WOSU News Archives For: June 18, 2012

Former State Lawmaker Sentenced To Prison For Bribery

Carlton Weddington was sentenced to three years in prison for bribery and other charges.
June 18, 2012

Former Columbus legislator Carlton Weddington is scheduled to report to prison in August.

Police Arrest Man In Columbus State Stabbing

Columbus State Community College's Davidson Hall in downtown Columbus.
June 18, 2012

45-year-old Isaac Rotich was arrested Monday evening after officials called him a person of interest in the morning stabbing of a part-time statistics professor.

Ohio Appeals Ruling On Condemned Inmate

Abdul Awkul admits to fatally shooting his wife and brother-in-law inside a Cleveland courthouse 20 years ago, but he argues his life should be spared because of severe mental illness.
June 18, 2012

The state is appealing a judge’s decision that a Cleveland man is too mentally ill to be executed for killing his estranged wife and brother-in-law in a courtroom basement.

Road Trip: The Crockery Capital Of The U.S.

The small city in eastern Ohio is considered the pottery capital of the U.S.
18, 2012

Every week this travel season, we’ll take you on a road trip to an interesting, sometimes-overlooked past of Ohio. Today we head to East Liverpool, the Pottery Capital of the United States.

Civil War Veterans Get Gravestones in Green Lawn Cemetery

A new gravestone for Civil War soldier Henry Collins. Collins' grave had been unmarked until the efforts by AmeriCorps.
18, 2012

For more than a century the body of Civil War veteran Henry Collins lay unknown, unmarked and forgotten in Columbus’ Green Lawn Cemetery. But not any longer.