The Columbus Division of Police has added new duties for three patrol officers. The three have been named Diversity and Inclusion Liaison Officers who will work to build trust between police and the community.
WOSU News Archives For: February 26, 2009
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.