WOSU News Archives For March 2009

Columbus Bishop Considering Parishes’ Fates

12:00AM
March
31, 2009

The leader of the Columbus Catholic Church is considering how to cope with a problem that dioceses around the country face. Bishop Frederick Campbell is trying to keep churches open through population shifts and a declining number of priests. WOSU reports Central Ohio parishioners soon will know the bishop’s plan.

Cardinal Health Cuts California Jobs

12:00AM
March
31, 2009

Dublin-based Cardinal Health says its Clinical and Medical Products unit will eliminate 1,300 jobs, with most of the cuts made during the next six months, as hospitals cut back on equipment purchases. Cardinal plans to spin the unit off later this year.

Lottery Director Snagged for Ticket Giveaways

12:00AM
March
31, 2009

Governor Strickland today suspended use of promotional lottery tickets following a report by Inspector General Tom Charles.

Appeals Court Delays Hartmann Execution

12:00AM
March
31, 2009

A federal appeals court is delaying the execution of a man convicted of killing an Ohio woman.

Lawmakers Compromise On Transportation Bill.

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12:00AM
March 31, 2009

State lawmakers have reached a deal on a two-year transportation budget that would spend hundreds of millions of dollars in federal stimulus money. House and Senatenegotiators voted to pass the plan. It is expected to pass both the House and Senate and be signed by Gov. Ted Strickland.

US Senator Wants More Access To Clinical Trials.

12:00AM
March
30, 2009

When cancer treatments fail, patients can turn to clinical trials as a last hope for a cure or remission. However, many insurance companies do not cover either the clinical trials or the routine care costs that can accompany them. US Senator Sherrod Brown has introduced a bill which he hopes will expand access to clinical trials.

Among Life’s Milestones – A Daughter’s First Birthday

Andrew Grant Thomas and his daughter Lola
12:00AM
March 30, 2009

There are many personal milestones in life a high school graduation, your first job.. marriage. WOSU Commentator Andrew Grant Thomas just celebrated once such milestone – the start of his daughter’s second trip around the sun.

Lawmakers Face Deadline For Transportation Budget.

12:00AM
March
30, 2009

Lawmakers made big changes in the $7,600,000,000 Ohio Department of Transportation budget between the House and the Senate. And now, with a deadline looming before the budget needs to be passed, lawmakers are hitting some bumps on the road to reconciliation of the two budgets.

National Century’s Poulsen Sentenced To 30 Years In Prison

12:00AM
March
27, 2009

A federal judge in Columbus has sentenced the founder of Dublin-based National Century Financial Enterprises to 30 years in prison for corporate fraud. Lance Poulsen was convicted in October on 12 counts of securities fraud, wire fraud and money laundering. Two other former NCFE executives were also sentenced.

Gahanna Woman Pleads Guilty to Voter Fraud

12:00AM
March
27, 2009

A Franklin County resident pleaded guilty to voter registration fraud Friday. She faces probation and fines.