WOSU News Archives For: June 18, 2012

Former State Lawmaker Sentenced To Prison For Bribery

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Carlton Weddington was sentenced to three years in prison for bribery and other charges.
4:59PM
June 18, 2012

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

Police Arrest Man In Columbus State Stabbing

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Columbus State Community College's Davidson Hall in downtown Columbus.
12:30PM
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

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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.
11:43AM
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.

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The small city in eastern Ohio is considered the pottery capital of the U.S.
8:01AM
June
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

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A new gravestone for Civil War soldier Henry Collins. Collins' grave had been unmarked until the efforts by AmeriCorps.
7:30AM
June
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.