WOSU News Archives For December 2011

After Earthquakes Brine Disposal at NE Ohio Injection Well Halted

Marcellus Shale Drillinig Rig in Pennsylvania
Marcellus Shale Drilling Rig in Pennsylvania
7:24AM
December
31, 2011

The owner of a northeast Ohio fluid injection well has agreed to stop injecting brine used in drilling after a series of earthquakes were reported in the area. The Ohio Natural Resources department announced the agreement with Northstar Disposal Services.

New Congressional Map Draws New Candidates

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The new congressional map has prompted additional candidates to run.
7:17AM
December
31, 2011

The new congressional map has prompted additional candidates to jump into Central Ohio races for congress.

Congressman Steve Austria Drops Re-Election Bid

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Rep. Steve Austria will not seek re-election.
3:20PM
December
30, 2011

A Republican Ohio congressman headed for a tough primary as a result of newly drawn districts has told his rival he will not seek re-election.

Ohio “Personhood” Amendment Clears Hurdle

Mike DeWine
Attorney General Mike De Wine has certified the petition for a proposed "personhood" amendment.
11:12AM
December 30, 2011

Ohio’s attorney general has cleared an anti-abortion group to continue with its effort to amend the Ohio Constitution to declare that life begins when a human egg is fertilized.

Landlord Charged With Renting “Uninhabitable” Home

9:52AM
December
30, 2011

The owner of the Franklinton home where three people died on Christmas Eve has been hit with code violations for another property.

How Will You Ring In 2012?

6:00AM
December
30, 2011

Saturday is New Year’s Eve. How will you ring out 2011 and ring in 2012?

Mayor Michael Coleman Endorses Joyce Beatty For Congress

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Joyce Beatty
3:14PM
December
29, 2011

Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman has endorsed former state rep. Joyce Beatty for Congress.   Beatty is one of  four  Democrats trying to win a new Franklin County district.   Coleman called Beatty a “visionary leader at every stage of her career.” Beatty said in a statement that she is pleased and humbled by the endorsement. “Columbus has [...]

Ohio Anti-Abortion Group To Replace Exec. Director

Mike Gonindakis
Mike Gonidakis will no longer serve as Ohio Right to Life's executive director.
2:06PM
December 29, 2011

Ohio Right to Life is seeking a new executive director after a tumultuous year of feuding inside the anti-abortion community.

Marion Prison Officials Readying For Transfer of Power

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The North Central Correctional Institution in Marion.
12:24PM
December 29, 2011

Privatization of the North Central Correctional Institution is part of a state restructuring that state leaders say will save $13 million a year.

How Old Is Your Car?

6:01AM
December
29, 2011

Today WOSU’s Tom Borgerding reports Central Ohioans are holding on to cars longer than they used to. Blame the weak economy. But the clunkers are more apt to leave drivers stranded and leave them with large repair bills. How old is your “clunker’?