters of a new state law that slashes the interest charges payday lenders may charge have won two unexpected endorsements.

Old Schottenstein Department Store demolition begins to make room for new health clinic

Demolition begins on the almost century old Schottenstein Department Store. A new health clinic will be built in its place. The target finish date is 2012.
12:00AM
September 2, 2008

The Schottenstein Department Store stood on South Parsons avenue for nearly a century. But it’s been vacant for several years and now its demolition is underway. For neighbors the sadness of seeing a landmark disappear is eased by plans to build a new health center in its place.

1888 Columbus Convention Was One for the Ages

12:00AM
September
2, 2008

It’s political convention time. The democrats met in Denver last week. The republicans are meeting in St. Paul this week. Columbus has seen its share of conventions, most of them non-political. Local historian and WOSU commentator Ed Lentz remembers one 19th century convention that had a lasting impact.

Final Game At Cooper ‘The End of an Era’

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12:00AM
September 2, 2008

The Columbus Clippers proclaimed it the end of an era. Monday night the Clippers played their final game at the 76-year-old Cooper Stadium.

Surgical Simulators Gaining Popularity Among Medical Students

12:00AM
September
2, 2008

Before the invention of the computer and the CD-ROM, medical students learned surgical procedures by studying textbooks, practicing on cadavers and watching other surgeons. Now, with even more advanced technology than the CD-ROM, med students can learn some of the most delicate operations on virtual simulators.