WOSU News Archives For: September 2, 2009

Local Mosque Says No Ties To Extremists; Father of Runaway Wants Daughter Back

12:00AM
September
2, 2009

A Westerville teenager recently ran away to Florida because she fears for her life. The girl converted to Christianity from Islam. She said her family will kill her if she returns. The mosque that the teen sometimes attended with her family opened its doors to the media Wednesday after it came under fire by community members and religious groups.

Ex-Ohio Congressman Freed from Prison

12:00AM
September
2, 2009

Seven years in federal prison is ending for a former Northeast Ohio Congressman famous for his rough and tumble style, even more tumbled toupee, and for being only the second member expelled from the House of Representatives since the Civil War.

Ohio Supreme Court Considers Racetrack Slots Vote

12:00AM
September
2, 2009

The Ohio Supreme Court tried to zero in on legal questions as lawyers debated whether Ohio voters should have a chance to overturn newly authorized racetrack slots.

Local Colleges And Universities Plan For Swine Flu Outbreaks

12:00AM
September
2, 2009

Flu season is approaching and Ohio colleges and universities are watching for outbreaks of swine flu. Several schools already report cases. Here in Central Ohio, schools say they are making contingency plans in the event of a campus-wide outbreak.

Shaw Was Right. It Begins with Family

12:00AM
September
2, 2009

We hear a lot about “Family Values” and “Working Families”. WOSU Commentator Andrew Miller says it all begins with Family.