WOSU News Archives For: August 31, 2012

Ohio Could Spend $3.5 Million On Animal Facility

COLUMBUS ZOO EXOTIC RESCUE
One of three panthers rescued by the Zoo from a ranch in Zanesville.
3:41PM
August 31, 2012

The state of Ohio wants to spend $3.5 million to build and operate a Department of Agriculture facility that would temporarily house exotic animals confiscated under a new law.

Obama Cancels Labor Day Trip To Cleveland

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President Obama cancels his Cleveland trip.
2:25PM
August
31, 2012

President Barack Obama has canceled his Labor Day trip to Cleveland.

1st Death Linked To New Swine Flu Is Ohioan, 61

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A pig rests at the 2012 Ohio State Fair.
12:53PM
August 31, 2012

Health officials say the death of a 61-year-old central Ohio woman is the first associated with a new swine flu strain.

Judge Restores 3 Early Voting Days In Ohio

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The Ohio Organizing Collaborative marched to the Franklin County Board of Elections recently to push for weekend voting hours.
12:38PM
August
31, 2012

A federal judge in Ohio is giving all voters in the swing state the option of casting their ballot in person during the three days before Election Day.

“Un-American” Comment Garners Criticism And Support For Mandel

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The race between Rep. Josh Mandel and Dem. Sherrod Brown is expected to be one of the closest and most-expensive races in the nation this year. The latest independent poll gives Brown a 46 percent to 41 percent lead.
7:59AM
August 31, 2012

Republican Josh Mandel’s comment that Sen. Sherrod Brown’s support of the auto industry bailout was “un-American” is bringing out veterans on both sides of the debate.

Texting Law Tougher For Teens

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.
7:29AM
August
31, 2012

For the second part of a two part series, Ohio Public Radio’s Bill Cohen reports on why Ohio’s new law against texting while driving is so much tougher for drivers under the age of 18.