WOSU News Archives For: August 3, 2012

Ag Secretary Wants Congress To ‘Do Its Job’

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U-S Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack speaks to reporters Friday at the Ohio State Fair.
2:40PM
August
3, 2012

U-S Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack told an Ohio State Fair crowd on Friday its critically important for congress to pass a comprehensive farm bill before the end of September. Vilsack says the combination of legislative stops and starts and drought takes a financial toll that is only partially offset by federal subsidies and crop insurance.

Autopsy Results: No Signs Of Trauma On Pregnant Mother

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The Delaware County Sheriff's Office says preliminary autopsy results on Deanna Ballman shows no signs of trauma to her body.
1:30PM
August 3, 2012

The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office says preliminary autopsy results on Deanna Ballman shows no signs of trauma to her body.

New Allegations In Columbus City Schools Data Rigging

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Columbus City Schools superintendent Gene Harris is accused of interfering in a 2004 internal audit.
12:00PM
August 3, 2012

A former Columbus City Schools auditor alleges the superintendent interfered during a student attendance probe in 2004.

Vilsack To Talk Drought At State Fair

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U.S. Agriculture Secretary talks to reporter at the Wisconsin State Fair.
8:29AM
August
3, 2012

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is visiting the Ohio State Fair on Friday to discuss the country’s worst drought in decades and his department’s efforts to help producers.

Browns Sale Valued At More Than $1 Billion

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Cleveland Browns Stadium sits along Lake Erie in downtown Cleveland.
7:31AM
August
3, 2012

The deal calls for Cleveland Browns owner Randy Lerner to sell all of his interest in the team over the next four years to Tennessee truck stop magnate Jimmy Haslam III.

“Clean Energy” Drive Not Getting Full Support of Activists, Unions

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The petition drive for "Yes For Ohio’s Energy Future" calls for the state to establish a commission to dole out $13 billion for projects including but not limited to alternative energy like solar and wind power.
7:22AM
August
3, 2012

The petition drive for “Yes For Ohio’s Energy Future” calls for the state to establish a commission to dole out $13 billion for projects including, but not limited to, alternative energy.

Ash Tree Chemical Treatment Successful, So Far

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The largest ash tree in Schiller Park is this white ash which is estimated it to be about 200 years old.
5:00AM
August
3, 2012

The fight against the emerald ash borer in the Midwest is nearing its 10th anniversary. Scientists and tree experts have tried many ways to stop the infestation. But it has spread from Southern Michigan throughout Ohio, threatening the state’s 4 billion ash trees. WOSU has an update on the fight and possible signs of hope.