WOSU News Archives For: April 10, 2012

Animal Owners Group Takes Aim At Ohio Exotics Bill

An animal owners group now wants to overhaul proposed legislation limiting the ownership of exotic animals in Ohio.
April 10, 2012

An animal owners’ group in Ohio says it’s now focused on stopping proposed regulations on exotic animals from becoming state law.

Faith Leaders Want Mercy For Ohio Death Row Inmate

Religious leaders work to stop the April 18th execution in Ohio of 49 year old Mark Wiles.
10, 2012

More than 200 religious leaders are asking Ohio Governor John Kasich to spare a man scheduled for execution next week for fatally stabbing a 15-year-old boy during a farmhouse burglary.

Latest Budget Critics: Court Reporters

Court reporters now charge about $2 for each page of court transcripts. Prosecutors and public defenders think that should be lowered to match the cost of most public records.
10, 2012

Court reporters say a budget provision to cut the cost of court transcripts would take away their main source of income.

Gay Marriage Ballot Effort Divides Activists

The referendum effort is being pushed by members of Freedom to Marry's Ohio chapter, but leaders of Equality Ohio say activists should first push for an anti-discrimination law before trying to legalize gay marriage.
10, 2012

Ohio’s largest gay rights organization has backed away from an effort to overturn the state’s ban on gay marriage, saying it might be too soon to put the question before voters.

Delaware County Sheriff Resigns After Funds Investigation

Walter Davis
Davis talks to reporters about his resignation as Delaware County Sheriff.
10, 2012

Walter Davis has resigned from his position as Delaware County Sheriff after agreeing to reimburse the county for misuse of funds during out-of-state trips where he reportedly met up with a female deputy.

Sierra Club Sues ODNR For Drilling Documents

One of the many natural gas pumps that have sprung up around Ohio in recent years.
10, 2012

The environmental group says it hasn’t received public records on a plan to drill for oil and gas in state parks more than six months after first filing the request with the Department of Natural Resources.

How Will You Remember 60 Minutes’ Mike Wallace?

10, 2012

Long-time 60 Minutes newsman Mike Wallace died this weekend at the age of 93. He was probably the most famous television interviewer in history, but he was criticized for his aggressive questions and tactics. How will you remember him and his work?