WOSU News Archives For June 2006

Dedication set for Ohio Fallen Heroes Memorial

12:00AM
June
30, 2006

A dedication ceremony is scheduled Saturday afternoon in Sunbury for the Ohio Fallen Heroes Memorial.

Columbus schools more than $7 million short for debt repayment

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12:00AM
June 30, 2006

The Columbus Public School District says they are facing a more than $7 million defecit in an account used to pay district loans. The district treasurer say it is due in large part to a miscalculation at the Franklin County Auditor’s office. But the auditor says it’s the district’s fault.

Ohio Congressman Leads Republicans To Baseball Victory

12:00AM
June
30, 2006

Thursday night was the final time Republican Central Ohio Representative, Mike Oxley, took the field as the manager of house republicans in the annual congressional baseball game.

OSU scientist studies the effects of global warming

12:00AM
June
29, 2006

Global warming has been a hot topic this summer. But it’s not just because of movies by ex-vice-presidents.

Death Penalty Case Causes Dilemma for Foes of Capital Punishment

Rocky Barton
12:00AM
June 29, 2006

If convicted murderer Rocky Barton is executed on schedule July 12th .he will set a modern-day Ohio record for being put to death just a few years after the crime. Barton is on track to be executed quickly because he has refused to file court appeals at both the state and federal levels. That is leaving Barton’s court-appointed lawyer and death penalty OPPONENTS in a quandary.

Honda Chooses Indiana Over Ohio

12:00AM
June
28, 2006

Honda of America says it will build a new $550,000,000 auto assembly plant in southeast Indiana. Company executives traveled to Greensburg, Indiana today to make the announcement. Indiana was chosen over other sites being considered, including two sites in Ohio.

Strike At Franklin County Agency Enters Third Week

12:00AM
June
28, 2006

Employees remain out on strike today at the Franklin County Child Enforcement Agency. Members of Teamsters Local 284 say they need larger annual raises and lower health care premiums, while county officials say their proposal of 2 percent annual pay increases and additional health care premiums is reasonable. But there also appears to be a difference in opinion on how the strike is affecting productivity at the county agency.

Ohioan Helps Harvest Wheat on the Great Plains

Combine operator Matt Yarnell looks past a cloud of wheat chaff
12:00AM
June 27, 2006

A Marion, Ohio resident finds solitary work on the Great Plains — harvesting wheat.

New Voter Petition Rules Cause Legislative Stir.

12:00AM
June
27, 2006

A legislative committee approved new rules governing how individuals and groups register new voters. The new guidelines were written by Secretary of State Kenneth Blackwell and grew out of a bill Governor Taft signed in January overhauling Ohio election law.

Ohio Highway Patrol announces crackdown on dangerous driving

12:00AM
June
26, 2006

Ohio State Highway Patrol will team up with local law enforcement this summer to crack down on speeders and drivers under the influence. Officials hope the program will reduce traffic-related fatalities. In Central Ohio the increased highway patrol will be concentrated on the Interstate-270 Outerbelt.