Childhood innocence and generosity are apparent in a Dublin boy who mailed his allowance money to the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s football team. The financially-struggling program will end this season. Sitting down with WOSU, Bennett Williams expresses interest in continuing his mission to help.
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.
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.
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.