WOSU News Archives For: April 17, 2012

Komen Execs: Planned Parenthood Flap Hurting Registration

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Susan G. Komen Columbus Race for the Cure participants. After several days of backlash from both Planned Parenthood and Komen supporters, the Komen foundation rescinded its plan to defund Planned Parenthood.
11:54AM
April
17, 2012

Registration for the race is down in cities around the country, including a four percent drop in Columbus.

OSU Frat Closing After Hazing Allegations

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Leaders of the fraternity say they're closing the OSU chapter because of a lack of cooperation during a hazing investigation.
9:39AM
April 17, 2012

A letter from the general secretary of Beta Theta Pi says its trustees decided to close the OSU chapter partly because of “a lack of transparency” during the investigation of the hazing allegation.

Losing Medicaid Bidders File Protest

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Companies that lost out on the billions of dollars in work say the Department of Job and Family Services made errors in awarding the contracts, including miscalculating scoring on bid applications.
8:28AM
April 17, 2012

Companies that lost out on the billions of dollars in work say the Department of Job and Family Services made errors in awarding the contracts, including miscalculating scoring on bid applications.

Kasich, GOP Lawmakers Reach Compromise On Lake Erie Withdrawals

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A satellite image shows a massive algae bloom in Lake Erie's western basin. Scientists have linked algae to water withdrawals, pollution, and farm runoff.
8:00AM
April
17, 2012

The Governor vetoed an earlier version of the bill after it was sharply criticized by environmentalists, former Ohio governors, and current governors in other Great Lakes states.

McCain Endorses “Highly Qualified” Mandel

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U.S. Senator John McCain calls his endorsement of Josh Mandel "an endorsement of the next generation."
7:53AM
April
17, 2012

The long-time U.S. Senator and former Presidential candidate propped up the 34-year-old Ohio Treasurer’s credentials and called on Republicans “to elect a new generation.”

Ohio Dems. Propose Sending Up To $400 Million To Local Governments

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7:30AM
April
17, 2012

Democrats say the infusion of cash would help local government reverse layoffs and prevent future job losses. Republicans say the money just isn’t there.

Should The Wealthy Pay Higher Taxes?

7:18AM
April
17, 2012

The so-called “Buffett Rule” was blocked in the U.S. Senate yesterday. What do you think about raising income taxes for the wealthy?