WOSU News Archives For: April 2, 2014

Ohio To Require Reporting Of Drug-Addicted Babies

Under a new soon-to-be-law, Ohio hospitals will have to report to the state babies born to women addicted to painkillers.
2, 2014

Hospital maternity units and newborn care nurseries would have to report the number of babies born addicted to drugs under a bill headed to Ohio’s governor.

13 Endangered Buildings In Columbus Ohio

Proposed design for the new Vets Memorial.
April 2, 2014

Port Columbus Airport Control Tower — Located at 4920 East Fifth Avenue, built in 1920. Clinton Avenue School Annex — Located at 10 Clinton Heights Avenue, built in 1895. Elam Drake Farm — Located at 2738 Ole Country Lane, built in the 1850s. Gunning House — Located at 7495 East Broad Street, built in 1940. [...]

Columbus Loses Bid To Host Republican National Convention

Columbus has lost its bid to host the 2016 Republican National Convention.
April 2, 2014

Ohio’s hopes for one of the two major party presidential conventions in 2016 have dwindled slightly. Columbus has been eliminated from consideration but Cleveland and Cincinnati remain in the running.

Report Ranks Ohio Near Bottom In Ethnic Achievement Gaps

2, 2014

The “Race for Results” report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation used an index based on 12 factors including math and English scores, teen pregnancy rates, and employment prospects.

Girl Raped While Waiting For School Bus

Police say the suspect pulled the girl behind 1452 Myrtle Ave. as she was waiting on a school bus.
April 2, 2014

Columbus Police say the girl, 13, was pulled behind a vacant home and assaulted while waiting for a bus Tuesday morning.

Firefighters Contain State Park Blaze

Fire officials say the blaze came within about 100 feet of several homes but none was damaged, and no one was hurt.
April 2, 2014

The fire was reported Tuesday afternoon near Scioto Trail State Park, roughly 50 miles south of Columbus. There was no word on how the blaze began.

Columbus Mumps Outbreak Spreads

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Columbus health officials say confirmed cases of mumps keep increasing. The first of 116 cases was reported in January on the OSU campus.
2, 2014

Columbus health officials normally report one case of mumps per year. This year 116 cases of mumps are confirmed, mostly among students and staff at Ohio State University. As the disease continues to spread health officials have opened a special immunization clinic.