Monthly Archives: April 2009

UPDATE: Two Separate Cases of Possible Swine Flu in Columbus

April 30, 2009
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It has been confirmed that there are two different cases of possible swine flu in Columbus. Officials are still waiting on test results from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Ohio State case was a man who worked at the medical center and had recently traveled to Arizona. The other was a...

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BREAKING: Probable Case of Swine Flu at Ohio State

April 29, 2009
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This evening Ohio State’s newspaper The Lantern is reporting a case of swine flu at the university. An employee at the OSU Medical Center was diagnosed with probable swine flu yesterday, according to a statement from the OSU Medical Center. Officials are awaiting confirmation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The patient...

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Probable Case of Swine Flu in Columbus (Video & Info)

April 29, 2009
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Probable Case of Swine Flu in Columbus (Video & Info)

Health officials today reported a probable case of swine flu in Columbus. In addition, there are seven other possible cases around the Central Ohio area. Source: The Columbus Dispatch I can tell you that Columbus Public Health (CPH) officials having been planning for a flu pandemic for a long time. Last year all health...

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Coleman Asks for Tax Hike

April 28, 2009
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After cutting city services as far as is prudent, today Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman asked for a tax hike from 2.0 to 2.5 percent. The city has not asked for a tax increase in 27 years. “We’ve cut, we’ve cut and we’ve continued to cut,” Coleman said outside a Clintonville fire station, surrounded by...

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George Voinovich and the Internet

April 24, 2009
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Recently I wrote about supporting the Social Work Reinvestment Act. I sent emails to both of my senators. I blogged about the response’s I received in the post Has George Voinovich Already Retired. Basically, Sherrod Brown’s staff sent a thoughtful response that let me know they actually read my email because the response contained...

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Health Department to Close for a Week

April 22, 2009
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In an effort to avoid more layoffs, Columbus Public Health and AFSCME Local 2191 agreed that employees would follow Mayor Coleman’s directive and take five unpaid days of leave in 2009. It appears that management had one idea of how this could work and the union had another. A vote was to be held...

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David Hobson Doesn’t Make Sense

April 21, 2009
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Former Springfield Republican Rep. David Hobson still has a lot of cash in his campaign account. According to the FEC he has around $633,000. He plans to give it to Republican candidates which is not illegal nor unusual. Still, I thought today he said something that was rather odd. Hobson said he reserves the...

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Britain’s Got Talent – If You Haven’t Seen This, You Should

April 16, 2009
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My boss told me about this YouTube video a few days ago. He said it was from Britain’s Got Talent, an America Idol type show with Simon Cowell as one of the judges. He said it was from the first show in the competition. I figured it was some odd person belting out a...

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Conversation on Tea Bags

April 15, 2009
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There has been a respectful discussion on DaytonOS regarding Tea Bag parties. It started with me objecting to the inclusion of Democrats in the equation. It went on from there. So far it has been concluded with my vision of the role of the government after a commenter suggested the federal government played no...

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Free Health Care Event Coming to Cuyahoga Fairgrounds

April 13, 2009
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Rebecca Cline, First Vice President of the Ohio Chapter of NASW, has asked social workers to try and get the word out about an important event. Here is part of an email I received. You may already be are aware that May 2 & 3 will be a groundbreaking event for Remote Area Medical...

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