WOSU News Archives For: May 4, 2009

Gov. Strickland’s Education Reforms Face Tough Senate Challenge

12:00AM
May
4, 2009

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.

Health Officials See Similarities To 1918 Flu Pandemic

12:00AM
May
4, 2009

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.

Central Ohio Swine Flu Monitoring Continues

12:00AM
May
4, 2009

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.

Columbus Metropolitan Library Sees Increased Library Traffic

12:00AM
May
4, 2009

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.