WOSU News Archives For: June 22, 2012

Transport Workers Deliver Strike Notice To COTA

Workers could strike in time to disrupt Red, White and Boom.
22, 2012

The union representing nearly 700 workers at the Central Ohio Transit Authority delivered a strike notice to COTA today.

OSU Trustees Vote To Privatize Parking

One of the many parking signs around the OSU campus.
22, 2012

The OSU Board of Trustees voted Friday to approve a deal to lease out the university’s massive parking operations to an Australian company for 50 years in exchange for a one-time payment of $483 million.

Secret Service Agent Involved In Downtown Columbus Shooting

The agent reportedly fired into the car after a woman said she was being robbed.
June 22, 2012

Police say the agent fired into a car after a parking garage attendant screamed that she was being robbed.

Fracking Opponents Put Off Referendum On New Drilling Rules

fracking well
Drilling rigs like this one have popped up around Ohio and other parts of the country since the advent of hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking."
22, 2012

Environmental activists have criticized Ohio’s new rules governing drilling as being too weak, but they will not mount an effort to put the rules before voters this fall.