WOSU News Archives For: September 15, 2008

Aftermath of Hurricane Ike: No Power, No Ice

A tree landed on a small car on West 2nd Avenue.
12:00AM
September 15, 2008

The remnants of Hurricane Ike lashed out on Columbus leaving hundreds of thousands of people without power. Many people are picking up tree limbs, leaves and other debris out of their yards. Others are looking for ice to help prevent their food from spoiling.

SCHOOL CLOSINGS FOR TUESDAY, 9 16

12:00AM
September
15, 2008

Sunday’s storm and resulting power outages have forced several Central Ohio School Districts to canceled classes for Tuesday, September 16th.

Don’t Automatically Hate Taxes

12:00AM
September
15, 2008

It’s the stretch run of the campaign. When politicians are not vowing to cut taxes, they are accusing their rivals of wanting to raise taxes. WOSU Commentator Jerolyn Barbee wonders what’s so bad about taxes.

Hurricane Force Winds Leave Much of Ohio In Dark

12:00AM
September
15, 2008

American Electric Power crews worked through the night. The utility says it could be several days to as long as a week before all power is restored.

Ohio State graduate promoted to Brigadier General

12:00AM
September
15, 2008

A 1983 Ohio State graduate pinned on another star Friday to become a Brigadier General in the U.S. Army. General Jeff Smith helps lead nearly 20,000 U.S. soldiers in Iraq along the Syrian, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait borders. WOSU spoke with Smith who is in Iraq. The general’s primary duties deal with reconstruction and economic activities in a part of Iraq that is one-and-a-half times the size of Ohio. Click on the listen icon to hear the extended interview.