WOSU News Archives For: May 22, 2014

Portman Calls For Veteran’s Administration Transparency

Rob Portman
Ohio Senator Rob Portman says veterans should be at the front of the line to receive the best treatment not at the back of the line to receive mediocre treatment.
May 22, 2014

According to a report in the Dayton Daily News the Veteran’s Administration has admitted that 23 people across the country have died because of delayed care.

Heart of Africa Opens At Columbus Zoo

A giraffe gets up close with visitors to the new Heart of Africa exhibit at the Columbus Zoo. After years of planning, the zoo opened the $30 million exhibition to the public Thursday morning.
22, 2014

The Columbus Zoo opened its Heart of Africa exhibit to the public, Thursday morning, after years of planning.

Census Data Show Columbus Is Growing Fast

No other large Ohio city comes close to Columbus' growth between 2010 and 2013.
May 22, 2014

The city grew by 4.3 percent from 2010 through 2013, to 822,553 residents. Columbus is still the country’s 15th largest city, just behind San Francisco in population.

Lawmaker Pushes Red Light Camera Bill…Again

Traffic cameras have brought in tens of millions of dollars for Ohio cities. Public safety officials say the main goal of the cameras is public safety; critics call them a revenue generator.
22, 2014

A Republican Ohio Senator has proposed what cities say amounts to a ban on red light cameras, which have generated tens of millions of dollars for local municipalities.

Ohioans Clash With Soaring Canada Goose Population

Fred Buxton and Mickey
22, 2014

An estimated 85,000 Canada Geese live in Ohio. They don’t pose much of a problem in rural areas. But in urban areas Canada Geese make themselves right at home on landscaping and golf courses. Occasionally they’ll attack if provoked.