WOSU News Archives For: June 25, 2012

Nuns On The Bus Rally In Columbus

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Sister Simone Campbell speaks to a crowd at U.S. Congressman Pat Tiberi's office in Columbus. Campbell and other nuns are on a bus tour protesting proposed cuts to federal social service programs.
6:10PM
June
25, 2012

A group of nuns protesting cuts to federal programs for the poor and working families made a stop in Columbus Monday afternoon. Nuns on a Bus visited the office of Congressman Pat Tiberi to discuss cuts to federal social service programs.

Hollywood Casino Prepares Slot Machine Technicians

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A dealer in training at the Hollywood Casino Career Center.
2:42PM
June
25, 2012

Future workers at the Hollywood Casino are training for a variety of potential new jobs. This week, those wanting positions as slot technicians began learning new skills.

Former State Trooper From Powell Gets 50 Months Behind Bars

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Prosecutors say Benjamin Richardson deceived lenders into giving loans that he never paid back, then filed for bankruptcy without reporting income he received from a nightclub he co-owned with a narcotics trafficker.
2:41PM
June 25, 2012

Prosecutors say Benjamin Richardson deceived lenders into giving loans that he never paid back, then filed for bankruptcy without reporting income he received from a nightclub he co-owned with a narcotics trafficker.

Kasich Signs Education Bill Into Law

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The Governor has scheduled a bill signing ceremony Monday in Madisonville.
10:17AM
June
25, 2012

The bill makes dozens of policy changes, including potentially holding back third graders who can’t read, and increasing training and re-certification for poorly-rated teachers.

Young Pedestrian Killed In Springfield Chase

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Police say the driver hit a pole, veered into some woods, and apparently struck the young pedestrian somewhere along the way.
8:54AM
June
25, 2012

Police say a speeding SUV hit a pole, veered into some woods, and apparently struck the 12-year-old girl somewhere along the way.

Road Trip: Southwest Ohio And The Underground Railroad

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The former home of abolitionist and former slave John Parker in Ripley, Ohio.
5:34AM
June
25, 2012

Every week we’re taking a Road Trip to a little known but interesting part of Ohio. This week we’re exploring southwest Ohio and the village of Ripley’s role in the Underground Railroad.

Franklin Park Conservatory Readies Exhibit

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Artist Aurora Robson creates sculptures from plastic water bottles for Franklin Park Conservatory exhibit.
12:49AM
June
25, 2012

Later this week, the Franklin Park Conservatory on East Broad Street will unveil a new site- specific sculpture as part of its series of exhibits on sustainability. The exhibits bridge art and nature. But, the new installation is made up of very unnatural material.