A state initiative to prevent falls by older Ohioans is aiming to warn shoppers of all ages what to look for and how to avoid falling hazards amid holiday shopping.
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Governor Ted Strickland got most of his education reform plan through the Democrat-controlled Ohio House of Representatives last week. But now, his plan faces a tougher hurdle: the Ohio Senate, where Republicans dominate. To try to convince skeptical GOP senators to approve his sweeping plan, the governor is toughening his rhetoric. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen has details.
In Columbus, there are now two cases of confirmed swine flu, four suspected cases of swine flu, and one probable case of swine flu. While the numbers aren’t as large as many had feared, public health officials are not letting down their guard just yet.
State and local health officials continue to monitor suspected cases of swine flu in Central Ohio. The Columbus area has 2 confirmed cases and a handful of suspected and probable cases.
One organization that’s seeing an increase in business during this downturn is the Columbus Metropolitan Library. Circulation is up, and branches are seeing more and more job seekers using their computers. WOSU’s Kim Fox reports.