WOSU News Archives For June 2010

OSU To Install Electric Car Charging Station

The picture shows what the electric plug-in station will look like once the equipment is installed this fall.
12:00AM
June 22, 2010

As more electric cars become available on the market, there will be a greater need for stations where people can charge up. WOSU reports this fall, Columbus will be the first city in Ohio to get an electric vehicle plug-in station. It sounds exciting, except for one minor detail…

Worthington Considers Drivers Texting Ban

12:00AM
June
21, 2010

The city of Worthington will consider banning text messaging by drivers at its council meeting Monday night.

Roundup Resistant Weeds Pose Environmental Threat.

12:00AM
June
21, 2010

Farmers hailed the weed killer Roundup when it was introduced in the 1970s because it could kill nearly any plant. But now some Roundup resistant varieties of weeds have emerged, and some farmers are being forced to turn to harsher herbicides.

Blues & Jazz Music Invades Gahanna

12:00AM
June
19, 2010

Small town to big city blues and jazz musicians are playing at the 12th annual Creekside Blues & Jazz Festival.

President Obama Touts Stimulus Success; East Side Road Project “Perfect Example”

President Obama addressed a small invitation-only crowd at Parsons and Livingston Avenues. Federal stimulus dollars are funding road work at the intersection.
12:00AM
June
18, 2010

For more than a year an East Side neighborhood has seen millions of dollars go into Children Hospital’s expansion. That expansion spawned a nearby road reconstruction backed by federal stimulus dollars. President Barack Obama was at Friday’s groundbreaking to hammer home the benefits of the multi-billion dollar stimulus bill.

Race Track Slots: Will There Be A November Vote In Ohio?

12:00AM
June
18, 2010

Ohio voters may not get a vote this fall on whether to endorse or kill a plan by Governor Strickland and the legislature to authorize slot machines at race tracks. So far, no campaigns have been formed to promote or oppose the issue.

President Obama Today Visits Columbus.

12:00AM
June
18, 2010

President Barack Obama will be in Columbus today to tout a construction project that the White House says is the 10,000th road project to get under way with funding from the federal economic stimulus package.

Crew Stadium Entertains World Cup Fans

12:00AM
June
18, 2010

World Cup Soccer for the USA team continues this morning as it faces Slovenia. The match is drawing soccer fans around Central Ohio to Crew Stadium and other game viewing locations.

A Libertarian Runs For Ohio Governor

12:00AM
June
16, 2010

Ohio voters who don’t want to vote for Democrat Ted Strickland or Republican challenger John Kasich for governor do have other choices this November. A few minor party candidates are also running. Among them is Libertarian Ken Matesx. Following the libertarian philosophy, he’s pushing for big cuts in government programs and big cuts in taxes.

Few Federal Rules for Private Planes and Passengers

12:00AM
June
16, 2010

A California woman remains in federal custody after prosecutors say she tried to smuggle marijuana in a dozen suitcases on board a private plane. Investigators suspect she had done the same thing several times. The case raises questions about luggage screening on private aircraft. WOSU reports there are very few federal security mandates surrounding private aviation.