WOSU News Archives For: July 30, 2012

Student In Twitter Threat Ordered To Avoid Kent State

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A man law enforcement officials believe threatened to "shoot up" Kent State is warned to stay away from the University.
30, 2012

A Kent State University student accused of posting a message on Twitter saying he planned to “shoot up” the northeastern Ohio campus has been instructed to stay away from the school and its president.

Ohio House Panel Plans August Hearings On Pensions

The Ohio House plans to vote in September on the fate of Ohio's five public retirement funds.
30, 2012

State Rep. Kirk Schuring says the goal is to have the House vote on pension legislation sometime in September.

Upper Arlington Diver Wins Silver In London

Abby Johnston called winning a silver metal, "the coolest thing."
July 30, 2012

22-year-old Abby Johnston won a silver medal Sunday in the women’s 3-meter springboard synchronized diving event.

One Killed, Three Injured In South Linden Shooting

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30, 2012

Police say the incident may have been a drug-related robbery.

Road Trip: Ulysses S. Grant’s Birthplace

Civil War general and U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant was born in this small, white cabin on April 27, 1822 in Point Pleasant, about 25 miles southeast of Cincinnati.
30, 2012

Every week this travel season, we’re taking you on a road trip to an interesting part of Ohio. This week we’re headed to Point Pleasant, the birthplace of Civil War general and U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant.

Ohio Farmers Blame Migrant Worker Shortage On Immigration Fears

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Ohio migrant farm workers pound stakes to support green pepper plants.
30, 2012

Ohio lawmakers are considering a tough immigration bill like the one in Arizona. The immigration crackdown has affected farmers in the southwest and the south who rely on migrant workers to harvest their crops. They report difficulty finding migrant workers. Now Ohio farmers are seeing the same thing.