WOSU News Archives For: May 31, 2012

Judge Rejects Ohio Amish Hate Crime Law Challenge

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A judge has rejected a challenge of the federal hate crimes law by Amish defendants charged in beard-cutting attacks on fellow Amish in Ohio.
2:47PM
May
31, 2012

A judge has rejected a challenge of the federal hate crimes law by Amish defendants charged in beard-cutting attacks on fellow Amish in Ohio.

Regulators Raising Amount AEP Can Charge Competitors

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The decision by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio could mean higher bills for customers who've already switched to other providers.
8:02AM
May 31, 2012

The decision by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio could mean higher bills for customers who’ve already switched to other providers.

Judge Throws Out Suit Against Casinos And “Racinos”

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New video lottery terminals at Scioto Downs. The "racino" is scheduled to open Friday afternoon.
8:01AM
May
31, 2012

The decision by Franklin County Judge Timothy Horton clears the way for a new video slot machine facility to open at Scioto Downs on Friday.

School Funding Debates Reignites At Statehouse

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Ohio’s school funding system was deemed unconstitutional in 1997 because it relies too heavily on property taxes.
7:29AM
May
31, 2012

Critics continue to call on state lawmakers to change the way Ohio funds local school districts, a method that was ruled unconstitutional 15 years ago.