WOSU News Archives For September 2008

Mid-Ohio Food Bank offers perishable foods

The Mid-Ohio Food Bank will offer perishable food items, like fresh fruit and vegetables, to help those who lost groceries in last week's power outages.
12:00AM
September 24, 2008

Many families lost food last week after remnants of Hurricane Ike caused power outages. And for those living pay check to pay check losing groceries is tough. WOSU reports the Mid-Ohio Food Bank is helping out.

Food Give-Away Turns Raucous

12:00AM
September
24, 2008

Central Ohioans, especially low-income people, are still struggling to recover from a severe windstorm earlier this month. Hundreds lined up for food gift cards at a Salvation Army site.

Columbus Symphony A Leaner Orchestra

12:00AM
September
23, 2008

The contract approved by the Columbus Symphony Orchestra board and musicians makes the CSO a leaner operation. The number of musicians remains at 53, but their pay is cut by more than 25 percent.

Was the wind storm a budget buster for Columbus?

12:00AM
September
23, 2008

As Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman looks ahead to the November budget, city council voted last night to take money out of its rainy day fund to fill a $10 million gap in its budget. WOSU spoke with the mayor to find out how the wind storm impacted the city’s pocketbook.

Columbus Symphony Musicians Approve 3-Year Contract

12:00AM
September
22, 2008

Columbus Symphony musicians on Monday approved a 3-year contract with the CSO board. Principal Tuba player Jim Akins says under the new contract, the orchestra will maintain all 53 musicians, but the season will be shortened and salaries reduced.

Supporters of Payday Loans Take to the Air in Ohio

12:00AM
September
22, 2008

It’s still not clear whether Ohioans will definitely vote in November on a plan to crack down on those two-week “payday” loans.

Community Organizing Helped Us Cope with Storm

12:00AM
September
22, 2008

Last week’s windstorm blew politics off the front page and to the bottom of newscasts. But WOSU Commentator Andrew Miller suggests politicians and voters can learn something from the storm and its aftermath.

Efforts Underway to Gain Additional Emergency Assistance

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12:00AM
September 22, 2008

Franklin County is one of dozens of counties in Ohio still working on debris clean up more than a week after the record-setting winds of September 14th.

Firewood is not the Only Option for Trees Felled by The Big Wind

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12:00AM
September 21, 2008

Sounds of chain saws continue to fill the air in neighborhoods across Ohio as homeowners gradually cut and chop limbs and trees felled by the Big Wind of September 14th.

Grocery Stores Restock as Power Returns

12:00AM
September
19, 2008

Some 300,000 Ohioans remain without power more than five days after high winds roared across the state. After Tuesday, anyone who saw the power come back on likely faced a trip to the grocery store to replace items lost in dark refrigerators and freezers.