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Cincinnati same-sex marriage cases lead U.S....04/28/15
Dozens of attorneys representing four states, and the lawsuits against them, have converged in Washington D.C. to argue whether same-sex marriage should be allowed in two of those states and whether they should be recognized in the other two.
Alternative Cremation Method Back In State Legislature
A state lawmaker wants Ohioans to have another choice if they want to be cremated after they die. It’s called alkaline hydrolysis. A Columbus funeral home owner used the process several years ago before state officials shut him down. The process has...
Legal Expert: Local Discrimination Laws Offer ‘Limited...
Indiana’s controversial religious freedom law has renewed the debate over whether businesses can use faith to refuse service to gay and transgender customers. We look at a local discrimination claim, local civil rights ordinances and whether the rules...
Investiture Ceremonies Install Dr. Michael Drake As OSU...
Nine months after beginning his leadership duties at Ohio State University, Dr. Michael V. Drake was formally installed as president in ceremonies Tuesday. In an address, Drake laid out his vision and priorities for OSU. The post Investiture...
Bison Balance Prairie Ecosystem At Battelle Big Darby...
95 percent of ancient Ohio was forested. But centuries ago there were also small regions of prairie. Tall grasses and wildflowers were part of the prairie ecology and so were bison. Researchers near Columbus are trying to reestablish a prairie / bison...
DNA Technology Is Changing The Game In Cancer Treatment
Cancer treatment, in recent years, has moved away from a “one size fits all” approach toward more personalized care. Doctors call it “precision cancer medicine.” The post DNA Technology Is Changing The Game In Cancer Treatment appeared first on WOSU...
Researchers Use Common Viruses To Fight Cancer
For years, cancer has been treated with chemicals, radiation and surgery. Now researchers are finding viruses may be a new approach. The post Researchers Use Common Viruses To Fight Cancer appeared first on WOSU News.
Cancer Survival Rates Shockingly Low For Young Adults
Young adults traditionally aren’t the face of cancer. But people between the ages of 15 and 39 are diagnosed with cancer at a rate six times higher than children, according to the National Cancer Institute. The post Cancer Survival Rates Shockingly...
Officials Investigate Train/Car Collision In Hilliard
Investigators continue looking into the cause of a collision between a train and a car Tuesday morning in Hilliard in which the driver was seriously injured. The post Officials Investigate Train/Car Collision In Hilliard appeared first on WOSU News.
Governor Kasich Continues to Test Presidential Waters
Ohio Governor John Kaisch is making a series of appearances today in early-presidential primary state, New Hampshire. The post Governor Kasich Continues to Test Presidential Waters appeared first on WOSU News.
Home Sales Down, Prices Up In February
A smaller housing inventory has slowed home sales and driven up prices in Central Ohio. How long will that trend stick around? The post Home Sales Down, Prices Up In February appeared first on WOSU News.
Excavation Project Could Offer Insight Into Early Days Of...
An Ohio State University professor is leading an archaeological project that could help doctors better understand how the deadly bacteria has evolved over the last 160 years. The post Excavation Project Could Offer Insight Into Early Days Of Cholera...
OSU Tips Off NCAA Tournament Play Against Virginia...
The Buckeyes play Virginia Commonwealth University in Portland, and hope to improve on last year's loss to the University of Dayton in the opening round. The post OSU Tips Off NCAA Tournament Play Against Virginia Commonwealth appeared first on WOSU...
County EMA: Expect To Change Readiness Plan Due To...
Dozens of state and local natural resources and emergency management agencies met Monday to discuss procedures if the high-risk dam at Buckeye Lake breaks. The post County EMA: Expect To Change Readiness Plan Due To High-Risk Dam appeared first on...
Hospital Move Could Spur More Franklinton Development
The head of a local development group says a decision by Mt. Carmel hospital officials to move their in-patient care facility out of Franklinton won't hurt the neighborhood's revitilization efforts. The post Hospital Move Could Spur More Franklinton...
Ohio Flu Cases Drop Below 100
Ohio health officials say the number of flu-related hospitalizations fell below 100 last week as an unusually severe season comes to an end. The post Ohio Flu Cases Drop Below 100 appeared first on WOSU News.
Decades Of Development To Blame For Dam Compromise
Ohio officials are determining how they’ll fix what federal officials call a structurally unsound dam at Buckeye Lake. Development on the earthen dam is partly to blame, and it seems there was little oversight on construction for decades. The post...
Life Expectancy Varies In Franklin County
A new study on life expectancy points to race, poverty and lack of health care as factors that contribute to the premature death of some county residents. The post Life Expectancy Varies In Franklin County appeared first on WOSU News.
Ohio’s U.S. Senators Spar Over Letter To Iran
Ohio’s Rob Portman is one of 47 GOP senators who signed an unprecedented letter to Iran this week. And Ohio’s Democratic senator says he’s flabbergasted. The post Ohio’s U.S. Senators Spar Over Letter To Iran appeared first on WOSU News.
Catholic Sisters Show Their Lives And Work To Draw Younger...
A local order of Catholic nuns opened their doors recently to show their work in the community and reach out to other women interested in joining the order. The post Catholic Sisters Show Their Lives And Work To Draw Younger Women appeared first on...
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