WOSU News Archives For: June 29, 2012

Highway Bill Adds Motorcoach Laws Spurred By Bluffton Bus Crash

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Five years after a bus crash that killed several Bluffton University baseball team players, new federal legislation will increase safety on motor coaches.
4:17PM
June
29, 2012

Five years after a bus crash that killed several Bluffton University baseball team players, new federal legislation will increase safety on motor coaches.

Commentary: Who’s Blocking All The Good Views?

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Looking west from downtown Columbus.
10:34AM
June
29, 2012

There used to be plenty of places for the public to enjoy a good view of Columbus and Central Ohio. WOSU commentator and local historian Ed Lentz wants to know why those places are on the decline.

Heat Pushes City To Open Cooling Centers, ODNR Issues Fire Warning

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Columbus area residents keep cool under spray fountains at Bi-Centennial Park downtown
8:15AM
June
29, 2012

City leaders are using public pools, fire hydrants, and “cooling centers” to help residents beat the heat.

Ohioans Face Looming Deadline For “Demolition Grants”

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A "vacant" sign identifies one of the thousands of abandoned houses in Central Ohio.
7:45AM
June
29, 2012

Ohio communities with blighted neighborhoods have until Monday to apply for grants to fund the demolition of vacant, abandoned properties.

Mother-In-Law Pleads Guilty In Septic Tank Murder

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Sandra Inman led prosecutors to the body of 25-year-old Summer Inman, who police say was strangled with a zip tie and stuffed into an underground septic tank in Athens County.
7:23AM
June 29, 2012

Sandra Inman has been sentenced to at least 15 years in prison for her role in the murder of her daughter-in-law Summer Inman last year.

So What Now?

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The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday upheld many of the Affordable Care Act's key provisions, including a mandate that most Americans have health insurance. The court struck down a provision to expand the federal government's power to control Medicaid payments to states.
6:29AM
June 29, 2012

With the majority of the Affordable Care Act ruled constitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court, health care advocates are urging state officials to get busy implementing the law’s key provisions. But state officials don’t appear to be in a hurry.