WOSU News Archives For June 2011

Blackwell Ends Senate Speculation

Ken Blackwell
J. Kenneth Blackwell -- the former GOP treasurer, secretary of state and 2006 gubernatorial candidates -- just announced on Twitter he won't run for the seat now held by Democrat Sherrod Brown.
12:00AM
June
24, 2011

J. Kenneth Blackwell — the former GOP treasurer, secretary of state and 2006 gubernatorial candidates — just announced on Twitter he won’t run for the seat now held by Democrat Sherrod Brown.

OSU Finance Committee Recommends Tuition Hike

stack of money
In an effort to offset a loss in federal funding, an Ohio State trustees committee approved a recommendation to increase tuition.
12:00AM
June
23, 2011

In an effort to offset a loss in federal funding, an Ohio State trustees committee approved a recommendation to increase tuition.

Ohio’s US Senators React To The President’s Troop Draw Down Plan

Briefing of troops
The Officer Commanding Corunna Company, 1st Battalion The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment briefs his troops on Op Tor Mahke Zi. Republican Senator Rob Portman says there are aspects of President Obama's plan to bring troops home that he likes.
12:00AM
June
23, 2011

Congressional Democrats are leading the criticism of President Barack Obama’s troop withdrawal plan from Afghanistan, arguing that his timeline for bringing 33,000 U.S. troops home by next summer is not fast enough. At the same time, Republicans are faulting Mr. Obama’s plan as too rash. But Ohio’s junior senator, a Republican, says there are aspects of the plan he likes.

Trustee: No New Athletic Violations; University-Wide Compliance

OSU
An OSU trustee Thursday said he does not believe there are additional football department violations. But the recent NCAA investigation into OSU's athletic department has prompted university trustees to review campus-wide compliance protocols.
12:00AM
June
23, 2011

An OSU trustee Thursday said he does not believe there are additional football department violations. But the recent NCAA investigation into OSU’s athletic department has prompted university trustees to review campus-wide compliance protocols.

Council Pres. Ginther Backs Cooper Stadium Redevelopment

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Cooper Stadium, the site of the proposed $40 million autotrack.
12:00AM
June
23, 2011

Columbus city council president Andrew Ginther is throwing his weight behind a proposal to redevelop Cooper Stadium into a racetrack.

Ohio Delegation Split On Afghanistan Withdrawals

Barack Obama
There's still no word on how the President's ramping down of troops in Afghanistan could affect National Guard units from Ohio.
12:00AM
June
23, 2011

There’s still no word on how the President’s ramping down of troops in Afghanistan could affect National Guard units from Ohio.

Columbus Game Fair Draws Thousands From Around The Country

12:00AM
June
23, 2011

For the next few days, thousands of people will go downtown to play games: board games, card games, role-playing games. It’s a convention called The Origins Game Fair which runs now through Sunday at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

Forty Indicted In “Largest” Central Ohio Crystal Meth Seizure

12:00AM
June
22, 2011

A Franklin County Grand Jury has indicted 40 people in what has been called the largest crystal meth seizure in Central Ohio.

More Wage-Benefit Contracts Settled Before SB 5 Takes Effect

The Ohio Statehouse
Public employers and unions this year are reaching contract settlements more easily. The agreements at the bargaining table come as a new collective bargaining law is scheduled to take effect on July 1.
12:00AM
June
22, 2011

Public employers and unions this year are reaching contract settlements more easily. The agreements at the bargaining table come as a new collective bargaining law is scheduled to take effect on July 1.

BMV Report: No Evidence Of Deals For OSU Players

Terrelle Pryor
Former starting quarterback Terrell Pryor prepares to throw the ball at an Ohio State football game. An NCAA scandal led Pryor to choose not to return to OSU for his senior year season.
12:00AM
June
21, 2011

The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles says it’s found no evidence that Ohio State football players got special deals on cars.