WOSU News Archives For: May 17, 2012

Judge Relents On Sept. 11 Trial In Ohio Bomb Plot

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A judge has agreed to push back by a week the trial of five men connected to a plot to blow up a Cleveland-area bridge.
1:36PM
May 17, 2012

The trial for five men charged with plotting to bomb an Ohio bridge was pushed back a week from Sept. 11 after the defense complained the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks would highlight terrorism concerns and taint the jury. Judge David Dowd in Akron agreed Thursday to move the trial to Sept. 17. He also [...]

Former Charter School Treasurer Charged With Embezzlement

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The U.S. Attorney's Office accused Carl Shye, Jr. of overpaying himself with hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal funds intended for use at several charter schools.
11:22AM
May
17, 2012

The U.S. Attorney’s Office has charged New Albany resident Carl Shye, Jr. with embezzling more than $470,000 between 2005 and 2011.

Welfare Drug Testing Plan Removed From Ohio Bill

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Lawmakers have nixed a plan to test welfare recipients for illegal drugs.
7:50AM
May
17, 2012

A Senate committee has pulled a pilot program that would tie welfare benefits to clean drug tests from a swiftly moving budget bill.

Ohio To Cash In On Sketchers Settlement

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The settlement resolves claims that Sketchers exaggerated the benefits of its Shape-ups and other "rocker bottom" shoes.
7:46AM
May 17, 2012

The $50 million settlement resolves resolve claims that the shoe company overstated weight-loss benefits in advertisements for its “tone-up” shoes.

Delaware County Gets New Sheriff

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Delaware Police Chief Russell Martin began working in law enforcement in 1981 and in 2011 served as president of the Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police.
7:19AM
May 17, 2012

Delaware City Police Chief Russell Martin will fill out the term of Walter Davis, who resigned after accusations that he misused county money during a training trip to the FBI Academy last summer.