WOSU News Archives For January 2010

Conversion to Electronic Records Huge Task for Hospitals

12:00AM
January
31, 2010

In the debate over healthcare reform, electronic medical records have been touted as as a key way to control costs. But converting millions of records and installing new computer systems is very expensive. All three of Central Ohio’s major hospital systems are in the middle of the process.

Broken Lock Gate Slows Ohio River Traffic

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12:00AM
January 29, 2010

Ohio River traffic might start moving again Sunday southeast of Portsmouth where crews have been working to stabilize a 240-ton damaged lock gate.

Thousands of Ohioans Missing Out on Federal Tax Break

12:00AM
January
29, 2010

Every year, thousands of low and moderate income Ohioans fail to take advantage of a federal tax break that’s worth thousands of dollars.

Columbus Police Officers Sue To Stop Re-assignment Plan.

12:00AM
January
28, 2010

A lawsuit by some Columbus police officers to block a reassignment plan is on hold until a hearing next month.

Rep. Kilroy Hosts Small Business Roundtable

12:00AM
January
28, 2010

15th District Congresswoman Mary Jo Kilroy Thursday talked job creation with a group of small business leaders at the Columbus Chamber of Commerce. Kilroy, a Democrat, says she wants to ensure that small businesses have the tools they need to be successful. But a spokesman for the Republican Party is skeptical.

Ohio Looks for Ways to Pay Passenger Rail Costs

12:00AM
January
28, 2010

Transportation officials say they’ll look for various ways to pay for a new passenger train system without increasing the tax burden for Ohioans.

Help Haiti

12:00AM
January
28, 2010

Central Ohioans have joined millions of Americans in donating to the earthquake relief effort for Haiti. WOSU Commentator Michael Ivey says those dollars and much more will be needed to rebuild the nation from short and long-term damage.

Ohio Voters Will Decide Change of Casino Location in Columbus

12:00AM
January
27, 2010

In May, Ohio voters will indeed decide the fate of yet another gambling issue.

Intent To Strike Looms Over Columbus City Schools

12:00AM
January
26, 2010

The spokeswoman for the Columbus City Schools says so far it’s business as usual even though several thousand non-teaching members of a local union might go out on strike.

Hocking College Threat

12:00AM
January
26, 2010

Hocking College officials in southeast Ohio are taking action to safeguard students after a threat on campus last week targeted black students. Counselors are on hand to empower students.