Veteran journalist Carl Hoffman believes he’s solved one of the great mysteries of the 20th century. In 1961 at the age of 23, Michael Rockefeller – son of New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller and a member of one of the richest and most powerful families in America ¬– travelled to remote New Guinea in search of primitive art for his father’s new museum.
WOSU News Archives For February 2009
National Consumer Protection Week begins Sunday, March 1st. Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray has launched a statewide consumer awareness campaign – and a new website – that he hopes will combat the increasing number of scams.
Two more Central Ohio businesses join the list of companies to lay off workers in an effort to cut expenses. Limited Brands and The Longaberger Company announced almost 700 layoffs combined.
The Ohio Department of Youth Services is changing the process for determining how long kids are locked up in its facilities. The changes are designed to give kids more opportunities for treatment within their communities and less time in a youth detention center.
Drinking the green tea beverage called Enviga won’t — by itself – make you lose weight. That’s the message that the makers of the drink have agreed to deliver to consumers, following legal complaints from Ohio’s attorney general and his counterparts in 26 other states. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports.
Slow holiday sales have cut into Limited Brands profits – forcing the company to lay off 400 corporate employees. 230 of the layoffs will occur at the company’s Columbus headquarters.
Newark based Longaberger Baskets says poor economic conditions are forcing the company to lay off 275 workers.
Cancer researchers in Columbus are monitoring stimulus spending in Washington. They hope the federal government will help make up for recession-driven losses in private donations. Despite the dire economic news, cancer researchers are optimistic – at least in the short term.
A Worthington native, Christopher Paul, was sentenced Thursday to 20 years in prison over allegations he joined Al-Qaida and helped plot terrorist bombings in the U.S. and overseas.
27 Police recruits are back on the job for the City of Columbus. Mayor Michael Coleman made the announcement this morning, “They were scheduled to be laid off Friday because of the stimulus package, because of President Obama and the Attorney General Eric Holder, the Justice Department, these recruits will now be police officers.”
Against the backdrop of a contracting regional economy an estimated 1,100 Central Ohio business women and men turned out for an economic pep talk courtesy of the Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce.