With harsh cold and snow forecast for much of the state in the next few days, officials in Ohio’s Department of Aging are urging precautions for older people who could be at increased risk of weather-related problems.
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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.
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.
Governor Strickland today suspended use of promotional lottery tickets following a report by Inspector General Tom Charles.
A federal appeals court is delaying the execution of a man convicted of killing an Ohio woman.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
A Franklin County resident pleaded guilty to voter registration fraud Friday. She faces probation and fines.