WOSU News Archives For December 2010

Columbus’ Sextuplets’ First Christmas

Mia and Rozonno McGhee and their sextuplets
12:00AM
December 23, 2010

Columbus’ first set of sextuplets will celebrate their first Christmas this year in a new home surrounded by family. Now six months old, the sextuplets are growing normally and their parents say some Central Ohio good Samaritans have come forward to provide assistance for the holidays and beyond.

Grandfather of Three Fire Victims to be Laid to Rest with Children

12:00AM
December
22, 2010

An Ohio family grieving the loss of three children in a mobile home fire is faced with more tragedy. Another family member died in a car accident on their way to help plan the children’s funerals.

End of DREAM Act Will Hurt US in Long Run

12:00AM
December
21, 2010

The US Senate has failed to approve a bill aimed at giving young immigrants a path to citizenship. WOSU Commentator Andrew Grant Thomas says it will hurt us in the long run.

Northland Residents To Meet With City Officials About Crime

12:00AM
December
21, 2010

A group of residents from Columbus’ Northland neighborhood will meet to plead with city officials. Leaders of the local civic association say heroin trafficking is dragging down the neighborhood.

Ohio Expected To Lose Two Congressional Seats

12:00AM
December
20, 2010

The U.S. Census Bureau on Tuesday releases new population figures as they relate to Congress. What’s expected is, for the first time in 20 years, Ohio will lose seats in Congress because of a stagnant population. For an explanation of reapportionment and what it means for the Buckeye State, WOSU’s Steve Brown spoke with Paul Beck, a professor of political science at Ohio State.

Slashed Funding For Drugs Translates To “Life and Death” for HIV Patients

12:00AM
December
20, 2010

Nearly six months ago more than 250 Ohioans living with HIV were dropped from the state AIDS drug assistance program. Advocates blame the reductions on an increase in clients combined with cuts in state funding. WOSU recently sat down with one those individuals to talk about what the past few months have been like for him.

Columbus’ Redflex Cameras ‘Go Mobile’

12:00AM
December
18, 2010

Columbus’ red light cameras are going mobile. The police division now has two new SUVs that are equipped with Redflex cameras to record speeding violations in school zones.

AEP Customers Could Pay More Next Year

12:00AM
December
17, 2010

AEP electric customers could see their rates go up next year by as much as 6 percent now that the company has withdrawn from a settlement agreement with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio.

Ohio Unemployment Falls For Eighth Straight Month

12:00AM
December
17, 2010

For the first time in eight years, Ohio’s unemployment rate is not higher than the national average. WOSU’s Steve Brown reports new figures out Friday point to what state officials call a steadily-improving economy.

Columbus Entrepreneurs Chase Groupon’s Success

12:00AM
December
16, 2010

The Chicago-based internet company Groupon is only two years old but it’s rumored to be worth billions of dollars. It makes money by offering downloadable “deal-of-the-day” coupons to subscribers. Several Columbus entrepreneurs are trying to emulate Groupon’s success on the local level.