WOSU News Archives For January 2011

Ohio Considers Changes To Inmate Mental Health Treatment

12:00AM
January
26, 2011

The treatment of the mentally ill has been in the news a lot lately. Ohio is considering changing how it treats prison inmates with mental illness. Some health professionals say it could put inmates’ lives at risk.

Grab Bars And Retrofits Help Elderly Age In Place

12:00AM
January
25, 2011

As baby boomers reach retirement age, advocates for the elderly and some Central Ohio building industry officials say more of them decide to stay put in their homes.

Columbus Gets Mixed Results in JC Penney Restructuring

12:00AM
January
24, 2011

Columbus looks to both suffer and gain from new plans announced this morning by retail giant JC Penney. As WOSU’s Steve Brown reports, the corporate shift means less employees in stores but more in a Columbus call center.

OSU Might Change Policy That Allows Students’ Religious Clubs To Exclude Certain People

12:00AM
January
24, 2011

A U.S. Supreme Court ruling this past summer may have implications for some student organizations at Ohio State University. As WOSU’s Sam Hendren reports, officials are trying to decide if religious clubs should continue to be able to exclude certain students.

Three Indicted For 2009 Brinks Robbery

12:00AM
January
21, 2011

A federal grand jury has indicted the three men accused of cutting their way into a Brinks fault in Columbus two years ago. WOSU’s Steve Brown reports on what prosecutors call a multi-state plan to rob the facility.

Ohio Militia Combats Stereotypes

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Member of the Ohio Defense Force gather once a month in the abandoned Roseville Prison in Perry County.
12:00AM
January
21, 2011

Researchers say since the early 1990s, the U.S. has seen a boom in the number of militias, many with an anti-government message. But one Ohio group lists its mission as supporting governments. WOSU’s Steve Brown traveled to Perry county to meet the Ohio Defense Force.

Police: Body Identified as 24-year-old Joshua Edwards

12:00AM
January
19, 2011

Columbus Police have identified the man who was found dead in a shed on the city’s West Side Monday.

Columbus Man Makes Plea Deal In Infant Murder

12:00AM
January
18, 2011

A man accused of killing his infant son late last year has agreed to plead guilty to aggravated murder.

Snow in Central Ohio- Complaints Endure

12:00AM
January
18, 2011

After a couple days of rain, snow is back in the Central Ohio forecast for the end of this week. If you’re tired of winter, WOSU Commentator and local historian Ed Lentz says, previous generations shared your pain.

Linden-area Elementary Students Celebrate the Life of Dr. King

12:00AM
January
18, 2011

In the spirit of Doctor Martin Luther King’s efforts to give back to the community, some students from Hamilton STEM Academy did not stay at home Monday. WOSU reports instead, the students honored the legacy of Dr. King by learning about his hopes for the country and how to use some of his ideals in everyday life, even as children.