For the hungry in some Columbus neighborhoods, emergency food supplies will be only a text away. The city will spend $135,000 to help to create a mobile scheduling program for selected food pantries.
Central Ohio libraries have dealt with a lot of change over the last couple decades. Now they face perhaps the biggest change â€“ the possible replacement of printed books with electronic ones. Librarians and publishers are trying to cope with this new computer revolution.
A physician’s advocacy group estimates about 25% of Ohio doctors have converted their medical records from paper to electronic. But, some early adopters of e-records tell a cautionary tale.
Just as doctors are moving toward electronic medical records, so too are city and county courts in an effort reduce the paper chase that is part of court filings and proceedings.
In the debate over healthcare reform, electronic medical records have been touted as as a key way to control costs. But converting millions of records and installing new computer systems is very expensive. All three of Central Ohio’s major hospital systems are in the middle of the process.
Ohio’s top elections official says all you’d need is a magnet and “smart phone” like the Palm Treo to tamper with Ohio’s electronic voting machines. Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner is reporting today on the findings of a $1,900,000 study of electronic voting systems in the state.
Governor Ted Strickland is expected to sign into law a bill aimed at ridding Oho of electronic video games.
Ohio legislators have begun a crackdown on electronic games they say are tantamount to illegal slot machines.
Two Ohio racetracks are installing controversial electronic video games.
Ohio’s attorney general has ordered the unplugging of an estimated 50,000 electronic gaming machines. Marc Dann says the games amount to illegal slot machines.
Gov. Ted Strickland is threatening a veto if Ohio legislators move ahead with a plan to legalize betting on video-tape replays of old horse races from around the country.