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Magnetic Pulses Help Depression Sufferers12/17/14
Treatment options for people who suffer from major depression recently have broadened. As WOSU reports, a new therapy that uses magnetic energy is giving some patients relief – and hope – after years of struggling with mental illness. The post...
Parent Trigger ‘Pilot Project’ In Columbus Has No Takers
Improving low performing public schools is a problem that has troubled educators and parents for decades. This year, Ohio is trying a new tactic, allowing for parents to take over a troubled school. The post Parent Trigger ‘Pilot Project’ In Columbus...
Medicaid Expansion Means Treatment for More Ohio Opiate Addicts
The recent expansion of Medicaid services has helped more people get addiction services. The post Medicaid Expansion Means Treatment for More Ohio Opiate Addicts appeared first on WOSU News.
The Commissary Offers Incubator for Cooks; Chefs
A new facility in Marble Cliff serves as an incubator for would-be cooks or a laboratory for professional chefs who want to experiment. The post The Commissary Offers Incubator for Cooks; Chefs appeared first on WOSU News.
Columbus Businessman Revives Bronzed Baby Shoe Popularity
Back in the 1930s, a Columbus kindergarten teacher had a dream. Violet Shinbach went door to door selling the idea of bronzed baby shoes. The idea was a hit with Americans coast to coast. The company she founded is still in business under the able...
Commercial Drones Expected Sooner Across Ohio Skies
Commercial drones could be in Ohio’s skies sooner than expected. That’s because the Federal Aviation Administration has granted a Dayton company an exception to the current ban on drones that aren't for government or recreational use. The post...
Behind The Scenes Of The Red Kettle Fund Drive
It’s a sound that marks the holiday season: The Salvation Army bell, held by a friendly person standing next to a red kettle. We go behind-the-scenes to look at what it takes to manage the effort. The post Behind The Scenes Of The Red Kettle Fund...
Commission Issues No Air Quality Alerts in 2014
The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission issued no air quality alerts for Central Ohioin 2014. The post Commission Issues No Air Quality Alerts in 2014 appeared first on WOSU News.
City Official Approves Of More Police-Community Relations
Governor John Kasich's call for a new task force on community-police relations gets support from a Columbus office already working to bridge gaps between law enforcement officers and citizens. The post City Official Approves Of More Police-Community...
Columbus-Area Health Systems Spend Millions To Attract Patients
There’s an ad war underway in Columbus. Central Ohio’s largest hospital systems are spending millions of dollars on marketing. WOSU looks the strategies behind, and the effectiveness of, omnipresent hospital marketing. The post Columbus-Area Health...
A Second State Lawmaker Resigning Before End Of Session
A state senator from Cleveland has resigned her seat a month before the end of the legislative session. Senator Shirley Smith has tendered her resignation effective November 30th. The post A Second State Lawmaker Resigning Before End Of Session...
Redrawing Ohio Lawmakers’ Districts Could Pass
Bills that could change the way lawmakers’ districts are drawn are being caught in the rush to pass legislation before the end of the year. Plans under discussion could undergo last minute changes before big votes today. The post Redrawing Ohio...
Fines For Parking Violations In Columbus Could Climb In 2015
Parking fines in Columbus will increase next year, if some city officials get their way. A public hearing will be held tonight at city hall on the proposal to raise fines. The post Fines For Parking Violations In Columbus Could Climb In 2015 appeared...
Dublin Middle Schooler Chosen For National Student Press Corps
Davis Middle School in Dublin lacks a student newspaper, but that didn't stop one of its students from pursuing journalism. The 8th grader took a simple story and landed a reporting assignment for a national student magazine. The post Dublin Middle...
Pre-Black Friday Sales Kickoff Central Ohio Christmas Shopping
It’s Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving when retailers lure potential Christmas customers through their doors The post Pre-Black Friday Sales Kickoff Central Ohio Christmas Shopping appeared first on WOSU News.
Columbus Demonstrators Protest Ferguson, MO., Grand Jury Decision
Several hundred people gathered Tuesday night in east Columbus to protest a Missouri grand jury’s decision not to indict police officer Darren Wilson for shooting and killing Michael Brown in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson. The post Columbus...
Mayor Coleman Will Not Seek Fifth Term
In a surprise announcement, Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman said, Tuesday, he will not seek a fifth term. Coleman made the announcement alongside his cabinet and staff members and family and friends. The post Mayor Coleman Will Not Seek Fifth Term...
Columbus College Student Grateful For Some Immigration Changes
Some immigrant families in Central Ohio are celebrating the President's executive order, but hoping Congress will do more in the New Year. The post Columbus College Student Grateful For Some Immigration Changes appeared first on WOSU News.
Lawmakers Take Aim At Ohio’s High Infant Mortality Rate
Ohio ranks near the bottom among states with poor infant mortality rates. As Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports -- lawmakers are working with each other -- across the aisle -- to try and stem the crisis. The post Lawmakers Take Aim At Ohio’s...
Task Force Finds Lax University Oversight Of Marching Band
A review by former Ohio Attorney General Betty Montgomery found additional examples of of inappropriate behavior and poor university oversight of the band. The post Task Force Finds Lax University Oversight Of Marching Band appeared first on WOSU News.
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