WOSU News Archives For: January 5, 2012

Report Shows Blue Jackets’ Ticket Revenue Down

Columbus Blue Jackets
Columbus Blue Jackets
4:43PM
January
5, 2012

As officials finalize the agreement to buy Nationwide Arena and offer the Blue Jackets free rent, a newly-released report illustrates the team’s financial situation.

Evidence Shows Exotic Animal Owner Killed Himself

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Deputies say Terry Thompson committed suicide after releasing many of his exotic animals.
11:40AM
January
5, 2012

An Ohio sheriff is reporting more evidence that a man killed himself after setting loose dozens of wild, exotic animals he owned.

Two Ohio Casinos’ Opening Delayed

Casino slots
Slot machines in a casino
10:43AM
January
5, 2012

Ohio regulators plan to meet with the operators of two Ohio casinos to talk about a new timetable, now that a consultant has recommended that their openings be delayed.

A Rare Bird Found Dead In Canton

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Pergrine Falcon by S@ilor
10:21AM
January
5, 2012

A peregrine falcon, a species classified as threatened in Ohio, has been found dead in downtown Canton.

What Should The City Do With Abandoned Properties?

6:00AM
January
5, 2012

Tonight Columbus City Council holds a hearing on the 900 vacant houses in the city. The abandoned homes are eyesores and safety hazards. What should the city do with these properties?

Columbus Company Outfits Medical Vans For Veterans

Farber Vet Van
Inside of custom vehicle built by Farber Specialty Vehicles for use by Department of Veterans Affairs.
5:57AM
January
5, 2012

After years of war in Iraq and Afghanistan, American troops are heading home and many of them need psychological counseling. The US military is expanding counseling services. To that end, A Columbus company has outfitted 20 more mobile vet centers to help reach veterans where they live.