Ohio is celebrating its 212th birthday with special events at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus.
WOSU News Archives For: August 1, 2006
An escaped jail inmate charged with killing a police officer remains at large. Police say 35-year-old John Parsons has been running from police since he escaped the Ross County jail Saturday. Authorities admit the escape was the result of a security lapse, but they are not talking about security changes at the jail.
With temperatures rising into the mid-90s and heat indices broaching 105 degrees, the National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat advisory for much of Ohio until eight o’clock tonight. In Columbus many people take to public pools to stay cool.
Low-income parents and children face a challenge during June, July and August. The meals that the United States Department of Agriculture provides to public school are harder to come by in the summer. Organizations like “Children’s Hunger Alliance” have worked so that this year more of Ohio’s children are getting the same nutrition they need.
It appears that a massive petition drive may put a proposal onto the November ballot, legalizing electronic slot machines at 9 sites across Ohio. But opponents of the move are crying foul. They’re charging that many of the petition signatures should be tossed out because they were gathered fraudulently. Statehouse correspondent