WOSU News Archives For: July 12, 2012

Ohio Parents Accused Of Fencing 4-Year-Old In Bed

Bunk bed enclosed by fencing.
July 12, 2012

A Fairfield County couple has been charged with kidnapping and child endangerment after deputies discovered a four-year-old’s bed was covered with fencing.

President Obama To Return To Swing State Ohio Next Week

Barack Obama
WOSU file photo.
12, 2012

President Barack Obama’s campaign says he will return to Ohio next week – this time to visit Cincinnati.

Ohio’s Portman Plays Down Romney Campaign Meetings

Speculation has centered on Ohio Senator Rob Portman as Mitt Romney's Vice President pick.
July 12, 2012

Ohio Sen. Rob Portman is tamping down running mate speculation that flared up this week after he was in Boston with Mitt Romney campaign officials.

Oil, Gas Drilling In Lake Erie Now Banned By State Law

In his order, Gov. John Kasich wrote "Ohio citizens depend upon Lake Erie as an irreplaceable source of drinking water, and for its cultural, environmental, recreation, and aesthetic values."
12, 2012

Gov. John Kasich on Wednesday Kasich on Wednesday signed an executive order at a Fish Ohio Day event in Port Clinton. It puts in place a state directive to accompany an already existing federal ban.

Supreme Court Hears Arguments Over CAT Tax On Gas Sales

Beaver Excavating Company filed the suit, claiming taxes on gasoline can only go to road and bridge repair.
12, 2012

The suit heard by the Ohio Supreme Court was brought by excavators, truckers, builders and contractors. They argue taxes on gasoline can only go to road and bridge repair.

NTSB: Train Going Below Speed Limit, No Noticeable Track Problems

burned train car
Columbus Hazmat crew examines burned Norfolk Southern tanker car that derailed in north Columbus on Wednesday morning
12, 2012

The National Transportation Safety Board continues to investigate the train derailment and subsequent explosion in north Columbus on Wednesday.