WOSU News Archives For: July 18, 2012

Columbus Casino Opening Early; Scioto Downs Competition?

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An artist's rendering of the Hollywood Casino now under construction on Columbus' West side. The Ohio Casino Control Commission ruled Wednesday that the casino can open as early as October 8th.
6:05PM
July
18, 2012

The Ohio Casino Control Commission has ruled that Columbus’ new Hollywood Casino can open Monday, October 8th. That’s several weeks earlier than previously announced. The casino’s owners might be trying to cash in on the success that Scioto Down’s so-called racino has experienced.

Group Looking To Change Redistricting Comes Up Short

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Advocates for redistricting reform say the state's latest congressional maps shows the system is broken.
4:39PM
July 18, 2012

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted says supporters of a constitutional amendment to change the way Ohio draws its legislative districts have fallen short of the number of valid signatures needed to get the issue on November’s ballot. Husted says the group Voters First Ohio has fallen about 131,000 signatures short.

Columbus Casino, Ohio’s 3rd, To Open By October

1:46PM
July
18, 2012

Ohio’s third casino is scheduled to open by early October in Columbus.

Honda On Pace For Record Production In 2012

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A recent downgrade of expectations for profits in 2012 is not stopping Honda from expanding production.
1:27PM
July
18, 2012

The auto manufacturer that employs about 13,000 people in Central Ohio says it’s on pace to top 2011 production by 75 percent and could build as many as 1.7 million vehicles this year.

Ousted Lesbian Den Mom Delivers Petition To Scouts

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Jennifer Tyrrell
1:22PM
July 18, 2012

An Ohio woman ousted as a den mother because she is a lesbian has delivered a petition with 300,000 signatures to the Boy Scouts of America headquarters urging the organization to reinstate her.

Ohio E. Coli Outbreak Rises To 68 Cases

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File photo
12:24PM
July
18, 2012

Health officials say an E. coli outbreak that began with people who ate at a southwest Ohio picnic has reached 68 cases, and three people are in serious condition.

Dispatch Resumes Charging Web Site Users

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Dispatch.com gives this message to readers when they try to access their eleventh article within one month.
7:32AM
July
18, 2012

Frequent visitors to dispatch.com may have recently received this message. That’s because The Columbus Dispatch has moved back to a pay-wall for its Web site.

Wright Patterson Gets New Commander

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Col. Cassie Barlow previously served as Director of Manpower and Personnel of the North American Aerospace Defense Command and United States Northern Command, headquartered at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado.
7:16AM
July 18, 2012

Col. Cassie Barlow was sworn in as commander of the 88th Air Base Wing at a ceremony Tuesday.