Central Ohio Mumps Cases Rise; College Vaccine Policies Differ

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WOSU Archive
6:31PM
April 8, 2014

As of April 8, 163 cases of mumps had been reported in Franklin and Delaware counties.

Sen. Brown Pushes Bill To Reform Student Loans

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WOSU Archive
4:25PM
April
1, 2014

Student loan debt in the U.S. now surpasses $1 trillion. Ohio’s senior U.S. senator Sherrod Brown blames the private loan industry for intentionally making loan terms difficult to understand. He’s pushing legislation that would make loan terms more clear. The bill is called the Know Before You Owe Private Student Loan Act.

Ohio Furniture Maker To Add Jobs For Ikea Line

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Furniture maker Sauder is based in Archbold, Ohio near Toledo
6:01PM
March
29, 2014

A northwestern Ohio furniture maker plans to hire more workers after signing a new deal with Swedish furniture retailer Ikea.

Despite Dealer Concerns, Tesla Strikes Deal To Sell In Ohio

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Tesla Model S.
5:00AM
March
27, 2014

Car dealers in Ohio say they’ve reached a compromise with Silicone Valley-based Tesla, the electric automaker with a unique and controversial business model. The company sells directly to customers, not through a dealer. There’s no haggling; the price of each car is non-negotiable.

Dancer Teaches The Trapeze As Art Form

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Mikey Thomas and students on the trapeze at Movement Activities
5:08AM
March
24, 2014

Trapeze. The word conjures up images of high-flying acrobats doing daring feats of skill at the circus. But a Columbus man is exploring the art of the trapeze. And for the past two years he’s been teaching others about its beauty.

Smokers, Retailers React Negatively To Proposed Cigarette Tax

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File photo
4:37PM
March
12, 2014

Smokers and tobacco vendors are speaking out against a proposal to hike Ohio’s cigarette tax to help offset a cut to the state income tax.

Tree-Killing Insect Threatens Hocking Hills Skyline

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The Hemlock Woolly Adelgid attacks and eventually kills trees in Hocking Hills.
5:30AM
March 6, 2014

An insect threatens a key tree in Ohio’s picturesque Hocking Hills. The Hemlock Woolly Adelgid attacks and eventually kills Hemlock trees. But the state of Ohio is fighting back.

COTA To Begin Downtown Circulator Bus Service In May

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COTA's downtown circulator service will begin May 5.
10:22AM
February
27, 2014

The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) has purchased six new buses as it prepares to begin a circulator route in downtown Columbus. The CBUS service, scheduled to begin in May, will shuttle passengers to popular downtown and Short North destinations.

Obama: OSU, EWI To Help Research Lightweight Metals Creation

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EWI, a technology research organization founded in Columbus in 1984
10:31AM
February 26, 2014

President Obama said Tuesday that his administration is creating two new hubs that will link manufacturers with several research universities; one of them Ohio State. The OSU founded technology research organization EWI will also participate.