With harsh cold and snow forecast for much of the state in the next few days, officials in Ohio’s Department of Aging are urging precautions for older people who could be at increased risk of weather-related problems.
An Ohio family grieving the loss of three children in a mobile home fire is faced with more tragedy. Another family member died in a car accident on their way to help plan the children’s funerals.
While the war in Iraq is winding down, the mission is Afghanistan continues. And that means U.S. troops continue to be called up for duty. Long and repeated deployments are tough on families. WOSU gives a look at how children are affected when their parents go overseas.
Ohio has accepted a federal challenge to obtain health care coverage for uninsured children.
Ask Ohioans what matters most to them and the word “family” is likely to be at the top of the list. But for parents of mentally ill children, holding a family together can sometimes be a daunting challenge. In the second of her two part series on the state of mental health in Ohio, Statehouse correspondent Jo Ingles reports there are times when those parents must make hard choices just to get their children the help they need. Click the play button to hear the story.
Officials with Franklin County Children Services on Thursday continued their push to convince voters to approve a levy issue on the fall ballot. WOSU’s Steve Brown reports.
Children’s Hospital said several young people have been placed in respiratory isolation due to the recent outbreak of swine flu. Children’s Chief of Emergency Medicine Lesie Mihalove spoke with WOSU’s Mandie Trimble.
When cancer strikes a father or mother, a child might become frightened and confused. If the parent dies, it might take years for a child to recover from the loss. A program at Ohio State University’s James Cancer Hospital has been helping children work through the process of understanding cancer, death and grief.
The holiday movie season has arrived. The television networks are launching new seasons of their series. Videogame makers have updated popular games for the holidays. Too often, says WOSU Commentator Elizabeth Martinez, the images from this entertainment are violent.
The US Census Bureau says nearly 30 percent of Columbus children live in poverty. WOSU Commentator Elizabeth Martinez says that number should worry all of us, not just the families caring for those children.
This time of year, people with children often ask, or are asked the question : “What are the kids doing this summer?” WOSU commentator Elizabeth Martinez says we should ask another question.