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Researchers Optimistic About Cancer Funding.

26, 2009

Cancer researchers in Columbus are monitoring stimulus spending in Washington. They hope the federal government will help make up for recession-driven losses in private donations. Despite the dire economic news, cancer researchers are optimistic – at least in the short term.

Southern Ohio Battered by Ice and Snow

28, 2009

South-central and south-eastern Ohio have been hard hit by ice from this week’s snowstorm which has caused widespread power outages.

Overall Abortion Numbers Down; Increase Among Black Teens in Franklin County

3, 2008

Ohio health officials report the number of abortions performed in Ohio has dropped to a 31 year low. About 30,860 were performed last year – the fewest since the State Department of Health starting keeping track in 1976.But while the overall number of abortions are down, one segment of the population – teenage African Americans – is seeing a rise in the number of abortions.

Columbus’ African-American Community Reacts to Historic Election

5, 2008

Barack Obama’s historic victory has African Americans around the nation celebrating. WOSU went to the King-Lincoln District, an historically black neighborhood, to gather the thoughts and emotions of Columbus’s African-American community.

Fears of Long Election Lines Persist

3, 2008

5,000 poll workers will be on hand across Franklin County tomorrow to assist voters at the polls on Election Day. By tomorrow, more than 273,000 residents of the county will have voted early. Twice as many voting machines will be available this year. And voters have the option to use a paper ballot. Still some voters are skeptical about the possibility of an problem-free election.

American Electric Power Seeks 45% Rate Hike

21, 2008

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio held a public hearing Tuesday on a rate increase request by American Electric Power. The company wants to raise electric rates 45 percent over the next 3 years.

American Muslims Come To Columbus

29, 2008

The 45th Annual Islamic Society of North America convention is estimating a total of 30,000 American Muslims to attend their three-day convention.

Buckeye Poll: African American Women Voters Decide Presidential Picks

19, 2008

Women voters are getting more attention in this presidential season than ever before. In Ohio 59 percent of the electorate was female and the overwhelming majority voted for Hilary Clinton. For African American Ohio women the choice between Clinton and Barack Obama may have been more difficult.

Former President Clinton Campaigns Again in Ohio

Former President Clinton campaigns for Hillary in Chillicothe Monday. Ohio First Lady Frances Strickland looks on.
February 25, 2008

Bill Clinton today campaigned for his wife in Southern Ohio. The Former President made stops in Portsmouth, Athens and Lancaster. WOSU’s Sam Hendren reports on Bill Clinton’s visit to Chillicothe.

Sen. Voinovich Pushes Foreclosure Assistance Legislation

Sen. Voinovich (R-OH) and Columbus Mayor Coleman tour a rehabilitated part of the Franklinton neighborhood.
December 11, 2007

The Franklinton section of Columbus has been hard-hit by foreclosures. On Monday Mayor Coleman and Sen. George Voinovich visited the area to discuss the crisis. Sen. Voinovich has introduced legislation in Congress to help homeowners who are struggling with their mortgages.