WOSU News Archives For July 2012

Campaign For Ohio Draws President To Mansfield, Akron

President Barack Obama and GOP challenger Mitt Romney are competing aggressively for Ohio votes.
31, 2012

Wednesday marks the President’s sixth visit to Ohio in less than two months. But a political scientist says it’s a little surprising that he’s visiting an area that voted solidly republican four years ago.

Long-Time Ohio Congressman Retiring Because Of Political Climate

Rep. Steven LaTourette was first elected to Congress in the GOP wave of 1994.
31, 2012

Republican U.S. Rep. Steven LaTourette says the atmosphere in the House “no longer encourages the finding of common ground.”

Unlikely Allies Push Ahead On Legal Challenge Of JobsOhio

Maurice Thompson from the 1851 Center for Constitutional Law (left) and Brian Rothenberg from Progress Ohio take questions at a Monday news conference announcing their organizations are working together to get the Ohio Supreme Court to hear a lawsuit over the constitutionality of JobsOhio.
31, 2012

Democrats are joining an tea Party-backed group in a legal challenge to the state’s semi-private job creation agency.

Historic Circle D Likely A Total Loss After Overnight Fire

The business' Facebook page says it's been family owned since 1954.
31, 2012

Witnesses report flames shooting skyward and downtown Circleville full of smoke this morning after a massive fire at the bowling alley and skating rink.

Voters’ Rights Group Claims To Have Enough Signatures…Again

Members of "Voters First" gathered Monday, the same day they say they turned in another 400,000 petition signatures to the Ohio Secretary of State's Office.
31, 2012

Earlier this month, members of Voters First fell more than 130,000 signatures short of getting their redistricting proposal on the fall ballot. Now they’re once again claiming to have the necessary signatures.

2012 Drought Ends ‘Win Streak’ For Corn And Soybean Farmers

County map of Ohio shows 2012 drought extends across state with areas of severe drought in western counties.
31, 2012

While recent rains and slightly lower temperatures brought some short-term drought relief, the long hot dry spell during much of June and July is expected to take a huge toll on corn and soybean yields in Ohio and other big farming states. While this year looks bad for farmers, it follows several very good years some with record yields.

Student In Twitter Threat Ordered To Avoid Kent State

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A man law enforcement officials believe threatened to "shoot up" Kent State is warned to stay away from the University.
30, 2012

A Kent State University student accused of posting a message on Twitter saying he planned to “shoot up” the northeastern Ohio campus has been instructed to stay away from the school and its president.

Ohio House Panel Plans August Hearings On Pensions

The Ohio House plans to vote in September on the fate of Ohio's five public retirement funds.
30, 2012

State Rep. Kirk Schuring says the goal is to have the House vote on pension legislation sometime in September.

Upper Arlington Diver Wins Silver In London

Abby Johnston called winning a silver metal, "the coolest thing."
July 30, 2012

22-year-old Abby Johnston won a silver medal Sunday in the women’s 3-meter springboard synchronized diving event.

One Killed, Three Injured In South Linden Shooting

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30, 2012

Police say the incident may have been a drug-related robbery.