WOSU News Archives For: January 6, 2012

Only Non-Smokers Need Apply To West Side Casino

An artist's rendering of the Hollywood Casino now under construction on Columbus' West side.
6, 2012

The West Side casino that’s expected to bring a couple thousand jobs to Columbus has automatically narrowed its job applicant pool by about one-fifth.

Report: Move Mentally Ill Youth Out Of Ohio Lockups

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State advised to move mentally Ill Youth to treatment centers.
January 6, 2012

A new report says the state should transfer mentally ill juvenile inmates to psychiatric facilities as soon as possible and find money for treatment.

Police Say Man Killed Was Trying To Run Down Officers

The police shooting happened early Friday near the intersection of E. 14th Ave. and N. Cassidy Ave.
6, 2012

Columbus Police say the man drove at officers as they tried to apprehend him.

Democrats Push Health Care Exchanges

Minority Democrats have been criticizing GOP leaders for not moving ahead with setting up the federally-required health care exchanges.
6, 2012

Democratic state lawmakers are pushing a proposal that requires Ohio to set up the insurance exchange laid out in President Barack Obama’s health care law.

Licking County Employee Killed In Tree Cutting Accident

6, 2012

Authorities say 45-year-old Troy Murphy was crushed by a large section of a tree he was removing from a roadway.

Do You Think Planned Defense Cuts Will Hurt US Security?

6, 2012

The Obama Administration plans to cut military spending by $450 million over ten years. That still leaves the Pentagon with a $708 billion budget. Will the cuts hurt US National Security?