WOSU News Archives For October 2009

Columbus’s South Side Still Underserved Despite Local Hospital Expansions

12:00AM
October
27, 2009

In the coming years, Central Ohio could see up to $2.5 billion in new hospital construction. Ohio State, Mount Carmel, Children’s and Riverside hospitals are expanding. Critics say the projects are not needed and will drive up medical costs. In part two of the series, WOSU looks at why it’s easier for hospitals to expand and why some areas are still underserved.

Campaigns For and Against Casino Issue 3 Hit Full Throttle

12:00AM
October
26, 2009

In little more than a week, Ohioans will decide for a fifth time in two decades whether they accept an expansion of gambling.

New Poll Shows Voters Favor Issue 3

12:00AM
October
26, 2009

A new independent public opinion poll is sparking a lot of buzz in campaigns for and against the casino ballot issue.

Restaurant Lights Are On, But Max & Erma’s Filed for Bankruptcy

12:00AM
October
26, 2009

Max & Erma’s Inc. has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in Pittsburgh listing between $1 million and $10 million in debts.

The “Un-Conference” – The Perfect Place for Sharing Ideas

12:00AM
October
26, 2009

If you are unfair – you are not being fair. If you are unseen.. you’re not seen. If you’re undressed well , you get the idea. So, if you attend an un-conference, do you actually meet? WOSU Commentator Andrew Miller says yes, especially if you like public broadcasting.

Budget Battle Spawns Consolidation Proposal.

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12:00AM
October 26, 2009

In times of fiscal crisis, budget battles often boil down to raising revenue or cutting spending. The governor and House Democrats – with the help of two Republicans – have voted to raise revenue by pulling back the final year of a five year income tax cut. But Republicans have talked up a plan to cut spending by consolidating state government.

Critics Worry Columbus Hospital Expansion Will Cost Patients; Facilty Executives Say Projects Are Money Savers

12:00AM
October
26, 2009

Central Ohio is in the midst of a hospital building boom. All four major hospitals are expanding or planning to expand in the coming years. The $2 billion in new construction comes as health care reformers are trying to control medical costs. In the first of a two part series WOSU looks at the impact of the projects.

Columbus Doctors Work To Boost Swine Flu Shots.

12:00AM
October
23, 2009

Minority physicians in Central Ohio are doing their part to spread the word about swine flu vaccinations. The group of doctors are concerned too many African-Americans and other people of color are unaware of the benefits of the vaccine.

Attendees At Quarter Horse Congress React To North Side Shooting

12:00AM
October
22, 2009

It could be up to a Franklin County grand jury to determine if an elderly woman should face charges in the fatal shooting of an alleged would be robber. Columbus police say the 70-year-old woman shot and killed a man who barged into a hotel room with a gun demanding money. The woman was attending the All American Quarter Horse Congress at the state fairgrounds. Some people attending the event say they’re shaken but not surprised by the incident.

One of Two GOP Representatives to Support Delay of State Income Tax Says Legislature “Wasting Time”

Rep. Ross McGregor (R)Springfield
12:00AM
October 22, 2009

Hearings are expected to begin in the state Senate next week on a measure to delay the final year of income tax cuts in Ohio.