WOSU News Archives For: June 15, 2012

Local Activists “Pleased But Guarded” About Obama Directive

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Undocumented Ohio is an advocacy group that works to help local undocumented immigrants.
12:31PM
June
15, 2012

Immigration activists in the local Hispanic community say they’re pleased that the federal government will stop pursuing some deportations, but they still want an executive order issuing blanket protections for young, undocumented immigrants.

Ohio Judge: Condemned Killer Not Competent

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A Cuyahoga County judge rules man guilty of killing his wife and brother-in-law is not competent for death penalty
12:23PM
June
15, 2012

An Ohio judge has ruled a condemned killer not mentally competent to be executed for the death of his wife and brother-in-law.

Unemployment Down As Ohio Adds Nearly 20,000 Jobs In May

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Ohio's unemployment went down a tenth of a percent in May,and employers added nearly 20,000 new workers.
9:12AM
June
15, 2012

The latest unemployment report from the Department of Job and Family Services lists a May jobless rate of 7.3 percent.

Jury Recommends Life In Prison For Hocking County Killer

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William Inman, II.
8:26AM
June 15, 2012

William Inman II had faced a possible death sentence after being convicted of the murder of his estranged wife Summer Inman last year.

Gas Tax Debate Weighs Heavily On Future Of ODOT

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Former and current state lawmakers are offering different takes on raising the state's gas tax to help make up a funding deficit at the Ohio Department of Transportation.
8:01AM
June
15, 2012

Administrators with the Ohio Department of Transportation announced earlier this year that the agency was facing a $1.6 billion funding shortfall. But there’s far from a consensus over how to plug the budget pothole.

Kasich, Statehouse Leaders Reflect On Busy Session

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Gov. John Kasich, flanked by Senate President Tom Niehaus (left) and House Speaker Bill Batchelder, addressed reporters and supporters Thursday about the end of the legislative session.
7:40AM
June
15, 2012

Ohio Gov. John Kasich met with top lawmakers Thursday to reflect on the “most enthusiastic” session in years.