WOSU News Archives For: February 29, 2012

Third Student Dies; Suspected Chardon Shooter Appears In Court

Community members tied red ribbons around the small northeast Ohio city to honor the victims of the Monday shooting.
29, 2012

Prosecutors say 17-year-old T.J. Lane chose his targets randomly and the attacks were not a result of bullying.

Parents Of Shooting Victim Mourn His Loss

Chardon High School sits in a mostly-resident neighborhood of the city about 30 miles east of Cleveland.
February 29, 2012

The parents of a boy killed in an Ohio school shooting say he was looking forward to picking up his paycheck from his first job.

Springfield Rejects Changes To Non-Discrimination Codes

The Human Rights Commission's meetings in Springfield City Hall have been standing-room only for the past several months.
29, 2012

The Mayor’s Human Rights commission has rejected a proposal to add sexual orientation and gender identity to the city’s non-discrimination codes for fair housing and job protection.

AEP Sells Leasing Rights To Land Underneath “The Wilds”

"The Wilds" in eastern Ohio is North America's largest conservation facility.
29, 2012

American Electric Power reportedly leased mineral rights below the preserve to a Texas-based oil company last year.

Critics Welcome “Fracking” Jobs, Still Call For Regulation

The shaded areas show the extent of shale formations that geologists say are trapping massive deposits of oil and natural gas.
February 29, 2012

The report from the Ohio Shale Coalition predicts 65,000 jobs from oil and natural gas drilling. Critics cede that fracking will bring jobs, but they say that’s even more reason for tighter regulations.

What, If Anything, Can Be Done To Prevent School Shootings?

29, 2012

The tragedy in Chardon, Ohio again has focused the nation on school security. What, if anything, can be done to prevent school shootings?