WOSU News Archives For: January 5, 2009

Ohio Lawmakers Sworn In with Dismal Economy as Backdrop

12:00AM
January
5, 2009

With a sinking economy as the backdrop, the 128th session of the Ohio General Assembly Monday opened in Columbus.

More Needed to Meet Pell’s Goal

12:00AM
January
5, 2009

A man whose name is well known to two generations of college students died last week. Former Rhode Island Senator Claiborne Pell was the force behind – the Pell Grant program. The program has helped tens of millions of Americans go to college since its start in 1972. WOSU commentator Jerolyn Barbee is thankful for Pell Grants, but says more needs to be done to make college affordable.

Fitness Industry Experts Say Small Gyms, Personal Trainers To Be Hardest Hit From Poor Economy

12:00AM
January
5, 2009

With the holidays officially over and scales mysteriously weighing five to tens pounds heavier, people, traditionally, are ready to get back in the gym. But with money tight this year some New Year’s resolution-makers might not want the extra expense of a fitness club membership. WOSU reports fitness industry experts expect first quarter membership numbers to be below normal.