WOSU News Archives For: August 9, 2012

CDC: 158 Cases Of New Swine Flu Strain From Pigs

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A pig rests at the 2012 Ohio State Fair.
3:47PM
August 9, 2012

Officials say there’s been a five-fold increase of cases of a new strain of swine flu that spreads from pigs to people.

USDA Loosens Restrictions On Ohio Meat Producers

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Under the new program, Ohio meat producers with 25 or fewer employees that have only passed state inspections can sell their meat outside of Ohio. Inter-state sales previously required producers to pass a federal inspection.
1:22PM
August
9, 2012

The USDA-backed Cooperative Interstate Shipment Program loosens restrictions on Ohio farmers hoping to sell their meat outside of the state.

Think Tank: Higher Tipped Minimum Wage Bad For Ohio

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The Democrat-backed bill would force employers to pay waitresses, bartenders, and other tip-based employees at least $6.86 an hour.
1:16PM
August
9, 2012

The right-leaning Employment Policies Institute has released a report saying the Democrat-backed proposal to take the minimum wage for waitresses and other tipped employees from $2.13 $6.86 per hour would cost Ohio at least 11,441 jobs.

Ohioans Now Able To Update Voting Info Online

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The site myohiovote.com was unveiled Thursday.
12:39PM
August
9, 2012

Ohio voters will now be able to update their addresses online.

OSU Football Tickets Left For Sale by Alumni And Students

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OSU football team at Ohio stadium
12:27PM
August
9, 2012

For the second straight year, Ohio State University alumni and students didn’t snap up all the available football tickets.

Voters Opposed To School Levies Are “Cutting Their Own Throats”

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Many Ohio school districts are still struggling with state funding cuts instituted last year.
7:49AM
August
9, 2012

More than 70 percent of the school levies before Ohio voters this week failed at the ballot box. An education consultant thinks he knows why.

Hilliard-Area Crash Kills One Teenager, Injures Four Others

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The crash happened near the intersection of Amity Road and Beach Road in Brown Township.
7:35AM
August
9, 2012

Police say 15-year-old David Phillips III was killed after being ejected from a car during a roll-over crash near Prairie Oaks Metropark.

Rest Stop Privatization Meets Opposition From Business Owners

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Administrators with the Ohio Department of Transportation saying privatizing rest stops along state routes would help fill a $1.6 billion budget gap.
7:27AM
August
9, 2012

The proposal to turn state-owned rest stops into privately-operated travel plazas is finally getting some attention…just not the kind state leaders had hoped for.