WOSU News Archives For: January 25, 2012

Problem-Plagued Landlord Appears In Court

Sam Vazirani
Landlord Sam Vazirani (left) pleaded no contest to misdemeanor code violations. Vazirani did not comply with an order to vacate a property with no heat. Another property he owns caught fire from a space heater. Three people in that home died Christmas Eve.
3:45PM
January
25, 2012

The landlord whose Franklinton rental home caught fire Christmas Eve, killing three people, was in court Wednesday to face unrelated misdemeanor charges. WOSU reports the Worthington man received an unwelcome reception by area neighbors and grieving family.

Columbus Casino Links With Area Colleges To Train Workforce

Ameet Patel, GM, Hollywood Casino Columbus
Hollywood Casino Columbus General Manager Ameet Patel announces workforce training plan at Columbus Metropolitan Club
3:18PM
January
25, 2012

The range of job skills in Central Ohio includes banking and brewing to making cars and railroad carriages. But, one of the city’s newest employers says it needs workers with other skills and it has turned to several local colleges to give needed training.

29-Year-Old Bald Eagle Dies At Columbus Zoo

Female bald eagle
A female bald eagle, like this one, dies at the Columbus Zoo.
1:33PM
January
25, 2012

A female bald eagle that contributed to the recovery of the iconic species has died at the Columbus zoo.

Advocates Push To Relax Ohio’s Concealed Carry Law

pistol
The NRA and some lawmakers want to do away with the requirement that drivers legally carrying a gun immediately tell a police officer if they're pulled over.
7:59AM
January
25, 2012

The NRA and some lawmakers want to do away with the requirement that drivers legally carrying a gun immediately tell a police officer if they’re pulled over.

What Do You Think Of Ohio’s Concealed Carry Law?

7:45AM
January
25, 2012

Should drivers who are legally carrying a gun have to immediately tell a police officer?

Franklinton Residents Want Landlord Of House Fire Prosecuted

Franklinton
Franklinton resident, Jed Dearing, wants problem landlord Sam Vazirani to face felony charges related to conditions in a house that caught fire Christmas Eve. Three people, including a toddler, died in the fire.
5:00AM
January
25, 2012

The landlord whose rental home caught fire Christmas Eve, killing three people, faces unrelated misdemeanor charges in Franklin County Court this morning. Some Franklinton residents plan to hold a rally to remind people of the fatal fire and to push for a felony indictment.