WOSU News Archives For August 2010

Columbus Woman Fights Bedbugs

12:00AM
August
31, 2010

Ohio is among the states with serious bedbug infestations. 76 year old Dolores Stewart of Columbus has been fighting a stubborn bedbug infestation with off the shelf products and professional exterminators.

Hundreds Attracted To Job Fair

12:00AM
August
26, 2010

With unemployment rate hovering around 10 percent in Ohio, thousands are looking for work. A job fair attracted hundreds of Central Ohioans.

Wanted: Ideas For Plugging That Projected $4 Billion To $8 Billion Hole In Ohio’s Next State Budget

12:00AM
August
26, 2010

“Wanted: Ideas for plugging that projected $4 billion to $8 billion hole in Ohio’s next state budget.”

Ohio’s Thomas Edison Could Be Headed To The U.S. Capitol’s Statuary Hall

12:00AM
August
26, 2010

A new statue of Ohio inventor Thomas Edison will help represent Ohio in Washington D.C., if a special legislative panel gets its way.

Present Employment Prospects Gloomy For Recent College Graduates

12:00AM
August
26, 2010

Recent college graduates are grumbling. They’re finding out that it’s not as easy as they thought it would be to find a job in their chosen field.

Ohio Job Fairs Attract Fewer Businesses, More Job Seekers.

12:00AM
August
26, 2010

An estimated 500 job-seekers turned out for a job fair on Ohio State University’s campus. Most left without a job offer.

Community Garden Helps Food Pantries

12:00AM
August
25, 2010

An increasing number of people need assistance from food pantries. One local church helps meet those demands.

Central Ohio Housing Sales Mirror National Drop

12:00AM
August
25, 2010

Sales of previously occupied homes fell in the U.S. to the lowest level in 15 years last month as the economy weakened. The National Association of Realtors says July’s sales fell by more than 27 percent. Here in Central Ohio, the Columbus Board of Realtors noted comparable numbers. In July, home sales were down 27.9% from one year ago.

Columbus Schools Reduce Bus Routes

12:00AM
August
25, 2010

Thousands of Columbus high school students have a different bus stop this year. The district consolidated bus routes.

Clean Water is a Basic Human Right

12:00AM
August
23, 2010

We take clean, safe, even vitamin filled drinking water for granted. But in many parts of the world, safe drinking water is a relative luxury. WOSU commentator Andrew Miller criticizes the United States for not doing more to bring clean water to all.