WOSU News Archives For October 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.
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.
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.
When Franklin County Probate Judge Alan Acker granted the request from two 17-year-olds to marry it touched off a firestorm of controversy.
After being on the lam for more than two-and-a-half years, Ohio fugitive Rebecca Parrett has been arrested.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.