WOSU News Archives For: April 6, 2012

Arson Ruled In Delaware County Fire

A 10-year-old barn was among the barns destroyed in a series of fires Thursday morning in southern Delaware County.
6, 2012

The State Fire Marshall has ruled arson was involved in at least one in a series of fires yesterday in Delaware County.

Franklin Co. Grand Jury Indicts Gay St. Stabber, 10 Felony Counts

Gay Street Shooting
This still from a Columbus Police cruiser video shows Officer Deborah Ayers with her weapon pointed at John Mallet, 37. Mallet is charged with four felonious assaults in Wednesday's Downtown stabbings.
6, 2012

A Franklin County Grand Jury indicted John Mallett, 37, with 10 felony counts in the March 14 stabbings at a Downtown Columbus office building.

Bird Conservationists Push for “Lights Out Columbus” Campaign

Kirtland's Warbler
About 3,000 birds make up the Kirtland's Warbler population. ODNR's Jim McCormac said it’s likely the entire Kirtland population flies straight through Columbus on its way to and from the Bahamas. McCormac called it a "mini-tragedy" when one of these warbler's is killed from a building collision.
6, 2012

Some Columbus bird conservationists hope to reduce the number of birds that die from striking Downtown buildings on their way to breeding grounds in the northern United States and Canada. Experts say turning out the lights at night can help.

Arguments Begin Over Legality Of Expanded Slots

Casino slots
FIle photo
6, 2012

A Franklin County common pleas court judge on Thursday heard arguments over whether the governor and state legislators have the authority themselves to allow the expanded gambling at the tracks.

Schools, State Leaders Getting In On Ohio Gas Boom

One of the many natural gas pumps that have sprung up around Ohio in recent years.
6, 2012

So far, fracking in Ohio has been largely seen as an “out-in-the-country” thing: in farmer’s fields and on wooded hill tops. But drilling rigs are beginning to pop up in some unexpected places.

What Do You Think Of Columbus’ New Police Chief?

6, 2012

Kimberly Jacobs, a 33-year veteran of the force, is the first woman to ever be named chief of police in Columbus.