WOSU News Archives For March 2011

Marysville Braces For Honda Production Cutback

Honda Production
Honda of America is cutting production because of the effects of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami. Honda's plants in Marysville have cut their production in half because they get critical parts from Japan.
12:00AM
March
31, 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 Trims Production, Cites Quake Impact on Supplies

Honda is cutting back production
12:00AM
March 30, 2011

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.

Bexley Teachers Negotiate New Contract in One Day

12:00AM
March
29, 2011

With the specter of severely limited bargaining power hanging over them, Bexley teachers recently reached agreement on a new contract in just one day.

ACLU, Mansfield Schools Disagree Over “Threat” Of Violence

Author and public speaker Usama Dakdok
12:00AM
March 29, 2011

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.

A Columbus Teaching Career Comes To A Close

12:00AM
March
29, 2011

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.

Columbus Bidding For More NCAA Tournament Games

Women's Basketball
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: they're preparing a bid to get more tournament games in Columbus.
12:00AM
March
28, 2011

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.

Researcher: Morse Road A Distinctive Form Of Urban Renewal.

12:00AM
March
28, 2011

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.

Minority Communities Grow In Franklin County

12:00AM
March
25, 2011

As the 2010 Census numbers continue to trickle out, the most recent figures released show Franklin County is more diverse.

Central Ohio Hospitals Prepare For Radioactive Waste Transport

Nuclear Waste
Sometime this summer, trucks will carry radioactive waste along I-70. The U.S. Department of Energy's Waste Isolation Pilot Plant is shipping the radioactive materials from Grand Island, N.Y., to a plant in Carlsbad, N.M.
12:00AM
March
25, 2011

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.

Franklin Co. Board of Elections Director: Voter ID Bill Not Needed

Ohio Statehouse
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.
12:00AM
March
24, 2011

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.