WOSU News Archives For: October 3, 2011

Columbus City Council Approves Nationwide Arena Purchase

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Nationwide Arena
10:08PM
October
3, 2011

Columbus taxpayers are one step closer to being the brand new owners of an arena. Columbus City Council voted in favor of a city-county purchase of Nationwide Arena.

Supreme Court Orders Mansfield Poster Stay Down

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The U.S. Supreme Court issued the ruling Monday morning.
11:34AM
October
3, 2011

A Richland County judge has been ordered to remove a second Ten Commandments poster.

State Relocating Death Row to Southern Ohio Prison

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11:29AM
October
3, 2011

Ohio is relocating death row to a southern Ohio prison close to the state’s death house to save money and open up beds for violent inmates.

Ex-Ohio St., NFL QB Freed, Put on House Arrest

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Art Schlichter
10:49AM
October 3, 2011

The lawyer for former Ohio State and NFL quarterback Art Schlichter says he expects his client to be placed on house arrest Monday while he awaits sentencing on fraud charges.

A Voter Photo ID – A Cure Infinitely Worse Than The Disease

9:23AM
October
3, 2011

Thursday opponents to Ohio’s new election reform law submitted signatures in an attempt to repeal it. The law would change the rules for absentee voting. Another bill pending at the statehouse would require Ohio voters show a photo ID. WOSU Commentator Andrew Grant Thomas says requiring a photo – ID is unnecessary.

Election Reform Law, Photo ID Requirement – Common Sense Changes

9:22AM
October
3, 2011

Opponents of Ohio’s new election reform law have submitted signatures to put their repeal attempt on the ballot. WOSU Commentator Larry Levine says the law is a good first step toward protecting elections.

State Revisits Algae Blooms

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A satellite image shows a massive algae bloom in Lake Erie's western basin in late September.
9:21AM
October
3, 2011

State officials worry tainted water could hurt Lake Erie’s $10 billion tourism industry.

Ohio Gas Nearly A Dollar Cheaper Than Spring

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Ohio gas prices have fallen more than 40 cents in three weeks and nearly a dollar since May.
8:22AM
October
3, 2011

Oil prices are sliding amid concerns of a possible double-dip recession.

Are You Worried About Guns in Bars?

7:00AM
October
3, 2011

Permitted Ohio gun owners can now carry concealed weapons into bars and restaurants that serve alcohol. Some bars welcome the hidden guns, others have posted signs to keep them out. Are you worried about guns in bars or restaurants?

OSU, Students Take Up Sweatshop Allegations

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Members of the OSU chapter of United Students Against Sweatshops recently protested a possible deal with apparel company Silver Star.
6:29AM
October
3, 2011

An OSU student organization is urging the school to scrap a possible apparel deal.