WOSU News Archives For: June 23, 2014

State Begins Gypsy Moth Treatment Program

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The Ohio Department of Agriculture today began using low flying airplanes to spray gypsy moths living in Central Ohio.
3:59PM
June
23, 2014

The sounds of low-flying planes above Central Ohio today are part of the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s attempt to reduce the gypsy moth population.

Ohio Gets B+ For Manufacturing

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One of Ohio’s biggest challenges is retaining an educated workforce – what economists call human capital. Hicks says part of the brain drain problem is attracting today’s workers to Ohio’s aging urban centers.
8:00AM
June
23, 2014

Ohio gets an above-average grade in a study that grades the health of each state’s manufacturing industry by looking at the tax climate, productivity, and other factors.

Lake Erie Wind Farm Proponents Not Giving Up

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After losing out on federal funding, LEEDCo is looking at how it can cut costs and make the wind farm more attractive to private investors.
7:54AM
June
23, 2014

Despite losing out on major federal funding last month, a nonprofit group trying to build a wind farm in Lake Erie says it’s not abandoning its goal.

Friends, Family Mourn Ohio Soldier Killed In Afghanistan

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Helton was one of five soldiers who died June 9 in southern Afghanistan, while serving as part of a joint security operation.
7:49AM
June 23, 2014

Funeral services are scheduled today for the southern Ohio soldier who was among the five killed in what’s being described as friendly fire in Afghanistan.

Columbus Recycle Program Hires Ex-Cons

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RecycleForce Columbus recently acquired a 26 foot long truck to haul recycled materials.
5:00AM
June
23, 2014

There is one a fledgling operation in Columbus that helps ex-offenders find work that often changes their lives and helps them stay out of prison.