WOSU News Archives For June 2011

Gas Leak Forces Westerville Evacuations

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Gas Leak
1:48PM
June
30, 2011

Several businesses in Westerville had to be evacuated this morning after road crews ruptured a gas line.

Ohio Sees Nation’s Largest Unemployment Drop

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An unemployment office.
1:45PM
June
30, 2011

Ohio reports the nation’s largest decline in new applications for unemployment benefits, while the number of claims nationwide is mostly unchanged.

Columbus Police, Fire Fighters Make Budget Cuts Due To SB5

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Opponents of Senate Bill 5 take the streets in protest.
11:54AM
June
30, 2011

The alliance leading efforts to repeal Senate Bill 5 have submitted more than a million signatures, virtually assuring the issue will appear on the November ballot. Columbus firefighters and police officers marched in the parade that escorted the petitions to the Statehouse.

Ohio House Readies For Vote On Compromise Budget

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The Ohio Statehouse
12:00AM
June
29, 2011

A sweeping new state budget faces a vote in the Ohio House today. The $55.7 billion, two-year spending plan privatizes some prisons and the Ohio Turnpike, repeals the estate tax, bans most abortions in public hospitals and overhauls Medicaid. The measure cleared the state Senate yesterday.

Larry Flynt Responds to Clintonville Critics

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The proposed location of Larry Flynt’s new store, “Hustler Hollywood,” in Clintonville, Ohio.
12:00AM
June
29, 2011

Adult industry mogul Larry Flynt is responding to criticism about an adult-themed store now under construction in Clintonville.

Tattoo Artist Linked To OSU NCAA Investigation Guilty

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The tattoo parlor owner whose purchase of OSU football memorabilia triggered an NCAA investigation pleaded guilty Tuesday morning to federal drug charges.
12:00AM
June
28, 2011

The tattoo parlor owner whose purchase of OSU football memorabilia triggered an NCAA investigation pleaded guilty Tuesday morning to federal drug charges.

Atheists Claim Church Interference With Billboard

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The billboard was reportedly removed after offending the Christ Cathedral Church on Columbus' east side.
12:00AM
June
28, 2011

A national atheist group is criticizing a Columbus church for reportedly forcing a billboard to be taken down.

Recovering Prostitutes’ Bodies, Souls Nourished By Unlikely Source

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M&M cookies, similar to the ones Mrs. Smathers made for the girls at CATCH court.
12:00AM
June
28, 2011

A retired couple from Nelsonville has taken unconditional love and volunteerism to new heights. Each week, they drive almost two hours to the Franklin County Courthouse to help former prostitutes turn around their lives. WOSU reports on the love the couple and the women have found over home-cooked meals.

Cooper Stadium Racetrack Clears Council

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Cooper Stadium, the site of the proposed $40 million autotrack.
12:00AM
June
28, 2011

The proposal to turn the old Cooper Stadium baseball stadium into a racetrack and automotive center has taken another step forward.

OSU Leaders Speak About Football Investigation

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Former Coach Jim Tressel paces the sidelines during an Ohio State football game. Recent controversy with the NCAA cost Tressel his job.
12:00AM
June
24, 2011

Ohio State University leadership today broke its silence on allegations of wrongdoing in the school’s football program. The NCAA is investigating whether former coach Jim Tressel and a handful of players violated rules and possibly put the university at risk of sanctions.