WOSU News Archives For June 2012

Troopers Seize 32 Kilos Of Cocaine Near Springfield

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12:22PM
June 27, 2012

The State Highway Patrol seized an estimated $2.8 million in cocaine from a tractor-trailer near Springfield Wednesday morning.

Poll Gives President Nine-Point Lead In Ohio

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The latest survey from Quinnipiac University gives President Obama a nine-point lead over presumptive Republican nominee mitt Romney.
9:33AM
June 27, 2012

The latest survey by Quinnipiac University says 47 percent of likely Ohio voters now support the President, while Mitt Romney garners 38 percent support.

Commentary: Kasich Not Helping Ohio Tuition Increases

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Ohio State University students in March protested tuition increases.
8:04AM
June
27, 2012

Ohio ranks second in the nation on a list of public universities with the highest tuition. WOSU commnentator Andrew Miller says Gov. John Kasich isn’t helping.

East Side Towers Overhauled By Private Owners

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One of the two Skyview Towers that sit in Columbus' Mount Vernon neighborhood just off Interstate 670.
6:29AM
June
27, 2012

Until 2 years ago, the Sawyer Towers housing project was owned by the Columbus Metropolitan Housing Authority. Now it’s privately owned, crime is down, and the towers are 95 percent occupied.

Columbus Man May Get Life In Pregnant Woman’s Slaying

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A Cuyahoga County judge rules man guilty of killing his wife and brother-in-law is not competent for death penalty
3:58PM
June
26, 2012

A jury is recommending that an Ohio man convicted of killing a pregnant woman spend life in prison without parole instead of receiving the death penalty.

Ohio Gov Signs Bill To Curb Ex-Inmate Hardships

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Ohio Governor John Kasich signs thirteen bills into law at the Statehouse.
3:48PM
June
26, 2012

Ohio Gov. John Kasich has signed 13 bills, including one to ease ex-inmates back into the workforce as cosmetologists, salvage-yard dealers and construction workers.

Committee to School Board: Delay Levy Effort Until Next Fall

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The district is fully-funded through the next two school years, but would face possible cuts in a 2013 levy failed.
12:00PM
June 26, 2012

The advisory committee voted Tuesday morning to urge Columbus City Schools administrators to wait a year before asking voters to approve a 7.5-mil levy.

Arizona-Style Immigration Law In Ohio?

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SB 1070 ignited protests in Arizona and around the country.
7:15AM
June
26, 2012

Despite the controversy SB 1070 caused in Arizona, one Ohio lawmaker wants to mirror the so-called “show me your papers” clause that’s been held up by the U.S. Supreme Court.

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.