WOSU News Archives For: July 17, 2012

Ohio State To Appeal Feds Medical Lab Sanctions

Ohio State University is appealing a finding by federal health authorities who allege serious deficiencies at the university's medical center clinical lab.
17, 2012

Ohio State University is appealing a finding by federal health authorities who allege serious deficiencies at the university’s medical center clinical lab.

Obama Campaign Sues Ohio Over Early Voting Limits

The Obama campaign is trying to restore early voting the weekend before election day.
17, 2012

President Obama’s campaign is suing Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted to try to re-instate the three days of early, in person voting before Election day in November.

Ohio Elections Chief Requests Homeland Security Database

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted
July 17, 2012

Ohio is one of twelve states that has asked for access to a federal immigration database. Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted says the database will be used by his office as a voter verification tool.

Man Dies in Shooting Involving Columbus Police

17, 2012

A man is dead after a Columbus Police officer fired at least one shot during a response to a burglary call.

Republicans Question Ohio Redistricting Petitions

Advocates for redistricting reform say the state's latest congressional maps shows the system is broken.
17, 2012

The Ohio Republican Party is questioning the validity of some signatures gathered by a voter group that’s pushing a fall ballot proposal aimed at taking away elected officials’ power to draw legislative and congressional districts.

Mentally Ill Ex-Ohio Offenders Get More Medication

The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections will give mentally ill inmates a 30-day supply of medicine instead of 14 as they leave prison.
17, 2012

Ohio will double the amount of medication it provides to mentally ill inmates as they leave prison in hopes of easing their transition and keeping them from committing new crimes.

Ohio Gas Line Blast Near Glouster Blamed On Crack, Landslides

Athen Explosion
Fire from gas line explosion at the Athens and Morgan County lines in November 2011.
July 17, 2012

Engineers say landslides and a crack in a pipeline weld caused the natural gas line explosion that destroyed three houses and a barn in rural southern Ohio last year.

Goodale Park Fountain Vandalized

Goodale Park Fountain Vandalized
The fountain at Goodale Park was vandalized overnight. The Friends of Goodale Park board say this is their most frustrating moment after nearly two years of issues with its installation.
July 17, 2012

Just days after the Friends of Goodale Park celebrated the apparent fix of leaks in the Goodale Park pond, someone has spray-painted graffiti on the new fountain.

Business Filings Up In Ohio

From January through June of last year, just under 44,000 new business filings were recorded statewide. Nearly 47,000 were filed during the same six-month period this year.
17, 2012

The Ohio Secretary of State’s office says about 47,000 new businesses opened in Ohio in the first six months of 2012. That’s an increase of about 3,000 compared to 2011.

Northeast Ohio Land Preserve Offers Alternative To Modern Burials

A prairie section at Foxfield Preserve, a natural burial cemetery in northeast Ohio.
17, 2012

Picking a final resting place is something we’ll all have to do. An Ohio cemetery is giving people a more natural option. Nestled in the rolling hills of Stark County is the state’s only nature preserve cemetery. WOSU reports the eco-friendly-cemetery allows people to rest in peace in a rural setting and make a final gift to the environment.