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.
WOSU News Archives For: 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.
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.
Citing the rising number of layoffs, Ohio officials are offering a booklet to residents who have recently lost a job
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.