WOSU News Archives For April 2011

Senate Bill 5 Means Greater Efficiency, Effectiveness

Senate Bill 5 protest
A Senate Bill 5 protest in March. Ohio's future success depends on the public sector's ability to be innovative and flexible. Elected officials need Senate Bill 5 to recruit, retain and reward the best and the brightest.
12:00AM
April
25, 2011

Ohio’s future success depends on the public sector’s ability to be innovative and flexible. Elected officials need Senate Bill 5 to recruit, retain and reward the best and the brightest.

NCAA Alleges Tressel Lied to Hide NCAA Violations

Jim Tressel
The NCAA is accusing Ohio State coach Jim Tressel of lying to hide violations by players who traded memorabilia for cash and tattoos.
12:00AM
April
25, 2011

The NCAA is accusing Ohio State coach Jim Tressel of lying to hide violations by players who traded memorabilia for cash and tattoos.

Conference Focuses On Preventing Radicalization of Somali Youth

12:00AM
April
25, 2011

A recent conference in Columbus focused on preventing the radicalization of Somali youth. Officials say that has not been a problem in Columbus in the past and they want to make sure it does not happen in the future.

Prisons Director Answers Critics On Concerns About Privatization

jail
Delaware County Jail and Sheriff's Residence
12:00AM
April
23, 2011

The plan to privatize five prisons has some critics worrying – they’re wondering how it can jibe with the goals of prison sentencing reform.

“Leader” In Federal Drug Conspiracy Sentenced In Ohio

weed
Marijuana
12:00AM
April
22, 2011

A California man who federal authorities say was a leader in a drug scheme that flew thousands of pounds of marijuana to Ohio was sentenced in court Friday.

Union Protests Bob Evans’ Worker Benefits

Bob Evans
Members of a local service employees union called on Bob Evans today to improve its employees' benefits.
12:00AM
April
21, 2011

Members of a local service employees union called on Bob Evans today to improve its employees’ benefits.

OSU Honors Jesse Owens with Statue, Scholarship

The family of Jesse Owens stands next to his statue outside OSU's Owens Memorial Track and Field Stadium.
12:00AM
April
21, 2011

Ohio State University is celebrating the 75th anniversary of Jesse Owens historic 1936 Olympic performance in Berlin. OSU Thursday unveiled a statue of track legend outside the Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.

Casino Developer Schedules Ground Breaking

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The floor of a Las Vegas Casino. The proposed West Side Columbus Casino is having problems dealing with sewer and water deals with the City of Columbus.
12:00AM
April
21, 2011

Even with the West Side casino still hinging on a federal lawsuit, developers say they’ll break ground Monday.

AAA Ohio Reports Increase In “Out-Of-Gas” Calls

High Gas Prices
It happens every time, when gas prices approach $4 a gallon, people change their habits. One of those habits could be putting fewer gallons in the tank. AAA has seen an increase in out-of-gas calls.
12:00AM
April
21, 2011

It happens every time, when gas prices approach $4 a gallon, people change their habits. One of those habits could be putting fewer gallons in the tank. WOSU reports AAA has seen an increase in out-of-gas calls.

Power Outages, High Water Close Schools

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School Closings
12:00AM
April
20, 2011

Adminstrators at Canal Winchester Local Schools say a power outage and flooded roads have forced the district to close today.