WOSU News Archives For: August 30, 2012

Ousted Ohio Schools Chief Sues Over Firing

desks
A former district superintendent in southwestern Ohio and her son are suing to keep their jobs amid a state investigation into altered attendance records.
3:43PM
August
30, 2012

A former district superintendent in southwestern Ohio and her son are suing to keep their jobs amid a state investigation into altered attendance records.

Surgeon, Officials Review Botched Ohio Transplant

hospital
A Texas surgeon is reviewing a living-donor kidney transplant program suspended by an Ohio hospital where a donated kidney apparently was put with medical waste instead of going to the intended recipient.
3:38PM
August
30, 2012

A Texas surgeon is reviewing a living-donor kidney transplant program suspended by an Ohio hospital where a donated kidney apparently was put with medical waste instead of going to the intended recipient.

Backers Say “Secondary” Designation Will Still Deter Texters

texting while driving
Under the new law, the first offense for Ohio adults will be a $150 fine. The second offense brings a $300 fine. But drivers will only receive warnings for the first six months.
8:23AM
August
30, 2012

It’s about to be illegal for Ohioans to text behind the wheel. But for adults it will only be a secondary violation, similar to a safety belt violation, and drivers will only receive warnings for the first six months.

DeWine: No Vote On Liquor Issue Would Invalidate Existing Licenses

liquor_store
Mike DeWine's office says if the liquor issue is voted down, that vote would invalidate existing liquor licenses in the proposed entertainment district.
7:57AM
August
30, 2012

Voters in Upper Arlington are nearing a November vote on expanding liquor licenses to establish an entertainment district. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine now says a “no” vote would invalidate existing liquor licenses in the proposed development.

Portman Offers Preview Of Fall Presidential Debates In RNC Speech

KasichPortmanRomney 001
Sen. Rob Portman (center) campaigning with Ohio Gov. John Kasich and Mitt Romney. Kasich and Portman have addressed Republicans at their national convention in Tampa this week
7:45AM
August
30, 2012

The Republican U.S. Senator from Ohio is helping Mitt Romney prepare for his debates against President Obama, and may have gave the country a glimpse of what to expect.