WOSU News Archives For April 2011

Developers Get Year-Extension On Cooper Stadium Deal

Cooper Stadium
Developers who hope to turn the old Cooper Stadium into a racetrack get more time to finalize the last pieces of the project.
12:00AM
April
19, 2011

Developers who hope to turn the old Cooper Stadium into a racetrack get more time to finalize the last pieces of the project.

Governor Stands Behind JobsOhio

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12:00AM
April 19, 2011

Governor John Kasich is standing behind his public/private job creation board that’s now the subject of a lawsuit.

Columbus Health: Racism Is Factor In Infant Mortality Rates

12:00AM
April
19, 2011

The Columbus Department of Health today says infant mortality is three times higher among African-American women than among white women.

King Lincoln – A Neighborhood Rich in Diversity, History

King-Lincoln District, Tippie Dyer Orchestra
12:00AM
April
19, 2011

WOSU-TV airs the third documentary in its series – Columbus Neighborhoods. Tonight’s film tells the story of The King-Lincoln neighborhood, just east of downtown. WOSU commentator and local historian Ed Lentz looks back on the neighborhood which has been the center of African American culture in Columbus

Lack of Grocery Stores Plagues Columbus’ Inner-City Neighborhoods

King Lincoln's Most Popular Grocery, Carl Brown's, Has Shut Its Doors
12:00AM
April
18, 2011

The latest installment of WOSU-TV’s Columbus Neighborhoods series is a film documenting the history of the King Lincoln district. Over the years the neighborhood has struggled to hold onto something most people take for granted: a grocery store. The King Lincoln neighborhood is not alone; so-called food deserts plague the inner city.

Gay Rights Groups Protesting “Tax Day”

Gay Rights
Members of the local LGTB community are planning a protest outside Columbus' main post office tonight to call attention to what they call inequities for gays in the tax code.
12:00AM
April
18, 2011

Members of the local GLTB community are planning a protest outside Columbus’ main post office tonight. As WOSU’s Steve Brown reports, the protest is to call attention to what activists call inequities for gays in the tax code.

Same-Sex Couples Get A Wedding Show Of Their Own

Same Sex Wedding Cake
Brides, grooms and wedding planners are gearing up for this year's wedding season. A long-standing tradition in this preparation is the bridal fair where many couples get ideas for their big day. One local company hopes its unconventional wedding show becomes a tradition for many area couples.
12:00AM
April
18, 2011

Brides, grooms and wedding planners are gearing up for this year’s wedding season. A long-standing tradition in this preparation is the bridal fair where many couples get ideas for their big day. One local company hopes its unconventional wedding show becomes a tradition for many area couples.

Port Columbus Staffing Unaffected By FAA Mandate

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The control tower at Port Columbus airport.
12:00AM
April
15, 2011

Nearly 30 air traffic control towers around the U.S. are getting additional workers for their late night shifts. The move comes after a controller fell asleep on the job in Nevada this week. WOSU reports Columbus’s airport will not be affected by the changes.

DeWine OK’s Collective Bargaining Limit Repeal Ballot Language

Mike DeWine
The effort to repeal Ohio's new collective bargaining law has entered its next phase. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine Friday certified summary language of the referendum seeking to repeal Senate Bill 5 which severely limits public employee collective bargaining power.
12:00AM
April
15, 2011

The effort to repeal Ohio’s new collective bargaining law has entered its next phase.
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine Friday certified summary language of the referendum seeking to repeal Senate Bill 5 which severely limits public employee collective bargaining power.

Death Penalty Indictments and Sentences Decline In Ohio

12:00AM
April
15, 2011

There is an execution scheduled nearly every month this year in Ohio for a death row inmate. Convicted murderer Clarence Carter was put to death Tuesday. The following day two state lawmakers introduced legislation to abolish the death penalty. This comes at a time when prosecutors are seeking the death penalty less and less.