WOSU News Archives For: March 31, 2014

Central Ohio Mumps Outbreak Grows To 111 Cases

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Four fifths of the 111 cases of mumps in Ohio are linked to the original outbreak at the Ohio State University campus in Columbus.
2:50PM
March
31, 2014

Public health officials tracking a growing outbreak of mumps in central Ohio say four-fifths of the cases confirmed so far are linked to Ohio State University.

Ohio Group Holds Out Hope For Thorium Energy

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This schematic from 1969 represents the state of the art Thorium molten salt reactor design. Engineers at Oak Ridge Labs developed the technology then abandoned it in favor of the more familiar Uranium fueled light water reactors.
12:24PM
March
31, 2014

A group in Northeast Ohio is promoting an alternative form of atomic power that they say promises safer and cheaper nuclear reactors: Thorium. But critics say its time as a viable energy source has passed.

Advocates Make Final Push For Healthcare Sign-ups

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The federal data shows that many Ohio residents obtaining coverage in the marketplace are older. Eighty-five percent of enrollees are getting financial help to pay their monthly premiums.
9:28AM
March 31, 2014

Health care advocates are holding their final enrollment events around Ohio as a key deadline under the federal law approaches.

Columbus Street Performer Program To Begin In April

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Singer Ruvane Kurland performs in his Reynoldsburg studio.
5:00AM
March
31, 2014

Beginning this spring, the Greater Columbus Arts Council kicks off its Street Performer program in Columbus. Venues around the city will showcase the talents of singers, mimes, jugglers and performers of all sorts through the end of the year and beyond if the program takes hold.