WOSU News Archives For: April 30, 2012

Hollywood Casino Begins Employee Interviews

Hollywood Casino
The Hollywood Casino on Columbus' West Side is expected to open by Thanksgiving. Interviews begin this week.
4:24PM
April
30, 2012

The Hollywood Casino, set to open this fall, began interviewing job candidates Monday. WOSU reports as many as 800 people are expected to visit the career center on West Broad Street this week.

Ohio Lawmakers Weigh Bills On Ex-Felons, Exotic Animals

Inside of Ohio Statehouse Ceiling
Inside view of Ohio Statehouse
9:51AM
April
30, 2012

Two identical plans to help ex-felons get jobs are slated for committee hearings this week in both the house and the senate. Felons are currently barred from getting professional licenses for jobs like teacher, plumber, and hearing aid fitter. But these bills would drop the ban on a case-by-case basis.

Ohio Agriculture Officials Allow Return of Exotic Animals

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A black leopard rescued from a Zanesville exotic animal farm rests at the Columbus Zoo.
8:00AM
April
30, 2012

Ohio officials say they will allow for the return of five surviving exotic animals to a woman whose husband released dozens of wild creatures last fall before he committed suicide.