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Incarcerated moms get to spend a special Christmas day with their children

Alice Torres(upper right) and her family
12:00AM
December 24, 2007

Moms all across Ohio will wake up tomorrow morning and give their children big Christmas hugs. They’ll watch as their little ones tear open presents. Later they’ll dine on turkey and ham. But for some Ohio mothers their Christmas came earlier and was much less conventional. WOSU’s Mandie Trimble spent part of a Saturday morning earlier this month at the Ohio Reformatory for Women in Marysville. There she witnessed what Christmas is like for moms behind bars.

Holiday toy donations affected by toy recalls

12:00AM
December
4, 2007

Millions of toys have been recalled this year – many of them because they contained high levels of lead. With the holiday gift-giving season in full swing many people are worried which toys are safe to give children. But the concern does not stop there. This year many charitable organizations implemented new procedures to ensure their toy donations are not harmful.

What happened to Thanksgiving?

12:00AM
November
19, 2007

It’s three days until Thanksgiving. But most major retailers started putting out Christmas merchandise along side candy corn and scary costumes. WOSU takes a look at why retailers feel the need to start the Christmas season so soon.