WOSU News Archives For: August 1, 2012

Missing Pregnant Woman Found Dead

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The Delaware County Sheriff's Office said the body of missing pregnant woman Deanna Ballman was discovered in a car Wednesday afternoon.
August 1, 2012

Authorities say body found in a car in central Ohio is that of a missing pregnant woman.

New Poll Gives President Leads In Three Key Swing States

The latest survey from Quinnipiac University gives President Obama a six-point lead over presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney.
August 1, 2012

The independent poll from Quinnipiac University gives President Obama at least 50 percent support in Ohio, Florida and Pennsylvania.

President Uses Mansfield Backdrop To Criticize Romney Tax Plan

President Obama addresses supporters in Mansfield Wednesday
1, 2012

President Barack Obama spent Wednesday campaigning in Ohio. In the morning he was in Mansfield, once a Republican stronghold.

Counties Get First Round Of Casino Tax Revenue

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State tax officials expect Ohio's four casinos to eventually pay $500 a year toward the special casino tax.
August 1, 2012

Nearly $20 million in casino tax revenue is being divvied up among Ohio’s 88 counties. The state’s eight largest cities will also get a chunk of that money.

Former Cuyahoga County Commissioner Gets 28 Years In Prison

Jimmy Dimora (middle in brown blazer) is seen in happier times during a bridge opening alongside Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson (grey suit).
1, 2012

Jimmy Dimora was convicted of racketeering, bribery and other counts. His trial capped an investigation that led to more than 50 convictions involving county officials, employees and contractors who traded bribes for government jobs and contracts.