WOSU News Archives For July 2011

City Bike Trail Links Cross State Off-Road Path

A biker rides across the restored Ed Honton Bridge
A biker rides across the restored 1902 bridge that now spans Alum Creek. The Ed Honton Bridge is named for the late Ed Honton, founder of the Ohio to Erie Trail.
4:08PM
July
18, 2011

During summer months more Central Ohioans head for bike trails in the region. The network of paved and gravel paths winds through parks and alongside creeks and rivers.

Documents Show Tressel Was Reprimanded Years Ago

Former Coach Jim Tressel
Records released today by Ohio State University show former football coach Jim Tressel had been criticized for not reporting violations as far back as 2005.
3:22PM
July
15, 2011

Records released today by Ohio State University show former football coach Jim Tressel had been criticized for not reporting violations as far back as 2005.

Conesville Keeps Close Watch On Anti-Pollution Dispute

3:11PM
July
15, 2011

The demand for electricity in Ohio usually peaks in July and August. Coal is the main source of electricity in the region but pollution from coal burning power plants has been linked to increased asthma and the federal government wants to accelerate anti-pollution rules.

AEP Puts Project On Hold

AEP Building
The American Electric Power building in Columbus, Ohio.
3:10PM
July
14, 2011

Columbus-based American Electric Power said it’s shelving a massive research project in West Virginia.

Health Researcher: Clean Air Fight Has Political Dimension

protesters holding anti-coal signs
Representatives from health and environmental advocacy groups such as the Sierra Club and the American Lung Association gathered in Goodale Park in Columbus, Ohio, on June 30, 2011, to call on the EPA to create stricter rules against pollution from coal power plants.
2:53PM
July
14, 2011

There is a battle going on over clean air and coal-fired electricity. The Federal Government is poised to impose more air pollution controls on coal-fired power plants.

Clergy Want More Federal Help For Needy

Vineyard Church of Columbus
Easter Celebrations at Vineyard Church of Columbus. Columbus area religious leaders joined 4,000 other clergy people in signing a letter that calls for an end to federal budget cuts affecting those in need.
3:06PM
July
13, 2011

Columbus area religious leaders joined four thousand other clergy people in signing a letter that calls for an end to federal budget cuts affecting those in need. The letter was published today in Politico, as debate continues over raising the federal debt ceiling.

Ohio Supreme Court Throws Out Changes To Sex Offender Law

Giant Gavel
The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled the state's strict sex offender notification law cannot be imposed on defendants whose crimes were committed before the law was enacted.
3:03PM
July
13, 2011

The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled the state’s strict sex offender notification law cannot be imposed on defendants whose crimes were committed before the law was enacted.

Columbus Military Contractor Sued Over Soldiers’ Deaths

2:57PM
July
12, 2011

A Columbus-based military contractor faces a new lawsuit by the families of American soldiers killed and wounded by an interpreter in Afghanistan last year.

Heat Dangers Lead To Fan Giveaway

Fan
A heat advisory in Central Ohio leads to a call for more donated fans to give to lower-income and elderly residents.
3:55PM
July
11, 2011

A heat advisory in Central Ohio leads to a call for more donated fans to give to lower-income and elderly residents. Communications Director for Life Care Alliance, Michelle Jones says demand for fans started in the spring.

State B.O.E. Nears Decision on Superintendent of Schools

3:54PM
July
11, 2011

The state Board of Education is trying to decide if it wants to go with the only remaining candidate for state school superintendent or if it wants to reopen the search. Reynoldsburg superintendant Steve Dackin withdrew his name yesterday, leaving Florida-based education consultant Robert Schiller as the only candidate.