WOSU News Archives For: May 20, 2014

Health Expert: Local Mumps Outbreak Could Have Global Effect

Columbus Public Health officials plan to ramp up a mumps immunization campaign this summer. Health Commissioner Dr. Theresa Long said the central Ohio outbreak could spread to other parts of the country.
20, 2014

Health experts say the central Ohio mumps outbreak has the potential to extend far beyond Ohio’s borders.

Ohio State Presidential Search Tops $600,000

A presidential search committee at The Ohio State University spent more than 600-thousand dollars to find a new president.
20, 2014

Newly released documents show Ohio State University spent more than $600,000 on the search for its new president.

Central Ohio Fares Well In Local Unemployment Report

As a whole, Ohio's unemployment rate remains well below the national rate.
May 20, 2014

Unemployment fell in every Ohio county last month, and Central Ohio fared especially well.

Ohio’s Ban On College-Player Unions To Get Vote

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An Ohio Senate committee is expected to vote on whether to consider college athletes as employees.
20, 2014

An Ohio legislative panel is nearing a vote on a budget proposal saying college athletes aren’t employees under state law.

Ohio Lawmaker Fights For Larger Minimum Wage Hike

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Ohio lawmaker wants to hike the state's minimum wage by more than two dollars an hour.
20, 2014

An Ohio Democratic lawmaker wants to hike Ohio’s minimum wage by more than two dollars.

Unique Senior Project Gets Graduates Ready For Life

Willie Marks won "Best in Show" for his futon made out of trees he cut down.
20, 2014

These are the final days of the school year, and for most students, that means final exams and big papers. But one tiny rural school district goes beyond testing and written reports in helping students get ready for life after high school.

Investment In “Midstream” Processing Could Change Gas Industry

"Midstream" is the processing and refining stage of natural gas.
20, 2014

Last week a processor called Access Midstream announced plans for a major expansion of its facility in Harrison County. And experts say investments in that midstream chunk of the business are a key sign of the long-term health of a region’s gas industry.