WOSU News Archives For April 2011

Art Schlichter Indicted By Franklin County Grand Jury

12:00AM
April
29, 2011

A former Ohio State University quarterback has been indicted by a Franklin County grand jury on 13 felony counts; mainly for theft. Art Schlichter, 51, faces a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison if he’s convicted on all charges

Casinos Threaten Delays Due To New Tax Provision.

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A move by Ohio legislators to clarify how the state's four new gambling casinos will be taxed is prompting the threat of a lawsuit and a warning about new jobs being delayed or lost.
12:00AM
April
29, 2011

A move by Ohio legislators to clarify how the state’s four new gambling casinos will be taxed is prompting the threat of a lawsuit and a warning about new jobs being delayed or lost.

Columbus Man Pleads Guilty In Abortion-Gunpoint Case

12:00AM
April
28, 2011

An Ohio man has pleaded guilty to charges that he tried to force his pregnant girlfriend at gunpoint to get an abortion.

Ohio Ballot Board Weighs The Power Of ‘No’

SB 5 protest
Ohio political operatives know it's usually easier to convince people to vote 'no' on ballot issues than to vote 'yes.'
12:00AM
April
28, 2011

Ohio political operatives know it’s usually easier to convince people to vote ‘no’ on ballot issues than to vote ‘yes.’ That’s one reason critics of Ohio’s new collective bargaining law have been confident they will get their way and have voters reject the law in a referendum this November.

COTA’s New Assessment Center Worries Disabled Riders

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On Wednesday the Central Ohio Transit Authority held a grand opening ceremony for its Mobility Services Facility on Fields Avenue in Columbus.
12:00AM
April
27, 2011

On Wednesday the Central Ohio Transit Authority held a grand opening ceremony for its Mobility Services Facility on Fields Avenue in Columbus. Mobility Services is the part of COTA that provides transportation for disabled riders under the “Mainstream” program. But the addition of a new assessment center has some disabled riders worried.

Ohio Comedian Helps Save Historical Buildings

Southern Theatre
A stand-up comedian comes to Columbus' Southern Theatre tonight in a bid to help save old buildings.
12:00AM
April
27, 2011

A stand-up comedian comes to Columbus’ Southern Theatre tonight in a bid to help save old buildings. Drew Hastings twice left Ohio for New York City and Los Angeles. But, his latest career move brought him back to small town Ohio.

Scioto River Expected To Flood In Circleville, Prospect

Flooding
Central Ohio is expected to get one to three inches of rain during the next few days. Some areas can expect some flooding as local rivers crest later this week.
12:00AM
April
26, 2011

Central Ohio is expected to get one to three inches of rain during the next few days. Some areas can expect some flooding as local rivers crest later this week.

Franklin County Sheriff Treated For Cancer

12:00AM
April
26, 2011

A longtime Franklin County law enforcement officer is undergoing cancer treatments. The Franklin county sheriff’s office has confirmed that Sheriff Jim Karnes is being treated for pancreatic cancer.

West Side Casino Under Construction Despite Water/Sewer Issues

12:00AM
April
26, 2011

Developers of a West Side casino broke ground Monday despite an on-going battle with the city of Columbus over water and sewer rights. WOSU reports developer Penn National Gaming plans to move forward with construction.

Senate Bill 5 Unfairly Attacks Middle Class

Senate Bill 5 Rally
A Senate Bill 5 rally in Westerville, Ohio, on March 15, 2011. With the recent passage of Senate Bill 5 we have witnessed the death of public collective bargaining in Ohio, and the stamping out of workers rights.
12:00AM
April
25, 2011

When did our teachers, police officers, firefighters and other public employees become the super-villains of our time?

With the recent passage of Senate Bill 5 we have witnessed the death of public collective bargaining in Ohio, and the stamping out of workers rights. And why was this decision made? Supposedly to save money.