WOSU News Archives For October 2010

The Record Of Women On Death Row In Ohio

12:00AM
October
30, 2010

Ohio is set to execute a 9th convicted man in November. That would be the most in the state since executions resumed in 1999. In all, 40 men have been given lethal injections during the past 11 years. But, Ohio has not executed a woman since 1954.

Congressional Candidates Spar At Debate

12:00AM
October
30, 2010

Television campaign ads can get nasty. But when two candidates go head on at a debate the contempt for one another – or their politics – is much more palpable. At a special Columbus on the Record debate Friday night for the 12-th district U-S Congressional seat, candidates engaged in a fiery exchange of words.

Federal Law Behind Parrett’s Ability to Flee

Rebecca Parrett
12:00AM
October 29, 2010

Former National Century executive and convicted felon Rebecca Parrett is back on U.S. soil after more than two years on the lam. Parrett fled soon after her conviction. She had the opportunity to flee because the judge allowed her to go home to Arizona before she was sentenced to prison. WOSU reports on why this was allowed to happen.

Judge Defends Decision Allowing 17-Year-Olds To Wed

12:00AM
October
27, 2010

When Franklin County Probate Judge Alan Acker granted the request from two 17-year-olds to marry it touched off a firestorm of controversy.

Fugitive Rebecca Parrett Arrested in Mexico

Rebecca Parrett arrested in Mexico on Tuesday will be returned to Ohio in the coming days.
12:00AM
October 27, 2010

After being on the lam for more than two-and-a-half years, Ohio fugitive Rebecca Parrett has been arrested.

OEC Rules “No Probable Cause” on 15th District Ad

12:00AM
October
26, 2010

The Ohio Elections Commission will not move forward in a complaint filed against a contentious ad put out by the GOP 15th District U.S. Congressional candidate.

He Said, She Said: 15th District U.S. Congressional Race Heats Up

12:00AM
October
25, 2010

She says it’s false. He’s says it’s factual. The race for the 15th U.S. Congressional District heats up as candidates face off about a new campaign ad.

Political Ad Fact-Checkers Keep Busy Before Election Day.

12:00AM
October
25, 2010

It’s the final week before the election, and the way ads and campaign rhetoric are coming at voters could be described as fast and furious. But one of the state’s leading fact-checkers says some of them are also wrong.

Analyst: Timing Of Campaign Money More Important

12:00AM
October
22, 2010

With ten days left until Election Day, many candidates will be pulling out all the stops to gain voter support. WOSU viewed the campaign finance reports of three Central Ohio U.S. Congressional races and got some analysis on what the money means for the races’ outcomes.

Farmers and Land Owners Enticed to Clean-Up Land

12:00AM
October
21, 2010

Farm runoff was one major catalyst for the toxic green-blue algae that closed Ohio waterways and shut down tourism at parks this summer. A federal farm official visited Columbus to discuss ways her agency will work with farmers and other private land owners to create sustainable agriculture.