WOSU News Archives For: June 20, 2012

Columbus Community Health Clinic Receives $900,000 Federal Grant

HRSA Administrator Mary Wakefield announced a $900,000 grant for the Columbus Neighborhood Health Center.
June 20, 2012

The Obama administration is expanding community health centers in 41 states including Ohio. Ohio will receive nearly $5 million in federal grants.

Split Parole Board Rejects Mercy For Ohio Killer

Gov. Kasich
Ohio Governor John Kasich will make final decision on fate of death row inmate after split vote by parole board.
20, 2012

A divided Ohio Parole Board has rejected mercy for the condemned killer of a Youngstown store owner scheduled to die next month.

City Pool Reopens After Hiring More Lifeguards

Lifeguard stand
Columbus Recreation and Parks Department has difficulties hiring enough lifeguards.
20, 2012

Another Columbus City pool reopens for city residents after getting enough lifeguards. Lincoln Pool opened on Ann Street.

County Jobs Report Shows Differing Economies Around Ohio

Ohio's unemployment went down a tenth of a percent in May,and employers added nearly 20,000 new workers.
20, 2012

The latest jobs report shows Delaware, Union and Franklin counties outperforming much of the state, while counties in southern and southeast Ohio continue to struggle.

Commentary: Columbus Food Trucks — Too Much Of A Good Thing?

The food truck Ajumama serves several different kinds of authentic Korean street food. Ajumama is one of the many food trucks found at the Dinin' Hall in Franklinton.
20, 2012

Food trucks are a symbol of diversity and the entrepreneurial spirit. But WOSU Commentator Stacia Kock wonders if we in Columbus are seeing too much of a good thing.

Ohio Internet Cafes Due For More Regulation?

Internet Cafe
Internet Cafe on Alum Creek Drive. A new state law puts a moratorium on so-called "sweepstakes" cafes. Critics say they're fronts for gambling, but proponents say customers are paying for time on the Internet.
20, 2012

After hearing complaints for years, state lawmakers are cracking down on so-called Internet cafes which critics say are nothing more than electronic casinos. WOSU went inside the cafes for a firsthand look.