Ohio’s official unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level in 13 years after employers added naerly 18,000 jobs in November.
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The Centers for Disease Control and Preventionreports that the number of swine flu cases in the United States has topped 100, with confirmed infections in 11 states. In Columbus, the swine flu scare has resulted in a few more visits to Columbus emergency rooms.
Children’s Hospital said several young people have been placed in respiratory isolation due to the recent outbreak of swine flu. Children’s Chief of Emergency Medicine Lesie Mihalove spoke with WOSU’s Mandie Trimble.
Govenor Ted Strickland is cautioning Ohioans to brace for more budget cuts. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports.
President Barack Obama is pretty popular in Ohio. And so is Governor Ted Strickland, although his popularity is slipping. Those are the findings of a new poll, just out. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports.
More than 10, 000 people were expected to show up at the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds this weekend to take advantage of a host of free medical services. But after reports of swine flu began circulating around the country, and a 9-year old boy from Lorain County, became the State’s first confirmed case of the disease, the Ohio Department of Health recommended that the event be called off. Ideastream health reporter Gretchen Cuda has the story.
The swine flu has brought increased attention to the practices of pig farmers. Ohio has more 4,000 pork producers.
Schools around Central Ohio are getting out their handbooks for what to do in the event of a pandemic health emergency. WOSU spoke with several school systems to find out what measures they’re taking as swine flu seems to be making its way into central Ohio.
Huntington Bank and Columbus Housing Partnership are coming together to help combat the foreclosure crisis in Central Ohio. WOSU’S Kim Fox reports, Huntington is devoting millions of dollars to the effort.
The swine flu is believed to have made its way to Central Ohio. Local health officials say there is a “probable” case in the area and other “suspected” cases.
With each week more and more Ohioans find themselves out of work. Looking for a new job can be lonely and stressful. WOSU Commentator Andrew Miller suggests those “between jobs” donate some of their new free time.