WOSU News Archives For: August 2, 2012

9 Ohio Swine Flu Cases Confirmed, Linked To Fair

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A pig sleeps at the Ohio State Fair.
2, 2012

Health officials investigating illnesses linked to an Ohio county fair have confirmed a strain of swine flu in nine cases and say it matches the virus that recently infected four people at an Indiana fair.

Prosecutors Issue First Indictments Under Human Traffcking Law

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2, 2012

The 15-count indictment released Thursday is Franklin County’s first under a new law targeting human trafficking in Ohio.

Testing: DNA Found In Bite Mark Not From Convicted Akron Cop

Douglas Prade was sentenced in 1998 to life in prison with parole eligibility in 26 years for the death of his ex-wife, 41-year-old Akron doctor Margo Prade.
August 2, 2012

Tests indicate that crime scene DNA did not come from a former Akron police captain convicted of murdering his ex-wife 13 years ago.

Job Fair Inside State Fair

Organizers say 77 employers will be looking for employees at the Ohio State Fair through Friday.
2, 2012

The Ohio State Fair isn’t just fried food, animals and fun and games. One state agency is all business at this year’s Fair.

Gay Marriage Supporters Turn To Economics

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Supporters of gay marriage want a measure on the 2013 Ohio ballot repealing the 2004 ban on gay marriage.
2, 2012

Supporters of a proposed constitutional amendment to legalize gay marriage in Ohio have always contended the effort is about human rights and equality. Now they’re touting a new study that says same-sex marriage would help the state’s economy.