WOSU News Archives For April 2010

Columbus Cold Case Detective Says “Moving Case Forward” Is Success

12:00AM
April
30, 2010

Each time someone is murdered in the city of Columbus, homicide detectives set out to find the killer. But sometimes the person responsible for the crime gets away – and the case turns cold. Then the investigation gets turned over to the police department’s unsolved case review team. WOSU gives this peek inside the mind of a cold case investigator.

Curbside Recycling Getting Review

12:00AM
April
29, 2010

Columbus officials want the input of residents in setting up a new curbside recycling program by 2012. Mayor Michael Coleman says despite some extra costs recycling saves money in the long run. And Coleman adds the new program won’t cost residents anymore money.

Ohio Supreme Court Reverses Ballot Board on Proposal to Exclude Ohio from Federal Health Care

12:00AM
April
29, 2010

The state Supreme Court has ruled that a proposed amendment by groups seeking to exclude the state from the federal health care law should appear as a single issue on the ballot.

AEP’s First Quarter Profit Drops 4 Percent

Columbus, OH
12:00AM
April 29, 2010

American Electric Power says its first-quarter profit dropped 4 percent as the lingering effects of the recession continue to hurt demand for electricity.

Report: Sting Halted To Spare Governor Embarassment

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12:00AM
April 29, 2010

The state watchdog says high-ranking Ohio officials stopped a valid sting planned for the governor’s residence only to save the governor embarrassment.

Southside Residents Look for Improvements

12:00AM
April
29, 2010

When it comes to neighborhoods in Columbus, the South Side often is forgotten. Now neighbors and city planners are trying to change that. They are studying the areas needs and formulating a development plan for the future. Neighbors and city leaders will discuss the plan at a meeting tonight.

Ohio Lawmaker Calls for Tougher Immigration Law

12:00AM
April
28, 2010

A conservative state representative from southwest Ohio says the state needs to follow Arizona’s lead and pass a similar immigration law.

Poll: Fisher Builds Lead In Ohio U-S Senate Race.

12:00AM
April
28, 2010

A poll coming less than a week before the primary shows Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher jumping far out in front in Ohio’s Democratic U.S. Senate race.

Study: Urban Children Struggle On Playgrounds And Playing Fields.

12:00AM
April
28, 2010

A new Ohio State University study suggests poor kids are at not only at a disadvantage in the classroom they lag behind their more well off counterparts on the playground as well.

Health Care Reform – One Step in Long Stairway

12:00AM
April
27, 2010

Central Ohioans and Americans soon will be taking advantage of the health care reform law. Young adults will be able to enroll in their parents plans; Lifetime caps on benefits will disappear. Other changes occur in the coming years. WOSU Commentator Andrew Grant Thomas says while the new law is good, it’s only one step in improving our health.