WOSU News Archives For: August 29, 2012

Lawsuit: Two Columbus Towing Companies Over Charging Customers

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A class action lawsuit has been filed against two of Columbus’ largest towing companies which claims customers are being over charged.
6:35PM
August
29, 2012

A class action lawsuit has been filed against two Columbus-area towing companies. It claims customers are being over charged to get back their cars.

Ohio House Panel Prepares Changes To Pension Bills

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Ohio House panel prepares changes to pension bills
3:42PM
August 29, 2012

The chairman of an Ohio House panel studying the state’s five public retirement funds says he’s expecting to have updated drafts of pension legislation by the end of this week.

Dems To Move Forward With Ohio Board Replacements

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Democrats in southwest Ohio are planning to move forward to replace two elections board members who have been fired by the state's elections chief.
3:33PM
August
29, 2012

Democrats in southwest Ohio are planning to move forward to replace two elections board members who have been fired by the state’s elections chief.

Ohio Mobile Lab Targets Internet Predators

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Ohio authorities say a new lab on wheels will help catch traders in child pornography and other online predators.
3:28PM
August
29, 2012

Ohio authorities say a new lab on wheels will help catch traders in child pornography and other online predators.

Columbus Opens Domestic Partner Registry

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Columbus opens its domestic partner registry following public event Wednesday in city council chambers. Five same-sex couples received city certificates acknowledging their relationship
2:49PM
August
29, 2012

The City of Columbus on Wednesday opened a domestic partner registry. It does not carry the same weight as a marriage certificate, but it allows unmarried and gay couples to notarize and put their relationship on the record.

Miners Lost Day’s Pay For Romney Rally

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GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney greets a voter.
9:27AM
August 29, 2012

Some workers at a mine in Bealesville say they lost pay when the mine shut down for a day, and felt they would be fired if they skipped a Mitt Romney rally earlier this month.

Woman Found Naked On Muskingum County Road Dies

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Celeste Fronsman was found early Sunday on a roadside near Adamsville in Muskingum County.
7:58AM
August 29, 2012

Celeste Fronsman died two days after a driver told dispatchers he found the Canton resident beaten, raped and burned on a country road.

Kasich Touts Ohio Job Creation In RNC Speech

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich's speech at the Republican National Convention focused solely on economics.
7:23AM
August
29, 2012

Speaking before the nation’s Republicans, Ohio Gov. John Kasich focused solely on economics and what he called unpopular decisions that led the state’s economic turnaround.

Columbus City School Board: No Public Access To Ethics Training

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Columbus City Schools Board of Education closed its ethics training session to the public.
5:00AM
August 29, 2012

Members of the Columbus School Board were trained by state ethics employees last night. And later they met with the recently-hired district attorney. But what went on during those meetings remains a mystery.