WOSU News Archives For: August 10, 2010

Columbus Convert Turns 18, Released From State Custody

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12:00AM
August 10, 2010

A runaway Christian teenager estranged from her Muslim parents has been released from state custody by an Ohio judge on the girl’s 18th birthday.

Grandmother Remembers Kevin Maddox II, One Of Two Men Killed In Licking County Wind Storm August 4th

12:00AM
August
10, 2010

Kevin Scott Maddox II turned 25 a few months ago. Tuesday he’ll be laid to rest in Resurrection Cemetery. Maddox was one of two men killed at a Licking County Egg Farm August 4th when high winds blew down a barn with workers inside. His grandmother, Carol Maddox, says Kevin was hard working and happy with his new job at Creative Masonry in Columbus.

Local Recovering Drug Addict Hopes For New Life

12:00AM
August
10, 2010

Illicit prescription drug abuse is on the rise. Police say demand for the drugs is up; treatment centers are seeing more and more addicts. Some say Franklin County has become a hub for illegal prescription drug trade. In the second story of a three-part series, WOSU talks to a man who once faced death from prescription pills and now hopes for new life through recovery.