The quality of police training academies in Ohio and the need for stronger statewide training standards are among the issues an attorney general’s committee is considering as it explores possible changes to the way Ohio trains police officers.
WOSU News Archives For October 2009
The Ohio State University graduates planned for two years before embarking on their year-long tour of the United States.
As the flu season continues hospitals are seeing more cases of H1N1. Ohio State Medical Center has a number of people who are critically ill with the disease. WOSU reports most patients in ICU are on some kind of life support.
Franklin County Commissioners tout the county prescription drug discount card that has saved local residents close to $1 million. WOSU reports even people with private insurance can benefit from it.
The race for Columbus city council next Tuesday features three democratic incumbents seeking their first full terms, three republican challengers and a write-in independent candidate. The top three finishers will win new four year terms. The race occurs against the backdrop of voter passage of a city income tax increase in early August.
In recent weeks, arguments over Issue 2 have heated up. Issue 2 would change the Ohio constitution to form a board to set living standards for livestock. Today supporters and opponents of the issue met for a debate in downtown Columbus.
Worried parents of young children flocked to a Swine Flu Vaccine Clinic at the Historical Society today. But as soon as the doors opened at 2pm, the site was at capacity and officials starting turning others away.
Catholic churches in Columbus are reviewing some of their worship rituals in an effort to stop the spread of swine flu. The bishop’s office has written to parishes urging them to take precautions. But it stopped short of making parishes suspend practices like shaking hands or drinking from a shared communion cup.
Some Ohio farmers say they will be regulated out of business if Ohioans pass state issue two, the proposed constitutional amendment that would set up a board to oversee livestock care in Ohio.
Central Ohio auto recycling companies are getting crushed under a pile of trade-ins from the “Cash For Clunkers” program. Industry group wants more time to dispose of trade-ins.
The Columbus teenager who ran away to Florida this summer after converting to Christianity from Islam is back in Ohio. WOSU reports Rifqua Bary returned to Columbus Tuesday.