WOSU News Archives For November 2008

Ohio National Guard Members Return Home In December.

12:00AM
November
28, 2008

Members of the 37th Ohio National Guard Infantry Combat Battallion are making plans to return home next month. Members of the Brigade spent 2008 at military base camps in Kuwaithelping soldiers get in and out of Iraq.

Ohio Historical Society Hopes “Rockwell” Will Be Big Draw

12:00AM
November
28, 2008

The financially strapped Ohio Historical Society is hoping to bring in visitors and needed revenue with the largest and one of the most expensive exhibits it’s ever hosted. It’s called Rockwell’s America, and it’s not a typical show of artwork. It features all 322 covers that the American painter did for the Saturday Evening Post, and much more.

Columbus Police Chief Leaves Office for Last Time

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12:00AM
November 26, 2008

It’s the end of an era at Columbus Police headquarters. Chief James Jackson left the job for the last time. WOSU was there as fellow officers honored Jackson’s half century of service.

Southside Columbus Food Pantry Distributes Thanksgiving Food.

12:00AM
November
26, 2008

This year has brought lob losses, budget cuts and rising bills. And some people are finding it hard to be thankful. Last year, Ohio Public Radio’s Karen Kasler went to a Columbus food pantry just before Thanksgiving. She went back to find out how clients and volunteers are holding up going into the holiday season.

Keno Revenues Fall Short Of Projections

12:00AM
November
26, 2008

Earlier this year, amid a flurry of controversy, Governor Ted Strickland asked Ohio lottery officials to launch a new game, Keno. The governor said it could bring in enough extra profits to protect Ohio schools from spending cuts that were hitting other state programs. Now comes word that revenue predictions for Keno may have been too rosey, way too rosey.

Ohio Supreme Court Will Rule on Provisional Ballot Case

12:00AM
November
25, 2008

A 3-judge panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Tuesday that the Ohio Supreme Court rather than federal court is the proper forum to decide whether thousands of provisional ballots will be counted. Riding on the outcome of that count is the congressional race in Ohio’s 15th District where Republican Steve Stivers leads Democrat Mary Jo Kilroy by fewer than 600 votes.

Ohio Requests $550 Million in Federal Help for Jobless Fund

12:00AM
November
24, 2008

Ohio has asked the federal government for $550 million to help shore up a state unemployment compensation fund hit hard by the shrinking economy.

Corn Growers Question High Food Costs

12:00AM
November
24, 2008

Ohio Corn Growers say their commodity is not getting a fair deal.

Violence Should Not Be The Norm for Children

12:00AM
November
24, 2008

The holiday movie season has arrived. The television networks are launching new seasons of their series. Videogame makers have updated popular games for the holidays. Too often, says WOSU Commentator Elizabeth Martinez, the images from this entertainment are violent.

Charitable Foundation Fights Appalachian Stereotypes.

12:00AM
November
24, 2008

A third of the state is categorized as Appalachian Ohio. These 29 counties are home to some of the highest unemployment rates and lowest income earnings in the state. For ten years, a charitable foundation has been working within the region to try to change that.