WOSU News Archives For: April 30, 2007

Judge Puts ‘Private Club Smoking’ On Hold

12:00AM
April
30, 2007

A Franklin County judge has delayed a rule that exempted some private clubs from the state’s smoking ban. Judge David Cain issued a temporary restraining order Monday at the request of the Ohio Licensed Beverage Association, a bar owners’ trade group.

Campus security task force meets for first time

12:00AM
April
30, 2007

An Ohio campus security task force, that was formed in the wake of the Virginia Tech shootings, held its first meeting today. Dozens of task force members from across the state participated by plugging into a video conference.

Mother Challenges Coroner’s Suicide Ruling, Says Race Played Role in Son’s ‘Choking Game’ Death

12:00AM
April
30, 2007

A mother whose teenaged son died at a church camp in Logan County last year has filed a wrongful death lawsuit in Franklin County Common Pleas Court. Tonya Amoako-Okyere is seeking damages in excess of $25,000. The Logan County coroner says James McCoy III committed suicide by hanging. But McCoy’s mother says he was killed when four other youths played a prank called The Choking Game.