WOSU News Archives For: June 21, 2012

Ohio Bomb Plot Suspect Seeking To Exclude Threat

One of the accused would-be bombers wants evidence from a previous hearing excluded from trial.
June 21, 2012

One of five suspects charged with plotting to bomb a highway bridge in Ohio wants to exclude trial evidence that he threatened to bomb his seventh-grade principal.

Ohio ‘Personhood’ Push Faces Hurdle

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So far, 'Personhood' amendment issue backers fail to collect the signatures they need to put the measure on the November ballot.
21, 2012

An Ohio anti-abortion group is facing a significant shortfall in the number of signatures needed to ask voters this fall to approve a constitutional amendment declaring that life begins when a human egg is fertilized.

Ohio Man In Cross Burning Case Gets 30 Days

21-year old Brandon Rhodes gets a 30 day jail sentence, two years probation and 50 hours of community service in cross burning case.
21, 2012

An Ohio man who pleaded guilty in the case of a cross burned in the yard of a black family has been sentenced to 30 days in jail.

Portman, Brown Defend Votes On EPA Standards

Sherrod Brown (left) called the failed Senate resolution a victory for clean air, while Rob Portman defended his vote as a vote for Ohio industry.
June 21, 2012

Rep. U.S. Senator Rob Portman is defending his vote in support of a failed challenge to the new EPA standards. Dem. Sherrod Brown called the vote to uphold the standards a victory for clean air.

Governor Kasich, Wendy’s Officials Reopen Dublin Headquarters

Governor John Kasich addresses a gathering at Wendy's headquarters in Dublin
21, 2012

Thursday’s re-opening follows the company’s decision to return to Central Ohio after a brief stint in Atlanta when it was co-owned with Arby’s.

Ex-Treasurer Pleads Guilty To Embezzlement In Ohio

Carl Shye, Jr. of New Albany pleads guilty to embezzling $470,000 from charter schools in Columbus, Dayton, and Youngstown over a six-year period.
June 21, 2012

A former Ohio charter school treasurer has pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $470,000 in federal education funds from four schools over six years.

Supporters, Candidates Roll Out New Ads In Ohio

The two candidates for President are spending records amounts on ads in Ohio, and spending that money earlier than ever.
21, 2012

The re-election campaign for President Obama and supporters of GOP challenger Mitt Romney have unveiled new ads that continue the same criticism of the other candidate.

OSU Newspaper Deal Unique Nationwide, Raises Concern Of Expert

The Lantern led much of the coverage of last year's scandal in the OSU football program.
June 21, 2012

In a deal that experts call the first of its kind in the nation, Ohio State administrators have leased out the business operations of its student newspaper The Lantern to a local arm of newspaper giant Gannett.