WOSU News Archives For June 2009

Franklin County Mental Health Agency Sues State

12:00AM
June
30, 2009

The Franklin County agency that serves substance abusers and the mentally ill is suing State government. At issue is the how the state distributes funding to Franklin County’s Alcohol, Drug, and Mental Health Board, or ADAMH.

Living in Poverty Can Be an Art

12:00AM
June
30, 2009

We’ve heard the term – “living in poverty” over and over. But what exactly does it mean? WOSU Commentator Andrew Grant Thomas shares one woman’s unique perspective.

Trucks Go Faster on Interstate Highways

12:00AM
June
30, 2009

Starting tomorrow, the speed limit for trucks on Ohio’s rural and suburban interstate highways will rise from 55 miles an hour to 65. Ohio Public Radio’s Bill Cohen reports.

Scientists Test Strength Of Spider Silk.

12:00AM
June
30, 2009

The strength of spider silk is often a source of inspiration for scientists trying to design new types of ultrastrong materials. But at the University of Akron, it’s something else about spider silk that inspires.

Ohio Lawmakers Delay Final Budget Vote

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12:00AM
June 30, 2009

Ohio legislators and the governor have given up trying to hammer out a compromise two year state budget by the Wednesday morning deadline. Instead, they’re now in the process of enacting a one-week budget to give them more time to work on the long-range spending package.

Columbus Zoo Workers Mourn Loss of Director Jeff Swanagan

Jeff Swanagan
12:00AM
June 29, 2009

Shock still hasn’t worn off at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium where leaders and employees mourn the death of their leader – Jeff Swanagan. Swanagan died Sunday night of an apparent heart attack.

As Legislators Debate Budget, Their Aids Answer Phones

12:00AM
June
29, 2009

While lawmakers themselves are busy trying to come up with a new two-year state budget, the people who work for those legislators are busy with another task: answering the phones. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports.

Ohio Lawmakers Expected To Vote On Interim Budget

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12:00AM
June 29, 2009

State lawmakers are expected to vote on a temporary budget as they remain at an impasse over a proposal that would legalize slot machines at seven horse racetracks.

Budget Talks Stall. Ohio Waits.

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12:00AM
June 29, 2009

Negotiations over a new two-year state budget among Ohio’s 3 most powerful politicians fell apart over the weekend. That makes it seem more and more unlikely that state legislators will be able to agree on a compromise spending plan by the July first deadline.

Unlikely Motivational Speaker Wants to Inspire Others

12:00AM
June
29, 2009

Anyone can get up in front of a crowd and give a speech. But it’s another thing to be able to motivate and encourage people. WOSU spoke with an improbable motivational speaker who has an inspiring story.