WOSU News Archives For August 2009

OSU And Children’s Get Millions For Biomedical Research

12:00AM
August
31, 2009

Ohio State and Children’s Hospital combined will receive more than $4 million in recently announced federal stimulus money. The funds are designated for biomedical research.

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Visits Zanesville; Forum on Rural Challenges

12:00AM
August
31, 2009

U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown and other Capitol Hill colleagues visited Zanesville Monday to talk about rural issues affecting the area. WOSU reports the forum was a stark contrast to other recent health care town hall-style meetings.

Federal Trade Commission Bans Robocalls

12:00AM
August
31, 2009

Starting tomorrow, marketers won’t be able to use a tool that many consider a joke or a nuisance will end. But there are some exceptions.

Fire Code Enforcement Roils Some Central Ohio Teachers

12:00AM
August
31, 2009

Schoolchildren’s artwork on classroom walls is, by tradition, part of the fabric of the American learning experience. It’s good for self-esteem. But is it safe? In some schools in the Olentangy Local School District just north of Columbus, artwork on the wall has been severely restricted because of local enforcement of the state fire code.

Ohio’s Top Two Public Safety Officials Resign

12:00AM
August
28, 2009

Two of Ohio’s top law enforcement officials have stepped down with the suggestion that both needed to go to improve relations within the Department of Public Safety.

First “Pelotonia” kicks off in Columbus

12:00AM
August
28, 2009

The most accomplished cyclist in the world is in Columbus through the weekend, kicking off the new bike tour aimed at raising money for cancer research.

Postal Workers Protest Local Outsourcing, Branch Closures

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12:00AM
August
28, 2009

Postal workers picketed the outside the main post office on Twin Rivers Drive today to protest proposed outsourcing and location closures. But Postal Service officials say that because of huge budget shortfalls, they don’t have much of a choice.

Yoga Students Reach Out to Food Pantries

12:00AM
August
28, 2009

Many Columbus food pantries offer fresh produce to those in need. The challenge is often keeping a steady supply of the fruits and vegetables. At a South Champion Avenue pantry, crates of fruits and vegetables come courtesy of some special karma.

A Sales Tax Holiday For School Supplies?

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12:00AM
August 27, 2009

Ohio parents have been spending millions on school supplies and equipment for their children, plus an extra six per cent or so on top of that for state and local sales taxes. A newly-formed taxpayers group is hoping that, before the start of next school year, there will be a three-day sales tax holiday, but Ohio legislators have been cool to the idea for several years.

OSU Officials Warn Of Game-Day Traffic Delays

12:00AM
August
27, 2009

Most buckeye football fans expect long game-day commutes to and from the Horseshoe. But this season, Ohio State officials say local highway construction will cause even longer delays.