WOSU News Archives For: October 20, 2011

Judge Lets Ex-Ohio St., NFL QB Art Schlichter Attend Counseling

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3:49PM
October 20, 2011

A federal judge is allowing former Ohio State and NFL quarterback Art Schlichter to attend weekly counseling while on house arrest awaiting sentencing for fraud.

Deceased Exotic Animal Owner Had Admitted Problems With Their Care

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Deputies say Terry Thompson committed suicide after releasing many of his exotic animals.
3:25PM
October
20, 2011

The Ohio man who collected wild and rare animals admitted he was having a tough time taking care of them just days before he unleashed dozens of tigers, bears and lions into the countryside and killed himself.

Ohio Senate Approves Two Primary Elections in 2012

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Supporters of splitting the primaries say it's necessary because of looming uncertainty over new Congressional districts.
3:19PM
October
20, 2011

The move extends the deadline for candidates to file to run for Congress, which supporters say is necessary given the uncertainty over Ohio’s new Congressional map.

O.U. Dorm Fire Ruled Arson

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Investigators say the Wednesday fire at the True House was intentionally set.
10:44AM
October 20, 2011

Investigators say the fire was intentionally set, but they haven’t said how it was set.

Whom Do You Blame For The Zanesville Animal Deaths?

8:15AM
October
20, 2011

Sheriffs killed nearly 50 exotic animals near Zanesville after they were let loose by their owner who apparently committed suicide. Deputies say they had no choice but to shoot the animals. Officials and animal-rights activists say Ohio needs tougher regulations on exotic animals. Whom do you blame for the Zanesville animal deaths?

Columbus Bar Challenges Smoking Ban Before Supreme Court

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Voters overwhelmingly approved the ban on smoking in work places in 2006.
6:29AM
October
20, 2011

Zeno’s Victorian Village is trying to convince the Ohio Supreme Court that the law is vague and unfairly targets business owners.