WOSU News Archives For: April 13, 2012

Death Row Inmate Declines Further Appeal

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A lawyer for death row inmate Mark Wiles says his client will decline to further appeal next week's scheduled execution.
3:34PM
April
13, 2012

A condemned Ohio inmate scheduled to die next week for killing a teenager during a 1985 farmhouse robbery has decided not to appeal a judge’s order allowing the execution.

Study: Too Few Child Care Spots In Franklin County

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A Community Research Partners study finds need for more child care facilities in Franklin County
2:35PM
April
13, 2012

A new study finds too few child care options in Franklin County. More children need day care but there’s a lack of space at day-care centers.

Ohio Republicans Oust Dewine, Elect Bennett

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Bob Bennett, the longest serving GOP Chairman, was elected to once again lead the party.
12:39PM
April
13, 2012

The longest-serving chairman in the history of the Ohio Republican Party was unanimously elected today to return to the helm amid an intraparty feud.

Easton Town Center Stores; Garage Evacuated Due To Gas Leak

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Some stores and a parking garage were evacuated due to a gas main break.
11:34AM
April
13, 2012

A parking garage, Eddie Bauer and American Eagle stores among those evacuated.

Three Dead In Northeast Ohio Restaurant Shooting

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Police say the shooter killed a woman and a girl before he was killed by police.
8:22AM
April
13, 2012

Police say the shooter killed a woman and a girl inside a Cracker Barrel restaurant in the Cleveland suburb of Brooklyn before he was killed by police.

ODNR Releases Proposed Drilling Rules For State Parks

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8:03AM
April
13, 2012

The list of proposals includes banning drilling rigs from coming within 300 feet of campgrounds, high-quality lakes, and historical and archaeological sites.

Police Capture Escaped Patient

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Heath City Schools canceled classed on Thursday after 53-year-old John Stroud was seen walking near two elementary schools.
7:50AM
April
13, 2012

Students are being kept at home today after a man police describe as dangerous escaped from a nearby medical facility.

Advocates Call For Parole Of “Old Law” Prisoners

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One of many signs crafted by protesters calling on the state to parole all of Ohio's "old law" prisoners unless they've gotten in trouble behind bars.
7:29AM
April
13, 2012

Ohio has about 3,200 prisoners who were sentenced before the state passed a mandatory minimum sentence law. Advocates say those “old law” prisoners should be paroled.

Do ‘Stay-At-Home’ Moms Work As Hard As ‘Working’ Moms?

6:00AM
April
13, 2012

Democratic Strategist Hillary Rosen has been criticized for saying Ann Romney, who was a ‘stay-at-home mom”, never worked a day in her life. Do you think ‘stay-at-home’ moms work as hard as those who work outside the home?