WOSU News Archives For: February 10, 2012

Area Catholic Group Embraces White House Contraception Revision

Catholic churches around Ohio said they would not obey a mandate to offer free birth control to employees of many church-owned institutions. The previous mandate covers hospitals, universities, and other institutions whose purpose is not expressly religious.
10, 2012

President Barack Obama, Friday, announced changes to a controversial requirement that religious employers cover contraception for their workers. WOSU reports a Columbus-area Catholic hospital group said it’s pleased with the president’s modifications.

Report Praises Changes In Ohio’s Youth Prisons

The Circleville Juvenile Correctional Facility is one of Ohio's four juvenile prisons.
February 10, 2012

The report from an appointed monitor says programs for placing young offenders in community centers have produced what it calls impressive results.

Wexner Honored With Medical Center Renaming

Les Wexner
10, 2012

The OSU Medical Center will now be known as the Wexner Medical Center at The Ohio State University..

Cancer Drugs Shows “Unprecedented” Ability To Treat Alzheimer’s

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University say bexarotene, a drug normally used to treat lymphoma, has shown promise removing proteins associated with Alzheimer's.
10, 2012

Researchers say a drug already approved to treat lymphoma has shown an ability to remove the plague associated with Alzheimer’s disease.

Should Fracking Polluters Face Tougher Penalities?

10, 2012

Ohio attorney general Mike DeWine wants to fine hydraulic fracturing polluters $10,000 a day for violations. The fines would be much higher than what companies now face. Do you think Ohio should increase the penalties for racking polluters?