Columbus Zoo Sends $10,000 To West African Sanctuary

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7:28AM
November
13, 2014

The Columbus Zoo has sent emergency funds to help a struggling chimpanzee sanctuary in the Ebola ravaged country of Sierre Leone.

Columbus Breweries Giving Canned Craft Beer A Try

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Four String Brewery cans its seasonal beer, the Vanilla Porter.
5:00AM
November
12, 2014

Cheap beer has long been associated with the aluminum can and upscale brews with bottles. But some craft brewers are trying to break that stereo-type. As WOSU reports, a number of Columbus’ small craft breweries have switched from glass bottles to cans.

Columbus Nurse: HIV Prevention Drug ‘Comparable To Vaccines’

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Truvada is prescribed at an AIDS Resource Center Ohio health clinic in the Short North.
3:38PM
November
3, 2014

HIV used to be a death sentence. But, today, it’s a manageable, chronic disease. A Columbus nurse says there’s an HIV preventive pill that’s almost as effective as a vaccine.

Ohio State Cuts Infertility Treatment Benefits

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Coverage for in vitro fertilization is being expanded, and offered more often, in health plans.
5:00AM
November
3, 2014

Infertility treatments, like in vitro fertilization, have long been considered elective procedures largely not covered by health insurance. But that’s changing as more employers and insurers offer coverage. Ohio State University, though, will reduce its package in 2015.

Retailers To Use Social Media For Seasonal Hiring

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This holiday season, some retailers will use social media to attract temporary workers.
4:21PM
October
27, 2014

People looking to get seasonal work often turn to the internet or the old-fashioned “want ads” for job postings. But this year, some retailers are taking a more proactive approach: social media ads.

Central Ohio Hospitals Would Share Care In Event Of Ebola Outbreak

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Columbus hospital executives say treatment would be spread out among the three major health systems in the event of an Ebola outbreak in the area.
5:17PM
October
22, 2014

Central Ohio hospital executives announced, Wednesday, their action plan in the event of an Ebola outbreak in the area.

City-County Agency Fails To Make Nationwide Arena Loan Payments

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A city-council agency is unable to make payments on the loan used to purchase Nationwide Arena.
3:59PM
October
15, 2014

The complicated plan to use tax money to buy Nationwide Arena has hit a snag. There is not enough money to make loan payments.

Former Trombone Player Recalls OSU Marching Band During ’80s

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The Ohio State University Marching Band
3:50PM
October
9, 2014

Former Ohio State University Marching Band members have come to the defense of its fired director and the organization’s reputation. We recently reported a university official made efforts to stop questionable band “traditions” in the early 80s following a hazing incident. WOSU talked with a band alum who marched during those years.

OSU Aware Of, Ordered End Of Marching Band Hazing Rituals in 1982

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Records indicate former OSU Marching Band Director Jon Woods was ordered to stop hazing and initiation rituals as far back as 1982 - 32 years before his successor was fired.
4:41PM
October
8, 2014

As the controversy over the firing of OSU’s marching band director continues, records indicate the university knew about hazing and questionable initiations as far back as 32 years.