WOSU News Archives For: June 20, 2011

Former OSU Student Pleads Guilty To Bomb Threat

McPherson Lab
Ohio State's McPherson Lab was one of the buildings targeted in the November bomb threat.
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June
20, 2011

It could be several months before a former OSU student is sentenced for a bomb threat that closed down part of the university last November. WOSU reports the man pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court Monday.

American Electric Power Welcomes High Court Ruling

Conesville Smokestacks
Smokestacks owned mostly by American Electric Power billow emissions from the Conesville Power Plant in Conesville, Ohio. The Supreme Court recently ruled that the authority to seek reductions in power plant emissions rests with the federal Environmental Protection Agency.
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June
20, 2011

American Electric Power of Columbus today says it welcomes a U-S Supreme Court ruling in an air pollution case. The high court blocked a federal lawsuit by states and conservation groups against AEP and four other utilities seeking limits on carbon dioxide emissions.

OSU Student To Plead Guilty To Bomb Threat

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The inside of the Thompson Library at the Ohio State University. The Thompson Library was one of the buildings with a bomb threat in November.
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June
20, 2011

An Ohio State University student is scheduled to plead guilty today to charges of emailing a fake bomb threat that closed several OSU buildings and disrupted much of the campus last year.

Fluorescent Bulbs Cause Confusion

CFL lights
Officials say the small amount of mercury in compact fluorescent light bulbs could lead to health problems if a bulb breaks and a person is exposed.
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June
20, 2011

Despite rumors to the contrary, a 2007 law does not ban the incandescent bulbs, only mandates they become more efficient. Still many are switching to small fluorescent bulbs. But there is confusion over what to do with fluorescents if they burn out or break.