Steve Brown

News Morning Anchor and Managing Editor

Steve Brown grew up in nearby Richwood, Ohio and now lives there with his wife and two sons. He started his journalism career as a weekend board operator at WOSU while majoring in journalism at Ohio State, where he also wrote for the student newspaper The Lantern and co-founded the organization Students for Public Broadcasting.

He left Ohio in 2007 to become the morning anchor at KSTK in Wrangell, Alaska while also serving as a regional correspondent for the Alaska Public Radio Network. Steve has also anchored and reported for public radio stations in Orlando and Jacksonville, Florida. His award-winning features have been featured on several NPR programs, including Morning Edition and All Things Considered.

When he's not working, Steve is likely listening to public radio, playing guitar or watching his beloved Buckeyes.

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OSU professors Jeffrey McKee and Steve Rissing will speak before the Ohio Board of Education today as part of an effort to ban Intelligent Design from sciences curriculums in Ohio . Both men are members of Ohio Citizens for Science, a lobbying group that is pushing school officials to exclude what they see as an unscientific theory. McKee, a doctor of anthropology, is also upset that Brian Hicks, a member of the OSU Board of Trustees, at one time lobbied the Board of Education for the current curriculum.

Experienced and notice skaters alike step carefully onto the temporary skating rink at the corner of State and High St. The rink is part of Skate on State, an attraction organized by Capitol Crossroads as part of an ongoing effort to revitalize downtown. Executive director Cleve Ricksecker says to this point the event has been a success.

"W'eve had about 7,000 paid-admission skaters so far," Ricksecker said. "Our target was to have 17,000. We should reach that because the last two weeks here are the big period. It's when school has let out."

Speaking outside the Ohio Court of Claims following closing arguments, a tired-looking Jim O'Brien said regardless of the outcome, he is glad the suit is over

"It's been a long year and a half, and there's been a lot of time and effort that has gone into this," O'Brien said. "It's taken it's toll, but hopefully before long we'll all be able to move on."

Central Ohio Iraqis Vote in Detroit

Dec 14, 2005

Iraqi nationals in the Midwest will vote in Deerborn and Farmington Hills Michigan to cast absentee ballots in Iraq's critical parliamentary election. Over cell phone on her way to Detroit to vote, Ohio State Professor Ayser Hamoudi said she hopes the elections will bring a stable government to Iraq. "You have to have hope. I mean this is human nature, that you have hope in the future. This is a human nature and yeah, I'm hoping that it will lead to a governemnt that is more stable and that will be able to provide security.

O'Brien was fired in 2004 for giving more than $6,000 to Alexander Radojavoic, a Yugoslavian player who at one time signed a letter of intent to play basketball at Ohio State. O'Brien does not dispute giving Radojavic and his mother the money, but he contends he did so only after the player was declared a professional.

Unionized workers at Kroger are voting today on a proposed wage and benefit agreement. The outcome could determine whether Central Ohio stores remain fully staffed for the coming holiday week.

At the Ohio Building on East 17th Ave,Kroger workers trickled in during mid-morning hours to cast ballots on the proposed 3-year contract. The contract vote will determine whether 10-thousand Central Ohio Kroger workers will remain on the job or go out on strike.

The state is now helping local health officials get ready for another flu season. The Ohio Department of Health says it has begun shipping tens thousands of doses of flu vaccine to local health departments, so they can provide shots to those most at risk of getting sick.

That includes the elderly, very young children, people with chronic illnesses such as asthma and expectant mothers.

Others are being instructed to check with their doctor to see if they should get a vaccine.

A clinic that provides birth control and abortions has sued to block the state Health Department's attempt to review medical records for 224 patients.

The center says the Ohio Department of Health sought access to the records of every patient who visited the center in May and June as part of an investigation of an undisclosed complaint.

The Central Ohio Women's Center argues in the federal lawsuit that releasing the records could violate federal medical privacy laws.

The center is affiliated with Planned Parenthood of Central Ohio.