WOSU News Archives For: February 26, 2009

Two Central Ohio Companies Announce Layoffs

12:00AM
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.

Department Of Youth Services Makes Changes To Release Policy

12:00AM
February
26, 2009

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.

Enviga Agrees To Soften Claims of Weight Loss

12:00AM
February
26, 2009

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.

Limited Brands to Cut 400 Jobs, Half in Columbus

12:00AM
February
26, 2009

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.

Longaberger Announces 275 Layoffs

12:00AM
February
26, 2009

Newark based Longaberger Baskets says poor economic conditions are forcing the company to lay off 275 workers.

Researchers Optimistic About Cancer Funding.

12:00AM
February
26, 2009

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.

Terrorist Plotter SentencedTo 20 Years In Federal Prison

12:00AM
February
26, 2009

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.