WOSU News Archives For: November 19, 2013

Young Suicide Prompts Experts To Reflect On Awareness Programs

Youth Suicide
The Ohio Department of Health statistics show youth suicide has increased since 2002. A young Columbus girl died recently after she hanged herself. The news prompted some experts to call for more awareness among elementary-age children.
19, 2013

Franklin County Coroner Jane Gorniak said it’s the youngest suicide she has seen in her career. An eight year old girl from Columbus died four days after hanging herself. It is an unusual case. Suicide among very young children is very low. But WOSU reports experts say there’s a need to increase awareness among elementary-age kids.

Ohio Court Upholds Firing In School Bible Case

John Freshwater
November 19, 2013

With three justices dissenting, the state Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that the Mount Vernon district had grounds to fire John Freshwater for insubordination for keeping religious books and a poster of a president praying.

Reynoldsburg Police Say Teen Confessed To Killing Young Woman

Officials are treating Michaels' death as a homicide and are trying to determine how she died.
19, 2013

17-year-old Adrien McGee of Blacklick has been charged with murder in Licking County Juvenile Court.

Columbus Turns Its Attention To Infant Mortality

Nathan and Michelle Hurd recount the loss of their infant son to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Columbus City Council appointed a commission to recommend ways to reduce the city's high rate of infant mortality.
November 19, 2013

Columbus city, healthcare, and business leaders vow to reduce infant deaths by 40 percent in the next several years. A council-appointed commission will recommend ways to reduce the city’s infant mortality by the middle of next year.

Expert: Central Ohio Housing Market Recovery ‘Slow, Steady’

Real estate experts say Central Ohio's housing market is slowly recovering, showing signs of "manageable" growth.
19, 2013

The Central Ohio real estate market has seen its ups and downs over the past ten years. Prices peaked seven years ago, then plummeted when the housing bubble burst. Now sales and prices are on the rise – raising fears of another bubble. WOSU talked with a couple of real estate experts to find out where the Columbus market stands.