WOSU News Archives For: August 16, 2010

Piketon Clean-Up A Step Closer

12:00AM
August
16, 2010

For nearly a decade, residents around the southern Ohio town of Piketon have been waiting for radioactive contamination around an old atomic weapons factory to be cleaned up. Now they’re finally seeing a major step forward; a company has been hired to oversee the clean-up.

Imagine a Brighter Racial Future

12:00AM
August
16, 2010

Many people expected great improvement in race relations in this country after Barack Obama’s election to the presidency in 2008. But WOSU commentator Andrew Grant Thomas says , despite the election of the nation’s first African-American leader, we still have a way to go in our journey toward a color-blind America.

Columbus Hosts Gay Softball Tournament

12:00AM
August
16, 2010

Thousands of amateur softball players descend on Columbus this week. The city hosts the Gay Softball World Series. Event co-director, Brian Lawrence, says 150 teams from around the United States and Canada will compete at Berliner Park beginning today.

President Obama Schedules Another Columbus Visit.

12:00AM
August
16, 2010

President Barack Obama is launching a three-day fund-raising trip for Democrats today. He will visit Columbus on Wednesday.