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WOSU News Archives For March 2011
One of Central Ohio’s largest employers faces an uncertain spring. Honda of America is cutting production because of the effects of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami.
Honda says it’s cutting production at three Ohio plants because of a shortage of parts from key suppliers in earthquake and tsunami-ravaged Japan.
With the specter of severely limited bargaining power hanging over them, Bexley teachers recently reached agreement on a new contract in just one day.
The American Civil Liberties Union is criticizing school officials in Mansfield for going back on a promise to let the local Tea Party use a school gymnasium for an event Monday night.
It’s been nearly 40 years since the schools in Columbus were desegregated. It took a court order and some pioneering teachers to accomplish the task. Now one of those teachers, a North Carolinian who came to Columbus in the early 1970s and stayed, is about to retire.
Even though both of Ohio State University’s basketball teams lost their tournament games over the weekend, university administrators and tourism officials in Columbus are still active. As WOSU’s Steve Brown reports, they’re preparing a bid to get more tournament games in Columbus.
New census figures show Columbus grew more diverse during the past decade. In the Northland area, the white population fell by more than 25 percent while African-Americans, Somalians, and Latinos moved in. The changing demographics are especially evident along a stretch of Morse Road.
As the 2010 Census numbers continue to trickle out, the most recent figures released show Franklin County is more diverse.
Hospital workers and other emergency response personnel along Interstate 70 in Ohio soon will receive training on what to do in the event of a radioactive spill. The preparation comes as Japan tries to control radiation seeping into the atmosphere. But nuclear power plants are not the reason for the training in Ohio.
A bill passed by the Ohio house Wednesday requiring voters to show government-issued photo identification is now on its way to the Ohio Senate. The measures passed along a near-party line vote after rancorous debate in the house.