WOSU News Archives For: July 25, 2012

Ohio News Network To Go Dark

ONN has been in operation since 1997.
July 25, 2012

ONN,Ohio’s 24-hour cable news network will cease operations at the end of August. Its owner blames changing news consumer habits.

NTSB Report: Columbus Train Derailment Damage At $1.2M

burned train car
Columbus Hazmat crew examines burned Norfolk Southern tanker car that derailed in north Columbus.
25, 2012

Federal officials have estimated damage caused by a train derailment and explosion in central Ohio this month to be about $1.2 million.

Patrol Reports Sharp Increases In Drug Seizures

Franklin County led the state with 310 drug arrests in the first half of 2012.
July 25, 2012

The Ohio State Highway Patrol says heroin seizures in the first half of 2012 increased 327 compared to the same period last year.

Cooper Stadium Moves Into Private Ownership

The 80-year-old ball park has been home to three minor league teams, but has sat idle since the Clippers - the AAA team of the Cleveland Indians - left for their new digs at Huntington Park in 2009.
25, 2012

Franklin County Commissioners on Tuesday finalized the long and often contentious plan to sell the former home of the Columbus Clippers to a private developer who plans to turn the property into a racetrack.

Concerts, Fried Food Return To State Fairgrounds

This year's fair features some new takes on old food staples, including funnel cakes that taste like pumpkin spice, chocolate brownie and pineapple-upside-down cake.
25, 2012

The 2012 Ohio State Fair opens Wednesday morning with remarks from Gov. John Kasich.