WOSU News Archives For August 2011

Red Cross, Others Fly Out of Port Columbus Into Path of ‘Irene’

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Hurricane Irene as it slams the Bahamas.
5:21PM
August
26, 2011

States along the eastern seaboard are prepping for the effects of Hurricane Irene. WOSU spoke with people today who are traveling toward the path of the storm.

Ohio Lends Support Ahead of ‘Irene’

12:47PM
August
26, 2011

Ohio is providing shelter and support as Hurricane Irene aims toward the East Coast hundreds of miles away.

Revitalization Slow On 161 In North Columbus

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The Beechcroft Centre on 161
5:00AM
August
26, 2011

The area near State Route 161 in North Columbus is undergoing a change. Faced with competition to the north and south, many businesses have closed. Residents and business owners are looking for a rebound. The recently renovated Morse Road offers them hope.

Indiana Man Indicted For Dumping Waste In Columbus

11:02AM
August
25, 2011

A Franklin County grand jury has indicted an Indiana man on charges of illegally dumping more than 20,000 cubic yards of waste in Southwest Columbus.

Will Apple Survive Without Steve Jobs?

8:54AM
August
25, 2011

Apple CEO Steve Jobs announced Wednesday he is stepping down as CEO of the pioneering computer company. Will Apple survive without the man who developed the iPhone and iPad?

Ballot Issue Ads Will Carry Disclaimer

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Disagreements over Issue 2, a referendum on Senate Bill 5, helped push the Ohio Ballot Board to attach a disclaimer to newspaper ads.
7:55AM
August
25, 2011

Elections officials say they want to educate the public, but not take a stand for or against ballot issues.

Ohio State Changing Alert System

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Police say a man attacked two women near the Ohio State University Medical Center earlier this month. He was later arrested.
1:03PM
August
24, 2011

The move comes after complaints that many people didn’t get alerts about two reported attacks.

Guns And Badges Stolen From Deputy’s Home

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A badge similar to those stolen from a Fayette county deputy's home.
12:54PM
August 24, 2011

The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office says another home was burglarized minutes earlier.

Walmart – Friend or Foe?

9:02AM
August
24, 2011

Many say Walmart hurts communities by offering prices locally-owned stores cannot compete with. Others argue Walmart has given people a chance to save money. What do you think? Is Walmart good or bad for local communities?

District Report Cards Detail Advances and Struggles

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School administrators in Cincinnati say they've helped the district turn around by targeting elementary students.
7:23AM
August
24, 2011

Cincinnati is Ohio’s only urban district rated as “effective.”