WOSU News Archives For September 2010

Columbus Mayor Announces Two More Police and Fire Classes

12:00AM
September
30, 2010

The Divisions of Columbus Police and Fire can expect more support next summer. Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman announced two additional recruit classes that will begin later this year. But WOSU reports new recruits do not mean more personnel on the streets.

Ohio Campaigns Test Persuasiveness Of Trade Talk.

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12:00AM
September 30, 2010

Campaigns for Governor and U-S Senate in Ohio are focused on jobs. But, broadcast ads, new media, and direct mail appeals often outline candidate positions on international trade. The politics of trade is being tested in a state dotted with farms and factories.

AARP Helps Unemployed Spice Up Marketability

12:00AM
September
30, 2010

If you’ve been out of work and searching for a job lately, you know it’s tough. If you’re fifty and older trying to find work, you may have experienced even more challenges. WOSU reports AARP Ohio held a seminar to help make looking for employment easier.

MORPC, Police Pair For Crosswalk Safety Initiative

12:00AM
September
29, 2010

To help bring awareness about crosswalk safety, the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission has teamed with local law enforcement to encourage drivers to be more aware of pedestrians crossing the street.

NEA Chairman Tours Columbus Art Scene

12:00AM
September
28, 2010

The chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, an organization that gives millions of dollars in grant money, visited Columbus as part of a nationwide tour of cities that have a vibrant art culture.

What is a Leader?

12:00AM
September
28, 2010

Election Month is here. Early voting started Tuesday and continues to election day. As we pick our new leaders, WOSU commentator Andrew Miller reflects on exactly what leadership is.

Upper Arlington Police Investigate Apparent Murder-Suicide

12:00AM
September
27, 2010

An Upper Arlington elementary school is mourning the death of two of its students. Police continue to investigate what they’re calling a murder-suicide.

Exotic Animal Owners Worry About New Restrictions

Marion County backyard where black bears are kept.
12:00AM
September 27, 2010

Owning an exotic animal in Ohio may be outlawed if some animal rights groups get their way. This year Governor Ted Strickland reached an agreement with the Humane Society to develop new regulations that would ban or restrict ownership of wild and exotic animals.

A Drive Aims To Stop Prescription Pills From Abuse

12:00AM
September
25, 2010

A one- day “Take Back” prescription pill campaign by the Drug Enforcement Administration gets underway across the nation.

Undocumented Mexican Immigrant Hopes For Change

12:00AM
September
24, 2010

If some legislators have their way, children who are born in the U.S. to undocumented immigrants will lose their birthright and families will be sent packing. Many say talk of changing the Fourteenth Amendment is merely a political ploy in the midst of a heated mid-term election year. WOSU profiles a Columbus family which is a blend of illegal immigrants and American born citizens.