WOSU News Archives For April 2009

Columbus Emergency Rooms See Slight Increase Of Visitors Concerned About Swine Flu

12:00AM
April
30, 2009

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 Reports Several Isolations Related to Swine Flu

12:00AM
April
30, 2009

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.

Strickland Warns Ohio: There May Be More Budget Cuts

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12:00AM
April 30, 2009

Govenor Ted Strickland is cautioning Ohioans to brace for more budget cuts. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports.

Ohio Poll: Obama Popular, Strickland Slipping

12:00AM
April
30, 2009

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.

Ohio Department of Health Cancels Medical Services Fair in Northern Ohio

12:00AM
April
30, 2009

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.

Ohio Pig Farmers Feel Effects Of Swine Flu Coverage

12:00AM
April
29, 2009

The swine flu has brought increased attention to the practices of pig farmers. Ohio has more 4,000 pork producers.

Central Ohio Schools Review Health Emergency Plans

12:00AM
April
29, 2009

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 To Help With The Foreclosure Crisis

12:00AM
April
29, 2009

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.

Columbus Health Officials Investigate “Probable” Case of Swine Flu

12:00AM
April
29, 2009

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.

Volunteering Can Help Jobless and Community

12:00AM
April
28, 2009

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.