WOSU News Archives For: July 20, 2012

Columbus Police Investigate Fifth Fatal Police Shooting

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Columbus Police Chief Kimberley Jacobs talks to reporters Thursday morning about the recent string of police-involved shootings.
9:30AM
July
20, 2012

Columbus police confirm a fifth fatal police-involved shooting this year and the third within the past week. The string of police shootings both lethal and non-lethal, has raised questions about use of force policies and follow-up investigations.

Ohio’s Jobless Rate Declines For Eleventh Straight Month

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Ohio's unemployment went down a tenth of a percent in June,and employers added more than 18,000 new workers.
8:41AM
July
20, 2012

New figures released Friday show Ohio’s unemployment rate ticked dow for an 11th straight month in June.
The latest figures from the Department of Job and Family Services show a June jobless rate of 7.2 percent, that’s down from 7.3 percent in May.

Expert: Drought Will Drive Up Ohio Food Prices

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A lack of rain is taking a toll around Ohio.
8:28AM
July
20, 2012

An agricultural economist says the lack of rain is sure to raise Ohio prices on meat, milk, and other food commodities.

Biden Uses Columbus Audience To Praise Auto Bailout

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7:58AM
July
20, 2012

Vice President Joe Biden told supporters at a Columbus union office that Ohio is in better shape because of decisions President Obama made in his first term in office.