WOSU News Archives For: June 14, 2012

Appeal Denied In fight Over New Ohio Jobs Agency

An Ohio appeals court says the quasi-public agency, JobsOhio, are legal.
14, 2012

A state appeals court has rejected a lawsuit aimed at halting the activities of Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s new private job-creation entity called JobsOhio.

Columbus Ministers Vow To Stem Deadly Violence

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Members of the Columbus Baptist Ministers Alliance say they'll work to stem deadly violence in the city through forums and spiritual guidance
14, 2012

A group of Columbus Baptist ministers today says it will become more visible and more vocal in its efforts to stem violence. So far this year, Columbus police report 42 homicides and 74 percent of homicide victims are African-American.

Clock Is Ticking For “Heartbeat Bill”

Pro-choice activists with NARAL Ohio have clashed with members of Ohio Right to Life over the "Heartbeat Bill," which would install some of the nation's strictest limitations on abortion.
June 14, 2012

The Ohio bill that would ban a woman from having an abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected passed the Ohio House almost a year ago, but it hasn’t come up in the Senate. If it’s not passed by the end of the year, supporters have to restart the entire legislative process.

Judge Upholds Cleveland’s Ban On Trans Fat

The Cuyahoga county judge ruled the law was an illegal attempt to stop cities from exercising home rule.
14, 2012

The Cuyahoga County judge said a state law prohibiting local bans on the commercial sale of foods with trans fat violates the state constitution.

Presidential Campaigns Duel In Ohio

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Job seekers wait for person-to-person interviews at a job fair at Columbus State Community College.
14, 2012

President Barack Obama and Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney today are in Ohio offering dueling speeches about how to fix the economy. They will outline, in their most direct terms, the fierce debate that will decide the November election. The candidate’s jobs plans are especially important for Ohio’s long-term unemployed.