WOSU News Archives For October 2011

Board Rejects Mercy For Ohio Man Who Killed 3 Sons

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Ohio Parole Board denies clemency for death row inmate Reginald Brooks.
2:36PM
October 31, 2011

The Ohio Parole Board has rejected a request for mercy from a condemned man who shot his three sons to death as they slept in 1982.

Testing On Exotic Animals Won’t Begin For Weeks

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One of the panthers from Zanesville ranch in quarantine at the Columbus Zoo.
2:13PM
October 31, 2011

Dr. Tony Forshey said Monday the animals must be anesthetized to have blood drawn. He’s worried they’re too weak to survive the procedure.

Thailand Flooding Brings Down Honda Profits

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Flooding has forced Honda to scrap the rest of this year's production at factories in Thailand.
8:26AM
October
31, 2011

The company, one of central Ohio’s private employers, saw North American sales shrink by 22 percent in the most-recent quarter.

“Med Home” Health Care Model Promises Coordinated Care

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Filling out medical paperwork and keeping track of appointments can be confusing. "Med Home" care tries to ease the burden with a "care coordinator."
7:30AM
October
31, 2011

A lack of coordination is a continuing criticism of the health care industry. A new model emerging in Ohio and around the country uses a “care coordinator.”

Are You Worried About The Growing Population?

7:17AM
October
31, 2011

The United Nations Population Division is using October 31 as the “symbolic date” for the world’s population hitting seven billion. Are you worried about the growing population?

Grandview Art Studio Features Works by Artists With Disabilities

5:00AM
October
31, 2011

Their styles range across a variety of genres, but the artist at the Open Door Art Studio have something important in common: they all have developmental disabilities.

Should The Zanesville Exotic Animals Be Returned?

8:26AM
October
28, 2011

The widow of Terry Thompson wants her animals back, but the Department of Agriculture has issued a quarantine order. What do you think?

Supreme Court: No Extra Time For Referendum Effort

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Democrats say the map unfairly favors Republicans, while GOP leaders say it follows the letter of the law.
8:24AM
October
28, 2011

Democrats argued they wasted time in court when they should have been gathering signatures for a referendum on Ohio’s new Congressional map.

Columbus City Council Candiates Bicker Over Crime, Arena

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Hearcel Craig makes a point as fellow Columbus City Council members Zach Klein and Michelle Mills listen.
4:27PM
October
27, 2011

The public purchase of Nationwide Arena, saving jobs, fighting crime and managing city money were issues that split the eight candidates for Columbus City Council at Thursday’s debate at the the Columbus Metropolitan Club.

Surviving Zanesville Exotic Animals Ordered Quarantined

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A black leopard rescued from Zanesville property rests at the Columbus Zoo
9:59AM
October
27, 2011

The few animals to survive the Zanesville exotic animal farm fiasco last week won’t be heading back to the farm; at least not yet. On Thursday state regulators issued a last-minute order after Marian Thompson, widow of the suicidal owner, announced that she would reclaim the surviving animals from the Columbus Zoo.