WOSU News Archives For: April 20, 2009

Split Over Dropping “Retardation” From Agency Name

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April
20, 2009

“Sticks and stones can break my bones, but words can never hurt me.” That may be how old saying goes, but some Ohioans say words can hurt. And that’s why they’re campaigning to drop the phrase “mental retardation” from the titles of government agencies that help people with disabilities. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports.

Ohio HS to Get Tougher in 2014 but The Time to Prepare Is Now

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April
20, 2009

Starting in 2014, it’s going to be a lot tougher to graduate from an Ohio high school and get into an Ohio public college or university. 2014 seems a long way off, but WOSU Commentator Jerolyn Barbee says we all should start planning now.

Ohio Officials Offer Information to Jobless and Others who Fear Losing a Job

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April
20, 2009

Citing the rising number of layoffs, Ohio officials are offering a booklet to residents who have recently lost a job

Columbus Shoe Artist Adds New Shine to Old Trade

Carey Jones is a shoe artist at the Westin Hotel in downtown Columbus.
12:00AM
April 20, 2009

For year shoe shiners could be found on the street corners or just outside a gentlemen’s room – polish and cloth ready to add a nice shine to a dirty wing tip. But the trade has slowed over the years. The occasional shoe shiner can be seen at an airport terminal. But WOSU reports on a Columbus man who has brought back to life the old tradition of shoe shining – except he’s kicked it up a notch.