WOSU News Archives For: August 14, 2013

Port Columbus Passengers Would Have Fewer Options Under Merger

Air traffic control tower at Port Columbus
14, 2013

Airline passengers at Port Columbus could see fewer flight options and higher fares if two big airlines successfully challenge an anti-trust suit. American and U-S Air account for more than 25% of all flights into and out of Port Columbus. The two airlines want to combine their services and vow to challenge a federal effort to stop the merger.

Lancaster Inmates Get A Fishy Assignment

southeastern correctional institution
Some inmates will get training to raise rainbow trout to sell to the Columbus Zoo.
August 14, 2013

A state prison in Lancaster has joined in a unique partnership with the Columbus Zoo. Inmates at the Southeastern Correctional Complex will raise rainbow trout that will be sold at a cheaper cost to feed the zoo’s bears, penguins and otters.

Area Around COSI To Be Transformed, Local Leaders Say

Artist redering of the plan on the west bank of the Scioto River.
14, 2013

Plans were unveiled Tuesday to develop the area around COSI. 56 acres surrounding the center would be highlighted by a new veterans’ memorial, a downtown Columbus zoo exhibit, the creation of a new neighborhood and a lot more green space.

Animals, Equipment Up For Auction At Zanesville Farm

One of three panthers rescued by the Columbus Zoo from Terry Thompson's farm near Zanesville.
August 14, 2013

Petting zoo equipment and ponies will be up for auction from the estate of a suicidal man who released dozens of exotic animals in Muskingum County almost two years ago.

Cosmetology Board Director Resigns Over Salon Accusations

Board of Cosmetology Executive Director Jim Trakas submitted his resignation Tuesday.
August 14, 2013

The Inspector General says Ohio Board of Cosmetology executive director Jim Trakas told the owner of a Grove City hair salon that he could make a $500 fine go away if the owner would allow a stylist to stay for another two to three months.

Non-Profits Question Possible Conflict In Federal Health Care Law

Navigators are different from insurance agents and brokers because they can’t promote or sell insurance plans.
14, 2013

In preparation for the health care exchange element of the federal Affordable Care Act, the government will designate groups as navigator to help guide people through the system. But some non-profit groups say an Ohio law leaves them out of the process.