WOSU News Archives For: July 19, 2012

Ohio Wildlife Officers Hunted Deer On Duty

19, 2012

A wildlife officer has been placed on unpaid leave after state investigators found that he and two other officers in southwest Ohio hunted while on the job.

Ohio Tea Party Groups Oppose Governor’s Tax Plan

Ohio Tea Party groups oppose GOP governor's tax proposal.
19, 2012

A coalition of tea party groups in Ohio is calling a tax proposal by the state’s Republican governor “unnecessary and unwise.”

Central Ohio Home Sales Climb In June

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2012 Home Sales in Central Ohio are up 10% over last year.
19, 2012

The Central Ohio real estate market continues to show signs of recovery. The Columbus Board of Realtors says home sales climbed 18 percent in June compared to June of last year.

Supreme Court Rules Murder Conviction Unconstitutional

Toneisha Gunnell was convicted of murder after a car she was riding in hit and killed a man while fleeing security guards after shoplifting from a Springfield mall.
July 19, 2012

The Ohio Supreme Court has upheld a ruling that the retrial and murder conviction of Columbus resident Toneisha Gunnell was unconstitutional because it amounted to double jeopardy.

Drought Brings Down Forecasts From Ohio Farmers

A lack of rain is taking a toll around Ohio, including the water-starved Ohio Canal in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Northeast Ohio.
19, 2012

Corn and soybean farmers around the state continue to deal with sweltering temperatures and dangerously-low amounts of rain.

Fracking Protesters Up Efforts Against Disposal Wells

Protests like this one have been going on for months in Ohio. Now some protesters are resorting to more drastic means, including chaining themselves to fences at fracking water disposal wells.
19, 2012

Civil disobedience is a tactic that’s starting to be adopted in Ohio by some environmentalists protesting the oil and gas drilling method often called fracking.

Biden Returns To Columbus, Romney Stumps In Northern Ohio

Vice President Joe Biden is scheduled to make two campaign stops in Columbus on Thursday, a day after GOP candidate Mitt Rommeny campaigned in Toledo, Bowling Green, and Canton.
July 19, 2012

Vice President Joe Biden will appear at a Columbus union hall Thursday after a morning visit to a Columbus factory. His stops come a day after GOP candidate Mitt Romney used northern Ohio rallies to criticize the President’s record on job creation.