WOSU News Archives For March 2012

Ohio Governor Signs Historical Documents Law

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A new Ohio law requires students in grades 4-12 be taught the original texts of the state and U.S. constitutions, the Declaration of Independence and other documents.
10:35AM
March
31, 2012

Ohio Gov. John Kasich has signed into law a bill that requires students in grades 4-12 be taught the original texts of the state and U.S. constitutions, the Declaration of Independence and other documents.

Details Emerge On Ohio’s Health Plan

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Ohio officials who drafted a proposal to streamline medical care for individuals enrolled in both Medicaid and Medicare say the plan could become a model for other states.
10:29AM
March
31, 2012

Ohio’s plan to streamline medical care for some of the state’s sickest, most expensive and difficult to treat patients includes changes designed to eliminate unnecessary tests, prevent medication errors and keep patients healthier and out of emergency rooms.

Ohio Lottery: 10 Mega Millions Tickets Worth $250K

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10:22AM
March 31, 2012

Lottery officials say 10 tickets sold in Ohio for the latest Mega Millions drawing are worth $250,000 each, though they fell short of winning the record-breaking $640 million jackpot.

American Electric Power Asks For Rate Hike

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American Electric Power's corporate headquarters in downtown Columbus.
2:34PM
March
30, 2012

American Electric Power today proposes higher electricity bills beginning this summer. Spokesman Jeff Rennie says the utility needs a five percent boost in rates mostly to cover its distribution costs.

Governor Kasich Signs Bill Honoring Vietnam Veterans

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Governor John Kasich signed a proposal making March 30, Vietnam Veterans' Day.
2:21PM
March
30, 2012

Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed into law Friday a proposal designating the day – along with each March 30 – as Vietnam Veterans’ Day.

Honda Recalling 550,000 SUVs

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Problems with headlight wiring are forcing Honda to recall about 550,000 CR-V and Pilot SUVs.
10:34AM
March
30, 2012

The company that employs about 13,000 people in Central Ohio says thousands of CR-Vs and Pilots have a defect in headlight wiring.

Ohio State, Final Four, Prepare For Some ‘Ridiculous’ Basketball

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This weekend's trip to the Final Four will be a first for all of the players on the OSU men's basketball team.
8:38AM
March
30, 2012

For the first time in five years Ohio State’s men’s basketball team will bask with the best. OSU competes this week-end in the N-C-A-A Final Four tournament in New Orleans. Coach Thad Matta and his counterparts at Kansas, Kentucky and Louisville have their teams fully prepared, except for a possible last second shot.

What Would You Do With $540 Million?

6:00AM
March
30, 2012

The Mega Millions Jackpot is expected to top $540 million tonight. If you won, what would you do with the money?

Judge To Rule On Ohio Lethal Injection Process

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U.S. District Judge Gregory Frost wrote a blistering report on Ohio's death penalty practice, writing that he has to micromanage executions and that the state "needs to do what it says it will do."
3:28PM
March
29, 2012

Federal judge Gregory Frost will determine whether Ohio has proper lethal injection procedures in place now that a trial over those procedures has ended.

Stabbing Suspect Appears In Court, Sent Back To Jail

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Detective investigating the scene of the alleged stabbing at 150 E. Gay St. on March 14.
12:07PM
March 29, 2012

A judge has ordered a $5 million bond for the suspect in the stabbing of four people in a downtown Columbus office building.